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Dental Implants

Ask Yourself...

Are you one of the 70 million people in the United States missing some or all of your teeth? This can be debilitating and embarrassing because of the following reasons:

  • Nutrition suffers.
  • Your smile is unpleasant.
  • Your teeth have moved and fallen into empty spaces.
  • You cannot eat the foods you enjoy.
  • Your dentures slip or fall out when talking or eating.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are referred to as being substitute tooth roots or root replacements used to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are used for upper and lower teeth. They are placed within the bone and heal over a period of months to which then a crown is made and attached. Dental implants are made of the same biologically-compatible materials as artificial knees, hips or other prosthetic appliances. After the implant is placed, a period of time (usually 2-4 months) is required for it to fuse to the surrounding tissue and become anchored. A customized crown is then fabricated and attached to the implant.

Dental implants have been used for several decades. Patients of all ages have chosen dental implants to replace single or multiple teeth or even to support dentures. Dental implants give full function and support as natural teeth and are much stronger than natural or existing teeth. They are made of titanium and are compatible with the human body. Approved and tested dental implant systems are very successful.