Implants to Replace Individual Teeth
After incredible advances in dentistry in the past decade, individual implants have become the treatment of choice for people missing one, or several teeth, and for those with failing teeth or severe periodontal disease. Dental implants now look and perform more like natural teeth. They are secured in the bone, there is no artificial plastic on the roof of the mouth, and the need for adhesives and denture creams are eliminated. More important, the use of dental implants does not impact healthy, adjacent teeth as bridges do.
Dental Implants are long-lasting tooth root replacements that are placed into the jawbone to simulate the root of a pre existing tooth. For qualified patients, replacement teeth then can be restored the same day, returning a spectacular smile quickly. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants don’t move or shift, and they can last a lifetime.
A dental implant designed to replace a single tooth is composed of three parts: the titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone; the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line; and the crown and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance.
With the addition of our new Orthopos CT Scanner machine, we are able to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants by measuring the quality of bone, as well as precisely plan (down to tenths of a millimeter!) where your implant will go.