Dental implants are one of the most popular choices for replacing missing teeth, due to its many strengths as a procedure. With dental implants, your tooth replacement looks, feels, bites and functions almost exactly like an actual tooth. Made of a biocompatible metal, implants are placed into the jaw and fuse with the surrounding bone and tissue. A crown is then placed on the abutment. Implants are a great choice for:
- Single Tooth Replacement
- Anterior Replacement
- Posterior Replacement
- Full Upper Replacement
Dental implants are surgically-placed tooth replacements comprised of three unique segments:
- Porcelain restoration
- Connector abutment
- Titanium Post
As the implants become integrated into the jaw, they become a permanent part of the dentition, helping stimulate bone health, preserving jaw structure, and preventing natural teeth from
With the availability of dental implants, our dentist can provide further comfort and stability. Dental implants can help to restore your smile back to looking and functioning naturally.
To provide patients with the best implant treatment plan, there are several factors our dentists evaluate during your implant consultation which includes
- Number of teeth that need to be replaced
- Condition of Jaw Bone
- Patient Aesthetic goals
Enjoy the Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are securely attached, which allows you to gain the confidence you need to smile, eat, speak clearly, and gain freedom from embarrassment. Further benefits of dental implants include:
- Improved Appearance
- Improved Comfort
- Improved Health
Dental implants are unique because they don’t rely on your remaining healthy teeth for support. Following implant surgery, your bone grows around each implant, fusing them in place to your jaw. Of all the tooth replacement options, dental implants are the sturdiest and longest lasting.
Dental implant process
An oral surgeon or periodontist first installs a small titanium implant in your jaw to replace the root of your tooth. Over time, your bone heals and grows around the dental implant. Your bone bonds to the titanium post, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
When you come back for your next visit, Dr. Gill places a support post, known as an abutment, on the implant and then places a crown on top of the abutment.
Are you a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, however. If you have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant, then you can complete this procedure. It is also important to commit to good oral hygiene, including exceptional at-home care and regular visits to the dentist.
To see if you’re a candidate, schedule an appointment by calling our office or booking a consultation online.