Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the bone and integrate or combine with the bone as the surgical site heals.  They are used to support crowns, bridges, dentures, and partial dentures.  We offer single tooth implant placement, and when appropriate, immediate implant placement following the extraction of a tooth. Often an extraction site will need grafting, or socket preservation procedures to ensure that there is adequate bone to support a dental implant.

We use tapered implants because they are similar to root form, provide good stability, and preserve bone around the implant site.

We use tapered implants because they are similar to root form, provide good stability, and preserve bone around the implant site.

Implants can replace a single tooth with a crown. This eliminates the need to cut down the teeth on either side of the space to place a bridge.

Implants can replace a single tooth with a crown. This eliminates the need to cut down the teeth on either side of the space to place a bridge.

A lower denture can be supported with as few as two implants and snap-on type attachments to allow for function as well as easy removal for cleaning.

A lower denture can be supported with as few as two implants and snap-on type attachments to allow for function as well as easy removal for cleaning.

Implants can be used to anchor and support full upper and lower sets of teeth.

Implants can be used to anchor and support full upper and lower sets of teeth.

See us for a consultation about your dental implant options to replace missing teeth.

 

If your implant requires a complex bone graft, or a sinus lift procedure (raising the floor to the sinuses with bone grafting to provide a solid foundation for your implant), your case will be referred to an oral surgeon or periodontist.