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Implants - Surgery and Restoration

Dental implants enable dentists to create healthy, attractive smiles in an innovative way. Used to replace one or more missing teeth, implants are the superior option and alternative to conventional bridges and removable dentures. In essence, dental implants essentially replace the root of the missing tooth or teeth. And, because they maintain bone mass, dental implants can help prevent additional tooth loss as well as the sunken facial appearance associated with missing teeth. A dental implant restoration consists of a bio-compatible titanium device which can support a crown, bridge or denture.

The implant is surgically replaced into the jawbone where it replaces the natural tooth root. In a few months, the implant securely attaches to the bone (called "osseointegration"), allowing it to withstand biting and chewing forces just like a healthy, natural tooth.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

The most common indications for implant therapy are:

• Replacement of one or more missing teeth.
• Support of a non-removable "bridge" to replace multiple teeth.
• Support of a removable full or partial denture
• Patients who successfully pass a screening and evaluation can be considered as candidates for implant replacement.