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Dental Implants

Dental Implants                                                        

Why Dental Implants?

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a better way to improve quality of life. Even if you have lost just one tooth - whether it's a new situation or something you have lived with for years - chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Now you can start over! With titanium tooth roots your dentist can offer replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

Dental implants fuse with the jawbone to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement. This concept for oral rehabilitation was developed more than thirty-five years ago by a swedish scientist. With his pioneering research, he opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

The Treatment Steps:

  1. The first step is the placement of the titanium implant in the bone. The implant will remain covered underneath the gum for approximately 3-5 months. During this time, the implant should fuse to the bone.
  2. The second step of the procedure involves uncovering the implant and attaching a post called an Abutment. This completes teh foundation on which your new tooth will be placed. In some instances, the doctor may decide to place the post at the time of initial surgery. After placing the post, doctor will take the impression of the area and send it to the lab including other information such as shape, color and size. The lab will fabricate a crown precisely based on the impression.
  3. The final step is the placement of the new tooth. With techniques that ensure optimal size, shape and fit, this replacement tooth should blend with your remaining teeth.

Check out more information about dental implants on ADA (American Dental Association) website at,

Please call our office if you have any questions about dental implant treatment or to schedule a FREE consultation appointment with our dentist.


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