Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are the most efficient way to substitute missing teeth.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a titanium “root” used to support restorations to replace a tooth (crown), a set of replacement teeth (bridge/partial dentures) or replace all your teeth (complete dentures).

Dental implants provide excellent support and stability for removable partial or complete dentures. Implants are very strong and durable.

They look and feel just like your own natural teeth!

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Implant candidates are patients of all ages that are missing one, more than one, or all their teeth.

Make an appointment with our oral surgeon to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a complete evaluation of your dental and medical histories, along with an oral examination and either a panoramic radiograph or iCAT scan.

The i-CAT is a state-of-the-art, cone beam CT (computed tomography) advanced technology in radiographs. It provides highly definition 3-D radiographic images of each patient’s distinctive anatomy for the diagnosis and treatment planning of all the phases of oral surgery, implantology, TMJ analysis and other dental procedures. The i-CAT provides accurate, cross-sectional slices of any desired location in the mouth in relationship to other anatomical structures, such as roots, the nasal area and sinuses.

A real desire to go through the required treatment is a prerequisite!

How long does this procedure take?

The length of your treatment varies, and depends on each patient’s individual needs. During your consult with the oral surgeon, you will be given an approximate timetable for the length of your treatment.

How successful are dental implant(s)?

The success of dental implant(s) depend on many factors, especially including patient understanding and daily care of the prosthesis and the surrounding soft tissues (gums).

Frequent maintenance appointments for careful supervision, routine dental cleanings and patient education are essential components for implant success.