Missing teeth are perhaps the most obvious and challenging obstacle to a beautiful smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, our dentists can show you how dental implants can solve your problem permanently. For tooth replacement, there simply is no solution more durable or more lifelike than a custom-designed dental implant.
Dental implants are artificial roots, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. After an initial healing period, a porcelain crown is attached to the top of the implant, proving a natural looking “tooth” that will often enhance a patient’s smile as well as restore their function! Dental implants have a very high success rate, confirmed by decades of research, and are very strong, stable, and durable.
If you have dealt with a missing tooth for years, you may be wondering why it is so important to fill that space now. When considering a tooth replacement solution, keep in mind that dental implants are the only comprehensive solution since they address both the visible missing tooth and the missing tooth root under the gum. The presence of a replacement tooth root not only anchors the new tooth in place, it also protects against bone loss since it is seated into the jaw bone. and prevents nearby natural teeth from shifting out of place, which creates an unhealthy bite.
Dental implants are a long-term investment. Unlike other cosmetic smile treatments that may need to be redone after several years, dental implants can last a lifetime if they are well planned and properly cared for. Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. We use the Straumann family of implants as our primary implant system, however other implant systems are available and can be customized to you.
Dental implants are also a great way to provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
For replacement of missing teeth, dental implants are the state-of-the-art solution – the most permanent, functional, natural looking, and long lasting. For more about the implant surgical and restorative process, please click here