Dental Implants

Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth.

For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture. Implants will also prevent continued bone loss in the arch.

Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.

Although most patients with missing teeth are candidates for implants, a comprehensive evaluation and work up must be done to establish that the patient is healthy and can tolerate the procedure.

Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.