Regain the confidence in your smile with our exceptional dental implant services. Dental implants are the gold standard solution for replacing missing teeth, providing a permanent and natural-looking result. Our skilled team of oral surgeons specializes in implantology, utilizing the latest advancements in implant technology and techniques to deliver outstanding outcomes. Dental implants offer numerous benefits, including improved speech, enhanced chewing ability, and a restored aesthetic appearance. Through a precise and personalized treatment plan, we ensure that each dental implant procedure is tailored to your unique needs. Rediscover the joy of a complete and beautiful smile with our top-notch dental implant services. Whether you need to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth, we have options that we will customize to your needs.
People are living longer than ever, and while regular brushing, flossing, and checkups allow many of us to maintain our natural smiles for a lifetime, sometimes our teeth just can't keep up. If you've lost a tooth (or a few teeth) due to injury or disease, dental implants can rejuvenate both your smile and your oral health.
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then placed into the implant.
Why implants are the best option for replacing teeth
- Sinus Lift Augmentation: Often the sinuses will enlarge following loss of the upper posterior teeth. This can hinder placement of dental implants in the upper back areas of the mouth, since the sinus is an air-filled space and dental implants need to be surrounded by solid bone. A sinus lift augmentation/graft is a surgical procedure that replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. Most of the time implants can be placed at the same time as sinus lifts.
- Autogenous Bone Grafting: Occasionally, the ideal areas for dental implants do not have sufficient bone quantity to support the implants. In these cases, it is often necessary to “borrow” bone from another area of your mouth and graft it into the deficient area. Often, the area of choice is from the chin or in the back of the jaw where your wisdom teeth used to be. Typically, we prefer to use allograft, which is bottled bone. This prevents a second surgical site, but in rare cases an autogenous bone graft is required.
- Implant Site Development: When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have lost bone around the infected tooth. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.
- Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning: We have special software on our computer that allows us to evaluate your dental CT scan in three dimensions for bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location, enabling the best possible placement of your dental implants. This also allows us to work closely and smoothly with your restorative dentist to ensure an ideal result where your dental implants are concerned.