Regain Your Ability to Eat, Speak, and Live a Normal Life
are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours have been preserved. The dental implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone fuses with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the inevitable and relentless bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing
. In some cases, additional related procedures may need to be performed to allow placement of dental implants. These include, but are not limited to: ridge preservation
, ridge augmentation
/bone grafts, sinus grafts
, and/or soft tissue grafts. For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves one surgical procedure. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time following implant placement varies from person to person, based on a variety of factors that include the hardness of the bone. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed. After the implant has osseointegrated, the second phase begins. If the implant was covered up at the first stage, then the dental implant is uncovered and a small healing collar is attached. This second procedure is called Stage Two. At this time, your dentist will fabricate the restoration of the implant, given this the natural look of a tooth.
Dental implants are truly changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.