Implants

What is an implant?

A dental implant is a small man-made titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and allowed to integrate with the bone to serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Anyone who is missing one or more of their teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. If one, a few or all teeth are missing, dental implants in conjunction with a crown, bridge or denture can replace these teeth.

Am I too old for a dental implant?

If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. We will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical health history.

Is there any pain or discomfort involved?

Patients are often surprised at how little discomfort they experience during and after implant procedures.

How will I benefit from dental implants?

Dental implants offer many benefits never before available for the treatment of missing teeth. In short, dental implants will look, feel and function like your own teeth.