Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that were first developed half a century ago by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark. Implants arose from the patient's need to secure loose-fitting dentures. Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant's usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth. Today, implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including:

  • Single Tooth Replacement
  • Anterior Replacement
  • Posterior Replacement
  • Full Upper Replacement

If the missing tooth space has no surrounding teeth, the dentist may decide an implant is the most appropriate treatment choice or option. Implants are designed to support missing teeth or support a denture. Its unique role helps to prevent further bone loss in that area of your jaw bone. Implants are affectionately known as "jaw bone savers".  Please also see our Testimonials to learn and hear more about our beautiful and happy smiles.

Mini Implants

One of the many important advances in implant dentistry over the last 25 years has been the development of miniature dental implants, or mini-implants, used to stabilize dentures. Miniature dental implants can be placed in one visit, in about an hour, during a simple procedure that requires no cutting of the gums or stitches. With placement, there is little discomfort and no long-term healing, just great results! Mini implants are an economical option for some patients to appreciate implant support.

Mini-implants are placed into your jawbone and are securely attached the base of your denture, allowing you to eat and speak more comfortably and confidently. Thousands of patients have experienced the benefits of miniature dental implants. Contact us today to find out if you are a candidate for this affordable and revolutionary solution to loose dentures.

Post Implant Care

Although proper oral hygiene is always recommended for maintaining good dental health, it is especially important when a patient has received a dental implant. Bacteria can attack sensitive areas in the mouth when teeth and gums are not properly cleaned, thus causing gums to swell and jaw bones to gradually recede. Recession of the jawbone will weaken implants and eventually make it necessary for the implant to be removed. Patients are advised to visit their dentists at least twice a year to ensure the health of their teeth and implants. Dental implants can last for decades when given proper care.
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