Dental Implant Therapy
Dental implants are an excellent option for tooth replacement by simulating a natural tooth.
About Dental Implant Therapy
Dental implants are an excellent treatment option for ideal tooth replacement.
Dental implants are generally made of titanium and coated with a biologically active surface, which functions to stimulate tight adherence of bone to the implant surface, a process called osseointegration. Dental implants provide a very natural simulation of the natural tooth, both for single crowns as well as for bridges.
Dental implant therapy usually begins with the loss of a tooth followed by bone grafting, which functions to preserve the volume of bone surrounding the tooth in preparation for the implant. Once the bone has healed, the dental implant is placed. Osseointegration of the implant (adherence of the bone to the implant surface) takes 3-6 months for complete healing. Then, a crown or bride can be fixed to the dental implant to simulate a natural tooth.
Our office is well versed in the placement of dental implants for replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even to facilitate stabilization of a denture appliance.