Dental implants are currently the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Their unique design and technology allow patients to regain health, function, and esthetics even if they are missing one or all of their teeth.
Dental implants are essentially tooth root replacements made of titanium, which is a very biocompatible material that allows intimate bone growth right up against the implant surface. This special healing property is called osseointegration and allows for the anchoring of a variety of prosthetics such as a simple single crown to help retaining a denture all the way to replacing a whole arch of lost teeth.
After a tooth is lost, the bone that held the tooth will shrink over time and cause changes to your bite, jawbone, and facial structures. Another benefit of osseointegration is that the fusion of the dental implant with your jawbone also allows for maintenance of bone volume and prevents bone shrinkage.
Although many dental offices offer dental implant placement services, we believe that the best care in dental implant therapy involves providing the best planning, the best materials, and the best techniques to achieve long term health and function for our patients.