A secure and lasting solution.
Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants offers you the chance to live your life as if you had never suffered from missing teeth. When your dental implant treatment is complete, you should be able to chew, speak and socialize without experiencing the negative emotions that having missing teeth can sometimes cause.
Each implant features an artificial root, the post and a crown. A few implant posts can secure a bridge, partial or denture. Cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime.
How we can help: Implant roots (the posts) are made of biocompatible material, such as titanium. Surgically inserted into the sockets left by missing teeth, these man-made tooth roots are accepted by the body. The jaw bone integrates with the roots to create replacements for natural teeth roots. On top of a dental implant post, your dentist can secure a single restoration (crown) or a prosthetic appliance.
Often, denture patients who suffer from slipping or loose appliances turn to dental implants for optimal stability. Dental implants require no adhesives, suction, clasps, or crowned support teeth to stay in place. They are a lasting solution that improves quality of life through rejuvenated oral function and appearance. Dental implants also maintain jaw bone that would otherwise deteriorate if dental implants were not placed.
These two photos show the before x-ray with advanced bone loss around the tooth, second from right. The tooth could not be saved and was replaced with an implant. The after photo shows the completed implant with a crown, second tooth from the left.
In the example above, our before photo shows advanced bone loss in the molar area, this tooth will be extracted and the site will be surgically augmented in preparation for implant placement. The after photo shows the implant has been placed and restored.
LK Anderson, DDS, PA wants to help you with all your dental needs. For more information, please schedule an appointment with your dentist, and we will be in touch with you shortly.