Dental implants can help you achieve a healthy, new smile.
If you are missing teeth, dental implants are a tooth replacement solution that can offer you many benefits. Over time, missing teeth may cause bone loss due to the tooth root missing within your jawbone. Because a dental implant replaces the missing root of your tooth, it also stops the progression of bone loss in your jawbone. Dental implants preserve the complete and natural structure of your remaining natural teeth, unlike bridges, which require the modification of surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone allowing one or more missing teeth to be replaced by attaching a crown, a bridge, or a full set of dentures on top of the implants.
Since implant material is extremely biocompatible, your natural bone treats the implant as if it were bone. Bone cells will then attach themselves to the implant and make the implant stable and secure.
After the healing period of an implant beneath the gum tissue, it is uncovered and connected to a post that serves as the foundation of the crown, bridge or denture which will look like your natural teeth.
Dental implants are not designed to come out. They are not the same as natural teeth, but they function and feel like natural teeth. For patients that have lived with removable appliances/teeth, you will feel much more secure with implant retained teeth versus your old removable teeth.
Most healthy patients who are not restricted from undergoing minor dental surgical procedures, and who have good oral hygiene benefit greatly from dental implants. Our highly educated Essentials Dental team will assess your situation to determine whether there is sufficient bone volume and gum thickness to allow placement of an implant.