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Dental Implants

Advancements in implant dentistry.

Our implants are lightweight, strong, biocompatible and made from titanium, the most widely used material in implant dentistry.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium post placed in the bone beneath the gums, where it can serve as a replacement tooth root. Titanium is osteophilic (bone-loving), which means bone cells will attach to and integrate with it. The implant body often includes ridges or threads that also help it to anchor to the bone. Implants provide an immovable support for the natural-looking replacement teeth that are attached to them.

No matter how many teeth you need to replace, there are numerous scientific studies demonstrating the ways dental implants surpass other tooth-replacement methods. In general, these fall into two categories: what dental implants do, and what they don’t do.

Unlike natural-tooth-supported bridgework, dental implants don’t require adjacent healthy teeth to be filed down. Implants don’t lead to an increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay, or a root canal problem but research shows these can be issues with bridges supported by filed-down natural teeth. Plus, while studies have shown that those bridges may have a failure rate as high as 10% in just 3 years (and up to 30% in 10 years),* dental implants have been shown in studies to hae a long-term success rate of over 95%.

Unlike removable dentures, implants won’t shift or feel uncomfortable. They don’t develop odors or need special cleaners and adhesives. They don’t restrict what food you can eat or make you feel uncomfortable about chewing, speaking, or smiling. An you’ll never have to worry about them slipping or falling out.

What to expect with your procedure.