During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a range of available options give dentists a variety of new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.
Our doctors can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time (usually 4-6 months), other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.
Most patients with adequate bone mass can have implants, although it varies among individuals. Typically an x-ray and CT-scan (3D X-ray) are performed to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant, as well as to verify the size and kind of implant that should be placed.
This imaging together with state of the art software, 3D printing and manufacturing allows us to fabricate surgical guides to place the implant in the most optimal part of bone to achieve the highest success rate.
If you are interested to see if implants are right for you, give us a call today!