Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth. Implants consist of titanium posts, topped with artificial restorations. The posts are surgically placed in the jawbone to function as a tooth "root.” The posts extend from the jawbone through the gums, and are topped with restorations, such as crowns or bridges, that resemble natural teeth both in appearance and function.
After the implant placement surgery, the implant posts need to heal for approximately three to six months. During this healing period (called osseointegration) the titanium post fuses with your jawbone to provide a solid foundation on which to place the artificial tooth restoration. Once the implant post has successfully integrated into the jawbone, and the area is healed, we can begin work on your restoration. We may suggest placing a crown, or perhaps a bridge, depending on your needs. Dental implants can even anchor a full or partial set of dentures.
Dental implants serve as anchors for teeth, replacing the roots of the teeth which were lost. They may be used to replace all teeth missing in a jaw or to replace only one missing tooth. The treatment choices can vary tremendously. "One size does NOT fit all!!" The implant design chosen for each patient depends upon a complex interaction between functional (speaking & chewing) and cosmetic needs, available bone volume, quality and quantity of remaining teeth, as well as medical health.
All dental implant cases are carefully reviewed in advance by our in-office team of specialists. Each patient is then presented with a wide range of dental implant treatment options and then a personalized treatment plan is decided upon