General and Restorative Dentistry
If you are missing one or more teeth, you know that it can be detrimental to your overall health and wellness. The inability to eat a varied diet, jaw bone loss, and a compromised self-image are just a few side effects of missing teeth. You may have tried solutions like dentures, bridges or partials, and have grown tired of the upkeep or messy adhesives that are sometimes required. If this describes your situation, then there is good news. You do not have to live with temporary fixes any longer. Just ask Dr. George about permanent, secure tooth replacement with dental implants.
Dental implants have proven to be a highly effective, long-term solution for replacing one or more teeth. Patients can have one dental implant topped by a single crown, or multiple implants to securely anchor a denture or bridge. Studies show that dental implants provide greater structural support and last longer than traditional bridges or dentures. Mimicking a natural tooth’s structure, a dental implant consists of a metal post, like a tooth’s root, and a restoration on top, like visible tooth structure. The implant post is most often made of titanium, a strong and safe material that effectively integrates with bone.
This procedure usually involves 3 stages:
- Implant placement by one of our trusted Oral Surgeons.
- The healing phase, which allows the implant to be fully incorporated by the surrounding bone
- Attachment of the crown
The entire process usually takes about 3 to 6 months. If you need a permanent replacement for your missing teeth, consider dental implants. This solution looks and functions more like natural teeth than any replacement option to date.