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Dental implants enable the patient to regain lost form and function, changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence knowing that the teeth will appear natural and facial contours will be preserved. Dental implants greatly enhance aesthetics, mastication and self-esteem.
What Are Dental Implants?
The dental implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone then bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums and act as stable anchors for the artificial replacement teeth implants. Dental implants help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
We use image-guided technology, 3-D digital CT scanning, PRP (platelet rich plasma) and comprehensive treatment planning on all of our patients. Applications range from single-tooth replacement to over-dentures to full mouth reconstruction. With this leading-edge technology, treatment times are now dramatically shortened and patient comfort greatly enhanced. This is truly state-of-the-art care.