Today’s State-of-the-Art Implants
Implants are the most important innovation in dentistry today. They are very much like healthy teeth In that they are entirely self-supporting and do not depend on hooking onto healthy teeth (thereby weakening the healthy teeth) in order to function. No longer do we have to file down healthy teeth to make a fixed restoration for missing teeth or depend on bulky metal frameworks with clasps that hook onto healthy teeth. We are also now able to stabilize dentures quickly and economically, eliminating the pain and slippage of traditional dentures.
Our state of the art i-CAT 3D imaging center makes placing implants safer and more precise. Knowing the exact shape of the jaw bones and the precise location of nerves and blood vessels is critical for success. All of our equipment is new and state of the art technology.
Understanding Options for a Beautiful Smile
Dental Implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. The implants are made of surgical-grade titanium and act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or for a set of replacement teeth. Dental implants allow for the replacement of single or multiple teeth without anchoring to natural teeth. Anchoring to natural teeth often requires that they be ground down to accept a crown or covering which is attached to the replacement teeth.
Dental implants are more conservative than traditional bridgework because implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental implant restorations are natural looking and comfortable and you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
Dental implants can also be used to stabilize your dentures, allow you to chew more comfortably, and eliminate the need for denture adhesives. Bad fitting dentures are a major cause of poor nutrition in senior adults according to many studies. Implant supported dentures help improve nutritional intake by allowing consumption of a complete variety of foods.