Dental Implants

Why Implants?

Why not a denture or bridge?

It’s true that in most cases a denture or bridge brings back much of the form and function of missing teeth. But a natural tooth does a lot more than help you cut and grind food and give out nice smiles. It also plays an important role under the gumline where you can’t see it … something a denture simply doesn’t do.

Natural teeth need the support of the bone in your jaw. When you lose a tooth, the bone shrinks and weakens. For most people, the amount of bone loss isn’t too serious – there’s still enough to make a good solid foundation for a denture. But unfortunately for some patients, shrinking bone can trigger a number of problems. It can cause dentures to fit more loosely, making it hard to bite and chew. Underlying gum becomes sore and painful, and speech is sometimes impaired, and along with it, self-image.

Dental implants are the closest cousin to natural teeth. They are permanent false teeth anchored right into your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. They’re more stable than dentures, so you can eat with ease and comfort. Many patients find implants give them a more positive self-image and more confidence.

Dental implant treatment does require a greater investment of time and money, but in the long run, it’s well worth it.


Same-Day Smiles With Mini-Dental Implants

A really amazing tooth-replacement technology

We’re devoted to ensuring you have a lifetime of happy healthy smiles. But sometimes, accidents, ill health, or just plain old wear and tear can make it very difficult, if not impossible, to save teeth. There was a time that the only solution was to replace missing teeth with dentures.

Technology has improved greatly over the years, plus the invention and perfection of secure permanent dental implants has really changed the game. Now, there’s been a further development that’s really exciting – mini dental implants.

Mini implants are much smaller than conventional implants, and they can be placed safely and efficiently. A huge benefit to you … believe it or not … is that your implants and secured dentures can be placed and ready-to-go within about two hours! You can have a morning appointment and eat lunch with your new teeth on the same day!

Mini implants also cost a fraction of conventional implants, and to care for them, all you need to do is continue your regular fastidious home care and professional checkups at our practice.

If you think you might be a candidate for this procedure, please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us. Give us a call today!


Smile Confidently with Dental Implants

Comfort and confidence again

Would you like to speak or bite into an apple knowing your denture won’t slip? How about smiling with absolute confidence or enjoying the simple pleasure of going to bed without removing your denture? Are you missing one or more teeth? Then dental implants – artificial substitutions for natural tooth roots to which replacement teeth can be attached – may be right for you.

It’s hard to imagine, but 69% of North Americans aged 35-44 have had at least one tooth removed every year as a result of infection, gum disease, or accidents. When you lose teeth, several problems can occur. The remaining teeth can shift, rotate and become crooked. This can leave you with a bad bite and unsightly spaces, making it painful to chew food. Dental implants replace the form and function of missing teeth , whether it is one tooth or a whole jaw. They can be used to anchor dentures to prevent soreness and clicking noises when you talk, or as replacements for partial dentures and bridgework.

We can help you to decide if implants are the right solution for you. We’ll review your medical history, examine your oral tissues and take impressions and x-rays. If your dental evaluation shows that you are a good candidate for the implant procedure, you can look forward to a lifetime of smiling with comfort and confidence again.


Implants: A New Smile

Comfort and confidence again

Whether you’re missing one or all of your teeth, we have an exciting option that will help you smile with confidence again. Thousands of people are flashing smiles that have been beautified by dental implants, a fabulous tooth replacement technique that can be performed right here in our office.

Implants are made of special biomaterials that are surgically placed in the jawbone under your gumline. After a few months, the implant becomes anchored to the surrounding bone. Then, a natural-looking replacement tooth is permanently attached to the implant to replace the form and function of a real tooth. Implants can be used to stabilize dentures and bridges, replace just one tooth or to rebuild an entire jaw of missing teeth. The best part is that they look and feel just like natural teeth.

Dental implants are reliable. Patients have retained them for more than twenty years with a better than 90% success rate. Most patients can receive implant treatments right in our office. We will use a local or general anesthetic to ensure comfort during the procedure.

Dental implants have helped thousands of people to eat, smile and speak with renewed self-confidence. Patients who practice good oral home care and regular dental checkups can enjoy implants that last a lifetime. We can help you decide if a dental implant is right for you. The investment in your smile is well worthwhile.


Dental Implants

Back to nature

Would you like to look younger, speak more clearly, and enjoy a wider selection of foods? Are you one of the 40% of denture wearers who has been wearing the same appliance for more than ten years? Would you like to avoid the bone loss that is inevitable with the loss of even one tooth? Then dental implants – permanent artificial teeth – may be right for you.

Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, improving your appearance, comfort, and self-confidence. They’ve become so popular that 500,000+ dental implants are placed every year.

If you feel self-conscious about your teeth and mouth, consider that dental implants can replace the form and function of missing teeth, whether it’s only one tooth or two … or even if it’s to replace teeth in your entire jaw. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures to prevent soreness and clicking, or as replacements for partial dentures and bridgework.

We can help you to decide if implants are right for you by reviewing your medical history, examining your oral tissues, and by taking radiographs. If your dental evaluation shows that you are a good candidate for implants, you can look forward to smiling with comfort and confidence again!


Fill The Gap ... With Dental Implants

Dental implant technology

One of the most talked about newer dental procedures is tooth implanting. They’ve helped thousands of people to eat, smile, and speak without worry!

A dental implant is a natural-looking substitute tooth that is surgically screwed or implanted in your jaw to replace missing teeth. First, the dentist places a metal anchor into your jawbone. Over a period of about six months, the bone grows around the anchor to hold it in place. The anchor is then fitted with an artificial tooth that looks and feels just like the real thing. Over time your gums heal and grow naturally around the implant.

Implants are becoming a popular alternative to dentures because they work just like real teeth. In some cases, an implant can be used to fix a removable prosthesis such as a partial denture. But implants can also make excellent replacement for single missing teeth or gaps.

Dental implants are an exciting choice, but they aren’t for everyone. A lot depends on your particular case and how healthy your bones and gums are. If you think implants could be a good choice for you, come in and speak with us about it. We can help you weigh your options and make the right choice. Whether you’re missing one, or all of your teeth, dental implants can get you smiling again.


Halt Bone Loss With Implants

Implants for a beautiful smile!

Bone loss will always follow the loss of a tooth. It can affect your appearance, your speech, your ability to enjoy food, and your self-esteem. It will also put undue stress on remaining adjacent teeth.

Implants can be used to…

  • replace a single tooth or an entire set of teeth
  • anchor dentures or bridgework
  • restore the look and feel of your natural teeth
  • keep gums looking healthy and young.
  • boost confidence.

To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, you’ll need a comprehensive dental examination with x-rays to assess your oral and jawbone health. At the same time, we can answer any questions you may have to determine whether the dental implant technique is the right solution for your smile. Call today to schedule your consultation appointment!


Don’t Hide Your Smile

Dental implants can restore confidence

Anyone who has ever suffered from tooth loss can tell you about the embarrassment of constantly hiding their smile and about the social awkwardness that accompanies difficulty in speaking and chewing. Dental implants could be the answer. A dental implant is an artificial root to which an artificial tooth is attached. An implant can replace one or more teeth or permanently support a bridge or denture.

Here are some of the proven benefits of dental implants.

  • Improved Appearance – Dental implants look and feel just like your own teeth, so no one will know you have one (or more!) unless you tell them.
  • Improved Self-Confidence – An attractive natural-looking appearance, plus the ability to speak and eat normally and comfortably, will have you smiling again!
  • Improved Oral Health – Dental implants actually preserve bone tissue and the procedure is considered non-invasive because it does not affect the surrounding teeth.
  • Reliability – Dental implants have had a proven track record for more than 35 years and are an excellent option for tooth replacement.

If you are in good general and oral health, you may be an excellent candidate for dental implants, no matter your age!


Securing Your Smile

The dental implant alternative

Few people are born with a perfect smile, and years of wear and tear on your teeth can take its toll. If you want to replace a newly lost tooth or already wear dentures, dental implants may be a terrific choice to restore your more-youthful healthy smile.

An implant tooth replacement looks and feels just like natural tooth. Implant-supported dentures also look and behave like natural teeth, and they alleviate denture-to-gum soreness and difficulty with clicking, chewing, and speaking.

Implants also boost your self-confidence, according to a Louisiana State University study. Of 61 patients with dental implants who had previously worn dentures, 88% indicated that their confidence was improved and 89% agreed that the procedure was worth repeating.

With implants, you will be able to eat almost anything you would normally eat. You can feel confident about your smile, knowing your teeth are secure.


Confidence & Comfort

Dental implants can help you smile more!

Dental implants can help you look, eat, and feel better. Over a million have been successfully placed in North America. That’s a lot of smiles! If you’ve been considering implants, here are a few commonly asked questions.

What is an implant?
An implant has two parts: a biocompatible metal root and a custom-made tooth which is attached to it. Underlying bone is prepared to accept the root which becomes part of your jawbone.

How do I know if implants are for me?
Implants are so versatile that they can replace one or more teeth, support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture, or provide support to make a complete denture more secure and comfortable.

Will my implants look natural?
Completely natural. You can eat, speak, and socialize with ease.

Are implants safe?
Definitely. Implants have been used for 50+ years and patients can expect an extremely high success rate.

Do implants require special after-care?
No. They require the same home care and regular dental visits as natural teeth.

Are age and health important factors?
Age is not a factor. Most people in good overall and oral health are excellent candidates.

How long will an implant last?
Implants are designed to be permanent and more than 90% last for twenty years or more.

If you have more questions, please call us! We’re here to help!


New Teeth ... For Life!

Be confident & flash that smile!

Let’s face it… For some of us, it’s hard to get through life without losing one or more of your adult teeth, either to a sports injury, an accident, or just plain old wear and tear. Many patients are understandably self-conscious about their missing teeth, but are not sure just what their options might be. For example, they worry that dentures will be uncomfortable or awkward to care for.

Here’s one solution that might be perfect for you. The technical term is fixed hybrid implant bridge. In essence, we strategically place four dental implants which serve as anchors for a natural-looking secure non-removable restoration. Your new smile requires nothing more than the usual daily home care and regular dental hygiene appointments that you already routinely keep. In fact, this procedure is so successful that we really must emphasize that your new teeth are absolutely secure – they are never removed and they never slip or click.

In our practice, we’re committed to ensuring that you have a healthy happy smile that you feel confident to flash in a moment’s notice. If you think you might be a candidate for this procedure, please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation, because we really want to see you smile!


Implant Trivia

Even though your smile is never trivial!

In 1952, a Swedish Professor named Per-Ingvar Brånemark had a lucky accident. He discovered that titanium bonded irreversibly to living bone tissue. The first practical application of osseointegration was the implantation of new titanium roots in 1965. Here are some more dental implant facts…

  • A dental implant has two parts: a root made of biocompatible metal and a custom-made tooth crown which is attached to it.
  • Dental implants can anchor dentures or replace the form and function of only one tooth up to an entire jaw of teeth.
  • The oldest known implant patient is 88 and the youngest is 15.
  • Implant-supported dentures behave more like natural teeth, overcoming problems associated with bone loss, gum soreness, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.
  • In one survey, patients who had their prosthetic appliances replaced with implants rated them nine out of ten – second only to natural teeth and far above the 2/10 for their dentures.

Dental implants are minimally invasive:

  • Dental implants require only normal brushing and flossing to maintain oral health.
  • Because implants are anchored into the bone like the roots of your teeth, they act like natural teeth and preserve and strengthen the underlying bone. This prevents the bone loss which is otherwise inevitable with tooth loss.
  • To place an implant, there is no need to reduce healthy tooth material on adjacent teeth.