A missing tooth or teeth The “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth Unable to chew well due to missing teeth Has missing teeth but does not want a denture Is unhappy with a denture because it moves around while chewing
Dental Implants are the absolute best way to replace a missing tooth, to secure a loose denture, or to have a brand new set of teeth that never come out! A dental implant is a surgical titanium screw that attaches to the bone in the jaw and can be placed in one appointment. Having a dental implant placed should be virtually painless and is much less traumatic that your typical tooth removal.
Dental implants with artificial teeth are the closest thing to re-growing your natural teeth. They are strong, stable, durable and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, implants can provide better chewing ability and superior esthetics. For patients with dentures, dental implants can be the difference between comfortably eating your favorite foods and having to pick and choose what to eat and when to eat it. Many of our denture patients have regained confidence and chewing ability by the simple addition of two dental implants with special buttons that attach to your lower plate, making sure it will never move while eating anything!
Standard dentures are a poor alternative to implant supported options. However, in some cases, where there is poor quality bone, patient medical concerns, or other factors, standard dentures may be the best treatment. Call and schedule a free consultation and x-rays to explore if dental implants are right for you.