By contactus
January 17, 2012
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A dental implant is a titanium tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth.  Implants can replace one or more teeth without affecting the neighboring teeth, implants can support bridges eliminating the need for a partial dentures, and implants can actually support both upper and lower dentures. 

Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or Bridges:

Esthetic     Implants look and feel like natural teeth.  Your implants will help prevent jaw bone loss and gum recession that often occurs with bridges and dentures. 

Tooth-Saving     Whereas bridges involve shaving down adjacent teeth, implants do not require any alterations to surrounding teeth.  This could be a significant long term benefit to your dental health.

Reliable     Implants are highly predictable.  The success rate of dental implants is greater than 95%. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and unlike natural teeth, implants do not get cavities.

What is dental implant treatment like?

Dental implants are a collaborative effort between your periodontist and your general dentist.  Depending on your specific condition, I will create a treatment plan individually tailored to meet your needs.  This could involve replacing a single tooth, replacing several teeth, or replacing all of your teeth. 

What can be expected after treatment?

Dental implants need to be cared for just like your other teeth.  It is very important to brush and floss around your implant to keep it free of plaque.  The health of your implant will be checked at your future cleaning visits either with your general dentist or your periodontist.