What are dental implants?
Dental implants have become one of the most desired options for tooth replacement. When a tooth is lost, you may have multiple options for replacement. Dental implants are often the best option, for many reasons.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. You can regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Dental implants are titanium fixtures that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing, serving to replace the root of a tooth. The bone heals around the implant to create an intimate connection to create a strong foundation on which artificial teeth can be attached. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that naturally occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, and most importantly, SMILE again!
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
The predictability and success rate of dental implants is high, however, one of the keys to success is finding a surgeon who is well qualified and knowledgeable about this branch of dentistry. Drs. Farris, Gonzalez and Sharma are all Board Certified and have received extensive training in Implantology, including the proper case selection, surgical procedures, management of potential complications, and the maintenance of implants. Our periodontal surgeons work closely with restorative dentists to ensure that we plan and execute each case to perfection for our patients.
One of the most important factors in the success of dental implants is ensuring that your mouth is free of active periodontal disease. In fact, people who have periodontitis are at a significant risk of developing “peri-implantitis” which can result in premature failure of a dental implant.
As Board Certified periodontists and dental implant surgeons, our doctors are trained to ensure the success of dental implants and treat ailing dental implants if they become infected.
As professional care is an important factor in the maintenance of healthy dental implants, our dental hygienists follow an evidence-based professional dental hygiene protocol to ensure the long-term success of your dental implants.
“Don’t Be Afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.