Implants are natural looking replacements for missing teeth. The implant itself is a titanium post that attaches to your jawbone. This post provides an anchor for your general dentist to place crowns, bridges or other restorations.We are experts in dental implants. Dental implants begin with an evaluation by your general dentist who will decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure.For more detailed information, please see the section entitled Dental Implants.
Dental implants function much better than removable teeth, (e.g. partials or dentures). Patients often comment that dental implants are so natural in appearance and function that it is like having their natural teeth back. Today's advancements make implants function within 90% of the efficiency of natural teeth in terms of both bite and feel. In addition, dental implants are not susceptible to cavities, and because there are no nerves in implants they will not get sensitive or feel pain.
The cost of implants varies from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of each case. As a general rule, however, the investment is comparable to that of fixed bridgework.
As soon as the final restoration has been placed, you can resume normal eating again. A strict soft diet is necessary between placing the implant and placing the final restoration since stress prior to the final cementing of the restorative tooth could cause the implant to be weakened and fail.