Dental Implants


People are living longer than ever, and while regular brushing, flossing, and checkups allow many of us to maintain our natural smiles for a lifetime, sometimes people can have unexpected events. In a case of tooth loss or planned tooth loss implants can look and function as a natural tooth once did.

An implant is a synthetic tooth root made of surgical grade titanium. This titanium is the same as we use for hip and knee repairs.

The root shape implant is placed into the bone and allowed to heal. This implant fuses to the patient bone and about to 4 months later a crown portion of the tooth is connected onto it.

The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker and someone who if diabetic has excellent sugar control. Implant stability is also affected by  good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums tissue.


Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be subject to decay. Implants feel and act more like normal teeth and can be used with a stronger biting force. Because they don't directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don't compromise the health of your natural teeth.

X-ray of an implant in position

Post-Treatment Care

Consider your replacement teeth to be the same as natural teeth. They require the same daily brushing and flossing, and the same amount of regular checkups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last.