Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

A long-term solution to replace missing teeth.

  • 7 of 10 Adults ages 35 to 44 will lose at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay.
  • 1 of 4 Adults will lose all their permanent teeth by age 74.
On average, bridges and dentures need to be replaced every 7 to 15 years.
 
Benefits of dental implants
  • Fewer diet restrictions.
  • Bone preservation because implants are imbedded into the jaw, reducing bone loss.
  • Do not affect neighboring teeth.
  • Look and feel like natural teeth.
  • No day-to-day frustrations or discomfort from ill-fitting dentures.
  • Dental implants are a long-term solution.

Dental implant surgery is best performed by surgeons with specialized education and training.

Implants require a Dental Team
  • Patient Follows all pre- and post-surgical instructions.
  • Referring/restorative dentist Recommends a trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon and after implant placement creates and connects the abutment to the implant. Also manages follow-up dental care.
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) Evaluates whether the patient is a good candidate for the procedure and places the implant.