In the case of a lost tooth or lost teeth, dental implants offer patients the greatest number of benefits. Our office gives you the option for mini implants, which have become very popular in our practice. In addition to a comfortable fit you can count on, implants are the closest simulation to the roots of your real teeth, offering function and benefits designed by nature. Plus, using porcelain crowns with implants, it is possible to reinvent the patient‘s smile much like a cosmetic dentistry procedure.
The implant process is remarkably simple. In the place where a tooth or teeth are missing, we place a titanium post directly through the gum and anchor it to the bone, creating a sturdy structure. We then place a denture or porcelain crown on top of the post, creating the new tooth. The process is that efficient. It is less invasive than dental surgery, less costly and can be performed in two appointments.
Aside from the obvious cosmetic and functional benefits, a dental implant helps your body avoid bone loss in the jaw due to missing teeth. The sunken-faced look people get when teeth are missing is caused by atrophy in the jaw. Dental implants prevent such apathy and keeping bones engaged and healthy.
From a cosmetic point of view, multiple implants can give a patient a chance for cosmetic improvements to their smile. With new crowns seated on implanted posts, we have the opportunity to create an entirely new smile when multiple teeth are missing.