What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are used to replace one or more teeth that have become lost due to decay or trauma. Anchored in the jaw, dental implants look, feel and work just like natural teeth, and they can be tinted to match surrounding teeth so they blend in seamlessly.
How do dental implants compare to bridges and dentures?
Dental implants are implanted into the jaw bone using a metal post or “root” to attach and stabilize them. As a result, they can be cared for just like your natural teeth. Plus, because they're anchored in the jaw and not resting on top of the gums, there's no risk of embarrassing slippage or sore spots that can occur with both dentures and bridges. Plus, since they aren't connected to other teeth, there's no risk of damage to neighboring teeth that can occur with bridges.
Are implants hard to care for?
Not at all. They require the same care as your natural teeth – regular brushing, flossing and twice-yearly dental checkups to look for early signs of gum disease.
What is the implant procedure like?
The implant procedure requires multiple visits. At the first visit, the metal post is implanted in the jaw. If there isn't enough bone to support the post, a bone graft can be used to build up the area. Then the post is allowed to fuse with the bone tissue, a process that takes several weeks. During the second visit, a metal abutment is attached to the post and an impression is made to create your new tooth. A temporary crown may be placed on the abutment during this visit. During the third visit, the new tooth is attached to the abutment and shaped for a comfortable, natural fit.
Major Insurance Plans Accepted
We accepted tranditional dental plans. As a courtesy to our patients, we file claims for you as well. We also have private dental insurance available.
Types of Payment Option -
- Major Credit Cards
- Special Payment Plans
- Credit available upon approval