Dental implants are designed to function like natural teeth and are perfect for toothless areas. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural. An implant is designed as a safe alternative to either a bridge or denture.

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing. Implanting the artificial dental roots to the jawbone makes for an extremely natural feel as well as aesthetic fulfillment. 

A bone graft is a simple solution if your natural bone is too soft and is unable to support the implant. In this case, it will be crafted on your jaw and in 2-3 months, the graft will create a strong new bone to make sure that your jaw will successfully support the implant.

Important Q and A's

How long is the treatment period?

Treatment can vary from case to case, but most take 3-4 months between the initial consultation until the prosthesis is mounted. Depending on the condition of the jaw bone and mouth, the treatment period could be extended.

Is it painful?

No! Anesthesia will be administered to the patient before the surgery takes place. 
During the healing process, you may encounter some minor pain that will generally only need an over the counter pain reliever.

Aren't implants more expensive than dentures?

Implants are actually less expensive because they are semi-permanent and require no additional cost. 

Can older patients get implants?

Yes, of course. Elderly patients can definitely undergo implant surgery after you receive a complete health examination.

Do implants contain harmful metals?

No, implants are made of high-grade titanium metal.