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What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a screw shaped fixture placed in the jawbone to act as a base to support a new tooth or teeth.

What is needed to have a new tooth/teeth with dental implants?

Typically three parts are needed:

1) The Dental Implant: This fixture is placed in your jaw and acts as the anchor/support for your new tooth/teeth.

2) The Abutment: The implant is under your gum/gingiva, the abutment is connected to the implant and makes the transition from under the gum to above the gum in order to connect and hold a tooth/teeth. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes which helps the doctor give the patient the best fitting and cosmetically pleasing outcome possible.

3) The tooth/teeth: A single tooth placed and the implant/abutment is a crown/cap (it is not removed by the patient). Multiple teeth placed on implants can be a bridge (not removed by the patient) or a denture/plate which snaps on the implants (it is removed by the patient for hygiene).

Tired of endless dental problems? Tired of loose-painful teeth, ill fitting dentures, missing teeth, failed root canals, painful gums, or failing bridgework for recurrent cavities? Do you want to smile again, enjoy eating and laughing with the security of new permanent smile? We can perform your treatment, including implant placement, using the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques usually in just one visit.

If you are considering dental implants call us to schedule your free consultation and free x-ray(s). We will work with you or your dentist very closely to help make your procedure a success.

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