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Dental Implants

Dental implants are “root form” implants made of titanium or other materials that have been designed to integrate with the alveolar (jaw) bone.

When teeth are lost, the missing tooth often can be replaced with a dental implant which acts as a new root. Once the implant has healed to the bone, it can be used to support a new crown, a bridge, or dentures to replace the missing tooth or teeth.

Current research shows that 95% of implants placed can go on to successfully serve as replacement roots for up to 20 years or longer. They feel like real teeth and provide a natural looking way to replace missing teeth.

This radiograph shows a tooth with bone loss that occurred after the tooth cracked and became infected.
This radiograph shows the implant that was placed after extraction of the tooth.
This radiograph shows bone regeneration around the implant after 4 months of healing.
The periodontal probe in the pocket, shows severe bone loss with pus and bleeding coming from the pocket of the infected tooth.
New crowns were placed on both the implant and the adjacent tooth to restore the patients dentition and improve appearance.
The new crowns that restore the implant and adjacent tooth as seen from the lingual surface.

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