Dental Implants

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Tooth decay, gum disease, injury can all lead to missing or failing teeth. Our implant dentistry treatment is designed to replace the root structure of a missing tooth or teeth.  Dental implants create a solid foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth and are made to look and feel natural. They can restore your ability to eat, smile and speak with confidence.

Dental implants have many advantages.  Not only can they improve the appearance of missing teeth, but they are easy to care for and eliminate the discomfort of teeth that are broken or failing.  They are also very durable, allowing your teeth to function with ease.

In general, success rates for our dental implants is very high.   With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They must also be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. If you are considering implants, Drs. Cavanaugh and Becker would love to sit down and discuss if they are right for you.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows us to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area.  They can also be used to anchor new or existing dentures to provide stability when eating and speaking.    Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.

Dental Implants provide a more permanent way to restore your smile to its normal function without damaging other teeth or having a removable appliance that may be ill-fitting or require extra maintenance.  They look and feel life-like.

Implant dentistry is a perfect solution to missing teeth.  Whether you are replacing one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are a great modern alternative to consider when a bridge or removable appliance is a consideration in your treatment plan.

Our patients with dental implants say the implants have given them the self-confidence they have been lacking for so long due to missing teeth and/or ill-fitting dentures. Dental implants have eliminated their day-to-day struggles with uncomfortable dentures that move and slip when chewing or talking, or not feeling self-assured enough to smile due to missing teeth.