When a tooth is deemed to be non-restorable due to extensive decay, a fractured root, or from extensive bone loss (Periodontal Disease), dental implants may be an option for replacing that tooth. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants 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, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If Dr. Stevens determines that a tooth cannot be saved, replacement with a dental implant may be discussed. If a dental implant is then desired, you will be referred (by Dr. Stevens or your General Dentist) to a specialist in the area that will extract the offending tooth, restore the bone volume in the area, and place the implant. Further information is available through the Academy of Osseointegration