If a patient is missing teeth, dental implants can be an excellent solution. Dental implants are comfortable and stable, and they look like natural teeth. The placement of dental implants takes place during three or four short visits over a time period of about 12 weeks.
Because implants fill the place of missing teeth, they help prevent other teeth from shifting out of alignment and may help prevent jawbone loss in the treated area. Implants can be used to replace one or more teeth, and they are often used to secure dentures
Adults and post-puberty teenagers who have their permanent teeth can be candidates for implants. Because the process involves the fusion of the jawbone to the implant, an implant procedure is less likely to be successful in patients with advanced gum disease that has affected the jawbone. We can help you decide if implants are right for you.