Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a foundation so that your restoration will look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Regain the ability to eat virtually anything, smile with confidence, and take comfort that your dental restorations will appear natural. Implants are tiny titanium posts placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation on which we place your restoration. In addition, implants restore underlying structures that make the face full and youthful, and they prevent bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live!  With implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.

If, like many patients, you feel implant dentistry is the right choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history assessment. During these consultation visits, Dr. Gamber or a surgeon suggested by our practice will talk with you to answer questions and explain the procedure. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, and these will protrude through the gums to provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months from start to finish. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums (hibernating) until the bone adheres to them. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.

Following bone attachment to your implants, your surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar.

Following tissue healing and maturation, Dr. Gamber designs the final crown, bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve function and aesthetics.

 

Dental Implants – Before

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After

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