A Reliable Tooth Replacement Option with Life-Long Benefits
Dental implants offer the most reliable, long-term solution for tooth loss. Your teeth play an integral part in your overall health, affecting everything from your diet to your sense of well-being. Although having one or more missing teeth is common—affecting 120 million Americans—it does not make tooth loss any less embarrassing or problematic to your oral health. To help restore the health of your teeth and gums, we place dental implants for single, multiple, or full arches of missing teeth. Dental implants are the only permanent solution to tooth loss that provide healthy jaw bone stimulation, while improving the aesthetics of your smile and your quality of life.
Dental Implants Provide Comfort and Stability
If not replaced with a dental implant, even a single missing tooth can have adverse effects on your mouth. To compensate for the loss, surrounding teeth may shift, causing changes in your bite. A missing tooth no longer stimulates the jaw bone, which will begin to recede. To maintain a healthy structure, we place a titanium dental implant into the socket of the missing tooth. Over a period of time, usually three to six months, the implant fuses to your bone and acts like a tooth root, creating a stable foundation for your new crown. Once your treatment is complete, you will find your new tooth fits comfortably and looks authentic!
OVER FIVE MILLION DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE PLACED EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES
THE SUCCESS RATE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS HAS BEEN REPORTED IN SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE AS 98 PERCENT.
AROUND 178 MILLION AMERICANS ARE MISSING AT LEAST ONE TOOTH
Dental Implants Improve:
• Your quality of life
• The aesthetics of your smile
• The health of your jaw bone
• Your self-confidence
• Your comfort speaking and eating
• Your oral and overall health
Your Dental Implant Options
Dental implants blend seamlessly into the smile to replace missing teeth with screw-like implants that adhere with the jaw bone. As you bite and chew with the attached dental crown, the implant provides the same bone stimulation as a natural tooth root, which keeps your bone levels healthy and protects the integrity of your smile.
Single dental implant: If you are missing even one tooth, your oral health is at risk. Without a tooth to stimulate the jaw bone, bone atrophy begins to occur which can lead to shifting of other teeth or increased risk of infection. We can replace your missing tooth with a natural-looking implant and crown the same day a tooth is removed.
Multiple dental implants: Missing more than one tooth is common and should be addressed immediately. Unlike a tooth supported bridge which relies on surrounding teeth to support the restoration, implants provide a healthy, more natural alternative to bridges, which will never shift, decay or require root canal treatment.
Full arch dental implants: If you have dentures and are looking for a more stable, healthier alternative, we can complete your smile in one visit. This option uses a at least four dental implants surgically placed in the jaw bone to support a custom, natural-looking prosthesis. There are no pastes or need to worry about slipping dentures; this option is designed to stay in place.
Precise Placement for Safe, Predictable Results
As a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Stephen Strout is recognized nationally as a periodontist who has made noteworthy achievements above the mandatory requirements of his field. He combines his advanced implant training with guided implant surgery for highly precise placement of your implants. If missing teeth have left you with inadequate bone structure, we incorporate guided tissue regeneration for better healing and a faster recovery time.