What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a long lasting tooth replacement option that triumphs over alternative methods. Implants replace both root and crown portions of teeth, and integrate with the jaw bone to form a solid, secure connection. We offer tooth replacement solutions for single, multiple, and full arch tooth loss. Implants offer the lasting, natural-looking tooth replacement you deserve. Our implant solutions are extremely versatile and flexible, and can replace any number of missing teeth. With proper care of your dental implants, you can rely on them to last the rest of your life.
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 at least four dental implants that are 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.
An estimated 69 percent of U.S. adults ages 35 to 44 have lost one or more natural teeth.
25 percent of American adults aged 74 or older have suffered total tooth loss.
Dental implants have a 98 percent success rate.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Tooth replacements with bridges, crowns, or dentures are often uncomfortable, and lead to the need for further dental treatment down the road. Patients who choose dental implants continually report high satisfaction, and enjoy everything from eating their favorite foods, improved speech, and the self-confidence of having a stable, beautiful smile. Drs. Marvin Price and Kenneth Gewant work closely with general dentists to replace missing teeth permanently through implant solutions. Once we place your implants and the sites have healed, we refer you back to your dentist for implant restoration.
The benefits of dental implants are simply incomparable:
- Lifetime tooth replacement with proper care
- Preserve bone tissue
- Prevent bone loss
- Replace any number of teeth
- Look, function and feel like real teeth
- Maintain facial shape and natural contours
- Provide a stable bite
- Boost self-confidence
- Improve quality of life
Experience and Precision
As highly trained periodontists, our doctors have advanced skills in implant dentistry and offer the highest standard of care for your smile. Dr. Price also maintains Fellowship status with the esteemed International Congress of Oral Implantology. He and Dr. Gewant are committed to using the latest in minimally invasive technology to ensure optimal outcomes and high-level patient satisfaction. For each case, we perform a 3-D cone beam CT scan and use guided implant surgery for the ultimate in precision placement and performance, safety and implant success.