With years of research and clinical use, dental implants are now a proven, long-lasting, esthetically pleasing alternative to replace missing teeth or even an alternative to conventional dentures or crowns and bridges. Our expert oral surgeons and periodontists surgically place implants to replace any missing teeth you might have. These specialists work closely with other dentists—restorative (general) dentists or prosthodontists—to place your dental prosthesis.
Dental implants are usually placed in the dental office while the patient is under local anesthesia. The implant consists of a small titanium cylinder or screw, which is surgically implanted and serves as a "root" for the crown that will replace the tooth.
There are multiple appointments and healing times associated with dental implants. In most cases, there will be an initial consultation with a restorative (general) dentist or prosthodontist and a second consultation with a periodontist or oral surgeon. Each patient has different dental needs and these specific needs will be discussed at the two consultations. Once the dental implant is surgically placed there is a varying amount of healing time required before the dental prosthesis (crown or denture) is attached to the implant. State of the art Cone Beam CT scanning and computer analysis is available in certain cases to evaluate implant placement.