Dental implants are replacements for the roots of missing teeth.They provide a foundation for replacement teeth that can look, feel and function like natural teeth. The implants are small titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium to create abase for replacement teeth. In addition, dental implants help to preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants are used to support fixed partial dentures (bridges), partials, and complete dentures (overdentures).
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Dental Implants: Stages in Treatment
Evaluation and Planning for Dental Implants
Dr. Bishop or Dr. Abey will perform a detailed examination. Sometimes a CT scan will be necessary to allow us to see your bone in 3 dimensions. Dr. Abey is trained in the surgical placement of dental implants, therefore you may be surgically treated within the practice or, depending on the case, you may be referred to an outside implant surgeon for evaluation.