Dental Implants

Root form implant is the most common kind of dental implant.  It is a small, titanium post that replaces the roots of a missing tooth.  A custom-fitted artificial tooth, called a restoration, is secured to the implant, which hold the restoration firmly in place.

The benefits of an implant

An implant has several benefits.  Like the roots of natural teeth, it stimulates the jawbone when you chew.  This preserves the jawbone and keeps it healthy.  An implant is strong, comfortable, and secure.  When the restoration is in place, the implant looks and feels much like natural teeth.

With careful homecare and regular checkups and cleanings here at McGue Dental Care, an implant can be an excellent long-term solution for missing teeth.

How is an implant used?

An implant can support a variety of restorations, such as a single crown, multi-unit bridges, and full arch dentures.  Some restoration, like a single crown and most bridges, are not removable.  Others, like many full-arch dentures, can be removed for sleeping and cleaning.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Depending on the situation, placing an implant involves several phases, and treatment times can widely vary.  First we determine is an implant is right for you.  We discuss your health history and treatment goals and perform a comprehensive examination to check the health of your gums and jawbone.  We determine if you need any additional procedures, such as bone grafting or gum surgery.

To begin the procedure, a channel is shaped in the jawbone, and then the implant is place into the space.  At this point, it may be possible to place a temporary restoration.  Over the course of the next few months, the implant will become securely fused to the bone.  The last step is to attach your beautiful final restoration to the implant.

Contact McGue Dental Care today to schedule your free consultation and rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, laugh and enjoy live with teeth that look and feel like your own!