Implants

Advantages of dental implants include:

A secure, comfortable fit that looks and feels natural, without the slipping of normal dentures
No other adjacent teeth have to be ground down or disturbed to hold an implant in place
You can talk and eat normally without inconvenience
You will no longer feel self-conscious about missing teeth

During the implant process:

Your jaw bone area just below your gums is fitted with metal posts.
Once in position, the dental implants are mounted securely on these posts, giving you the look and feel of a brand new tooth!
Now, not only your self-esteem will improve, but your oral health will as well.

Bone Grafting for Implants

Most dental bone grafting procedures are done to restore your bone to its previous form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma. Bone grafting may also be used to maintain bone structure after tooth extraction.

Restoring and maintaining facial bone structure is important for several reasons. Many dental procedures, such as dental implant placement, require that the bone be as close to its original dimension and position as possible for optimal results. Also, the jaw and other facial bones support the skin and muscle that are responsible for our outward cosmetic appearance. Without the support of the underlying bone, our faces can look prematurely aged.