Dental Implants are artificial teeth that replace missing or damaged teeth. Unlike removable dentures, which rest on the gum, or fixed bridges, which anchor to adjacent teeth, dental Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to provide a foundation for replacement teeth. Dental implants look and feel like real teeth. With good dental care they can last a lifetime.
Dental implant surgery typically involves threading a titanium support post into the jawbone in the location of the missing tooth, and attaching the new tooth onto the support. The bone fully heals and fuses around the newly implanted tooth support structure before the new artificial tooth can be attached. This is called osseointegration.
If multiple teeth need to be replaced the Center is has advanced experience in all dental implant technologies and techniques for removable implant prostheses. Utilizing the office’s 3-D imaging technology, both TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR and All On Four revolutionary dental implant procedures significantly reduce the time needed for treatment. Both procedures involve implanting supports and the teeth prosthesis in one procedure.
The Center performs dental and oral implants, craniofacial implants, bone grafting for implants, sinus lifts, zygomatic implants and guided implant surgery. We encourage you to call with questions about the Faces of the Mission Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery’s expertise in the area of dental implants.