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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist.  The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years.  On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

Cone beam computerized X-rays and impressions (either digital and/molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. The cone beam xray allows for precise and safe placement.   Dr. Calleros is one of 1% of dentists who own a cone beam xray machine.  While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed with a precise surgical guide into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months.   Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required to uncover the implant and take digital impressions for the crown.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.  Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.

If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.



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