What Are Dental Implants?
From eating difficulties to changes in function and appearance, losing natural teeth creates a number of challenges. This leaves many patients seeking solutions for replacing a tooth/teeth. Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement today. Implants deliver incomparable benefits to your health and quality of life, and can replace any number of missing teeth. As highly trained implant specialists, Dr. Patrick Johnson and Dr. Sausha Toghranegar offer single, multiple and full-arch dental implant solutions. Our friendly, experienced team is ready to help you take back your smile and overcome the effects of missing or hopeless teeth!
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Tooth loss is often a result of advanced gum disease, decay or trauma. However, it is extremely important to replace missing or hopeless teeth as soon as possible. The longer teeth remain missing, the greater the risk of bone loss and other oral complications. Tooth implants are flexible, offer the closest replica of tooth structure and are the next best thing to natural teeth. Choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth offers a number of benefits for your smile, health and quality of life:
- Permanently replace teeth
- Prevent bone loss
- Provide a strong, stable bite
- Look, feel and act like real teeth
- Rebuild self-confidence
- Improve quality of life
15 million people in the U.S. have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth
3 million have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year
10 percent of all US dentists place implants but that is increasing
What to Expect From the Implant Process
The process begins with a consultation and thorough treatment planning. We take considerable time explaining your options, treatment plan and procedure. Our doctors use cutting-edge CBCT technology, guided implant surgery and nSequence® software for precision care. When you are ready, our team schedules your surgery. We strategically and precisely place your implants within the jaw bone. Unless you have chosen an immediate load option, your implants are given time to heal and integrate with the bone. You are then referred back to your general dentist to complete the restorative phase of your treatment plan.
Experienced, Compassionate, Expert Implant Care for Your Smile
Dr. Johnson is a Board Certified Periodontist and has placed thousands of dental implants with great success. He and our team trust high-quality Ankylos® implants and the ASTRA TECH Implant System™, and make full use of advanced technology when planning and performing your procedure. We also incorporate guided tissue regeneration to minimize your recovery time and enhance tissue response. If you are nervous about treatment, talk to us about sedation dentistry. Our relaxing sedation services ensure a comfortable, positive experience. No matter your needs, we look forward to delivering compassionate, expert care for your smile!