Dental implants are the new gold-standard for the replacement of missing teeth. Implants are essentially artificial roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth attached to implants are designed to look, feel and function like natural teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure by preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
In most cases, we make it simple and convenient by providing all phases of the placement of dental implants, from start to finish, in our state-of-the-art facility. The doctors at Elite Dental & Aesthetics will examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone and take radiographic X-rays to evaluate if you are a candidate for dental implants. If implants are recommended, the artificial root is implanted in the jawbone and allowed to heal for three to six months. During this time, the implant root fuses with the jawbone. You will be given a temporary restoration to wear, and you may maintain normal oral functions. Once we ensure that the implant has adequately fused with the bone and is firmly in place, the prosthetic component, the implant crown, is connected to the implant and the restoration is complete. Implants are an excellent way of providing patients with missing teeth a strong, stable, and beautiful smile.