As an artificial root for a single tooth replacement.
As anchors for a fixed or removable prosthesis to replace
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
With the exception of your natural teeth, nothing
looks more natural than an implant. One important benefit
of implants is that they slow the shrinking of bone and gum
tissue from the area of the missing tooth, thus preventing
Of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64, approximately
49% are missing at least one tooth.
Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement
system ever devised.
More than nine out of ten implants last longer than 15
Dental implants never develop decay.
Dental implants never require root canals.
Dental implants preserve the jawbone, which can prevent
No one can be disqualified for implant treatment solely
because of their age -- some patients receive implant treatment
when they are in their nineties!
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
The gum is gently folded back and a space
is prepared for the implant to be placed.
The dental implant "anchor"
is put into place.
A temporary cap is placed on the implant
and the gum tissue is repositioned around the implant.
The implant is left alone for several months so the
bone can attach to the implant and create a secure anchor.
After the implant has had a chance to
attach to the bone tissue, the temporary cap is removed
from the anchor and a post is attached to the anchor.
The implant is now ready for a prosthesis.
An impression is taken of the implant and the appropriate
prosthesis (crown, bridge
or overdenture) is
The prosthesis is then attached to the
Considering a Dental Implant?
If you are
considering a dental implant, contact us for an evaluation appointment. Dr. Sweet will perform an evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for
a dental implant. If you are a good candidate for an implant, Dr. Sweet will provide you with further information to help you decide.