Benefits of Dental Implants

When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, Dr Lager first replaces the root with a small dental implant. Time is allowed for the bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases, a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

Dental implants can replace any number of missing teeth, from a single lost tooth to a full mouth reconstruction.

  • A permanent, secure tooth restoration that won't move or shift
  • No more embarrassing gaps or spaces in your smile.
  • Restores your ability to eat and drink the foods you love.
  • No one will ever be able to tell that you missing teeth!

Dental implants can give you back your confidence

Missing teeth can change every aspect of your life, from the way you eat to the way you express yourself. Tooth loss changes your appearance, which often results in a loss of self-esteem. It is more common than you might think. Over 30 million people have suffered tooth loss in one or both jaws.

It’s important to take action to restore your tooth function and appearance as quickly as possible to avoid the consequences of tooth loss:

  • Gaps in smile
  • Movement of surrounding teeth
  • Bone loss
  • Poor extraction of nutrients
  • Speech disturbances
  • Diet restrictions

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr Lager performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.