Dental implants are a choice treatment option for patients who are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant feels and looks like your own lost tooth. Dr. Steffens inserts an ‘implant’ which is a titanium post beneath your gum. The post fuses with the bone in your jaw and acts as a root for the replacement tooth.
Dr. Steffens then mounts the replacement tooth on the post, where it blends in with the look and feel of your natural teeth. Implants require surgery and patients need to be in good health and must have healthy gums. The patient must also have adequate bone to support the implants or be a good candidate for surgery to build up the area where the implant is needed.
Patients also need to be committed to very thorough oral hygiene every day and regular dental visits. If you are considering implants, we will need to do a full evaluation to determine if you would be a good candidate.
Dental implants look natural, feel secure, and can be used to attach complete or partial dentures. It is also possible for dentures to be stabilized and ‘removable teeth’ to be made non-removable with an implant.
To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, please contact our team to book an appointment