Dental implants are a safe, medically proven, esthetic alternative to traditional crowns, bridgework, and dentures. Because implant restorations look, function and feel more like natural teeth, they offer new levels of comfort, security and confidence over traditional treatments.

- A Healthy Mouth for the Best Results
- Implants Are Like Teeth
- Are Implants For You?

1. Lost front teeth in car accident

3. Expsed implants after healing 

2. Dental implants surgically placed under gums

4. Implant supported front teeth in place 

A Healthy Mouth for the Best Results

Your upper and lower jaws provide support and structure for your teeth and face. If you have enough jawbone, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. The bone should be high and wide enough for the implant to fit. Your jaw should also have enough hard bone surrounding its soft centre (marrow) to hold the implant securely. Healthy gums help protect your jawbone from infection by healing tightly around the implant.

Implants Are Like Teeth

Your natural teeth are stable biting and chewing surfaces because they are supported by your jawbone. This will also be true of your dental implant. Successful dental implants become firmly embedded in the jaw, providing a chewing surface almost as secure as that of natural teeth.

Roots Hold Crowns
The crowns of your natural teeth are held in place by roots. Roots not only secure your crowns, they also help keep your jaws healthy by stimulating the growth of new bone. This provides good support for your teeth.

Implants Host a Prosthesis
The prosthesis is held in place by implants which are usually made of titanium. Since this metal is well accepted by the body, titanium implants rarely cause reactions. Like the roots of natural teeth, implants also stimulate new bone growth in your jaw and prevent disuse atrophy due to tooth loss.
Implants Have Different Shapes
An implant may be threaded like a screw or may be cylindrical in shape with a slightly rough or textured surface. Implants often have small holes at their lower ends. Over time, bone grows into these surface irregularities and locks the implant into place.

Are Implants For You?

Dental implants can improve the quality of life for many people, but they aren't for everyone. Use the checklist below to help determine how you feel about your oral health. The more lines you check, the more likely dental implants will be a good choice for you.

How Your Mouth Feels
__Do complete or partial dentures cause discomfort when you eat?
__Do you wear a denture that slips or fits badly?
__Are the teeth holding your bridge loosening or moving?

How You Feel About Your Teeth
__Are you embarrassed about missing teeth or dentures when you smile or laugh?
__If you have a complete or partial denture, do you sometimes carry it in your pocket or leave it at home?

You Commitment to Dental Implants
__Can you wait three to nine months for the entire implant process to be completed?
__Are you willing to spend time caring for your dental implants?
__Will you follow up with regular periodontal checkups?