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Dental implants are a safe, aesthetic alternative to traditional dental bridges, dental crowns, and even traditional dentures. Because implant restorations appear and feel like natural teeth, they provide new levels of comfort, security, and confidence over alternative treatments. Our practice offers single tooth replacement implants, partial and full arch implant placement, removable overdentures, and non-removable full arch hybrid prosthesis. For more than 25 years, Van Dyke General & Implant Dentistry has been helping to provide an improved quality of life to patients with implants.
A dental implant is a very small “anchor” made of titanium. The anchor is inserted into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth root. After osseointegration (when the surrounding bone has healed to the implant), a dentist secures the replacement tooth to the top of the implant. Your new tooth will look, feel and perform similar to your natural teeth.
Dental implants offer a more secure bite than removable dentures, making it easier to eat, talk and laugh without fear of embarrassment.
Dental implants can improve your overall oral health by allowing neighboring teeth to remain intact, rather than compromising healthy teeth to support a bridge.
Implants look and feel like natural teeth, restoring your self-confidence and giving you a beautiful smile.
Dental implants do not require special care and can be cleaned in similar ways as natural teeth.
The process for receiving dental implants can take anywhere from 4 to 9 months, depending on several factors, such as how many implants you require and how quickly your gums and surrounding tissue heal. Dental implant surgery includes an evaluation of your mouth and medical history; placing the implant into your jaw while you are under anesthesia; attachment of a prosthetic “post” to the implant; and oral hygiene education for caring for your implant before, during and after the procedure.