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Jennifer J. Cornell | DDS, FAGD
Caleb T. King | DMD

Conventional Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacements for natural tooth roots; a dental implant is placed into the jawbone, later, a crown is placed over the implanted artificial root, and the dental implant will then look exactly like your natural tooth. Dental implants are frequently used as anchors for partial as well as full dental appliances and dentures. Dental implants are made of highly pure titanium, which offers the patient no allergic reaction or health hazards.

Advantages of Dental Implants:

There are many advantages that a patient derives from choosing to have dental implant surgery:
  • If a patient is looking for the most natural appearance possible, dental implant surgery and the insertion of dental implants looks incredibly natural.
  • In most situations a dental implant will last longer than a natural tooth
  • Dental implants are incredibly stable and are excellent for speaking, eating, and smiling.
  • Dental implants are one option of tooth replacement that actually helps to preserve the jawbone health.
  • Dental implants can help maintain the natural shape of a patient’s face. Facial features are either restored or remain unaltered after successful dental implant surgery.
  • Dental implants feel like natural teeth.
  • Chewing becomes more natural with dental implants, particularly when compared to other appliances.

Advantages of Dental Implants:

After a tooth is removed or extracted the remaining socket will heal remodeling from the inside out. The toothless space will loose height and width unless it is preserved. Socket preservation can be performed at the time of extraction thus helping to keep the space more ideal for a future dental implant. Socket preservation is done by adding an allograft material to the healing socket acting like a matrix for new bone to form.

3-Dimensional Imaging

In many cases our office utilizes 3-Dimensional xray imaging to plan the placement of a dental implant. This reduces the risk of failure and potential problems. It also allows the dentist to know where key anatomical structures such as blood vessels and nerves are, to help avoid them during surgery.