Patient

 

 Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly,

and can alter your diet and nutrition. While these are all serious issues, did you know that tooth loss also leads to bone loss?

 

normal bone profile without bone loss profile after tooth loss profile after bone loss
Normal Profile after tooth loss after bone loss

Dental implant therapy

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and becomes brittle from lack of exercise. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

Benefits of dental implants

  • replaces missing teeth
  • maintains bone*
  • maintains your youthful appearance
  • restores your natural smile


individual tooth options

Individual missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants without altering your healthy adjacent teeth. Once dental implants are placed, posts (or abutments) are attached, providing support for your final crowns.

dental implants with a crown

Traditional crown & bridge

untreated missing teeth

dental implant with a crown traditional crown & bridge  untreated missing tooth

attractive smile

full chewing ability

preserve healthy teeth and jawbon

maintains bone

grinds down healthy teeth

may lead to bone loss under bridge

greater risk for cavities and tooth failure

  • unattractive smile
  • loss of chewing ability
  • may lead to bone loss