dental implants

Dental implant therapy has become the preferred approach for "permanently" replacing one or more missing teeth. This remarkable advancement in dental treatment significantly enhances the quality of life by restoring health, function and appearance.

This movie shows how we can place an implant at the same time as the tooth extraction. It also demonstrates how we can use the provisional denture to help maintain the soft tissue anatomy. It has the same shape as the tooth that was removed. Papilla will not be maintained if it is not supported during the healing phase.

what is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a biocompatible screw-like titanium "fixture" that is surgically placed into the jawbone. It acts as a tooth root subsitute. An implant abutment and permanent crown are ultimately attached to the implant by your restorative doctor.

examination and treatment plan

During the examination process, the overall condition of the mouth will be clinically and radiographically evaluated by Dr. Ekelman. A full assessment for implant surgery would include your peridontal health and status, quality and quantity of underlying bone, position of teeth, occlusion and cosmetic desires.

sequence of events during implant treatment