Over the past 20 years, dental implants have become the preferred method of tooth replacement, both by dentists and patients alike. As a certified prosthodontist, Dr. Rojas has undergone years of specialty training on how to replace the teeth, and she has used implants to help many patients recover their health and confidence. Our practice is able to handle the entire implant process in-house, making it easier than ever for you to get your smile back. To learn more about implants and what they could do for you, contact us today.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone where a tooth used to be. There, it mimics the lost root, and directly bonds to the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration. Once the implant is firmly in place, it can be topped with a restoration to restore the visible portion of a tooth, using a crown, bridge, or denture.
Anyone with missing teeth can benefit from getting dental implants. Going into the procedure, all a patient needs to bring to the table is decent oral health and stable overall health. At your consultation, we’ll help you determine if implants would be a wise choice for you, and then Dr. Rojas can discuss your options, including:
An implant can be placed between two healthy teeth and topped with a crown without disturbing the surrounding dental structure. This approach is much less invasive compared to a traditional bridge.
Rather than attaching a bridge to the remaining teeth near the missing ones, the prosthetic can be supported by just two implants to restore several teeth in a row.
With just four to eight implants, a full denture can be attached to the jaw, giving it a look, fit, and strength that simply cannot be matched by a regular removable denture. We can upgrade an existing denture to fit over implants or provide a completely new prosthetic if necessary.
Dental implants can be a sizeable investment in your smile, but they are worth every penny because they offer the closest thing to real teeth and last several times longer compared to other options. The cost for each procedure will differ depending on a patient's needs, but generally, implants tend to help patients save money over time because they don’t have to replace their teeth periodically like with regular bridges and dentures.