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Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small, sturdy titanium post that acts as the root structure would for a natural tooth and is placed in your upper or lower jaw bone. An implant is a metal post that is surgically positioned into the jaw by a periodontist or oral surgeon.

Implants offer a natural looking, permanent solution for tooth replacement. Strong, durable and natural in appearance, implants are among the most successful dental procedures performed and can last a lifetime.

Implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant can serve to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.

Procedural advancements, including the development of narrower mini implants, mean that more people than ever before are finding themselves candidates for implantation. Mini implants may be used for small teeth and incisors. Also, a narrower implant may best serve patients who require stabilization of lower jaw dentures, pre-molar teeth, or a missing tooth that was located in a narrow area.

Learn more about the benefits of mini dental implants.