Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the function and aesthetics previously enjoyed with natural teeth and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural. Implant fixtures are small titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone integrates with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for all dental restorations (ex: crowns, bridges, etc.). In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Jamison. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves a single surgical procedure. At the surgical appointment the pre-determined number of implants are placed within your jaw bone utilizing a GRS Guide System surgical guide for the utmost precision and accuracy. Over the course of approximately 8-10 weeks following surgery, the implants located beneath the surface of the gums, comfortably and gradually osseointegrate with the jaw bone. After the dental implant has completely integrated with the jaw bone, Dr. Jamison then will then make a digital or elastomeric impression capturing the implant(s) position and orientation and attach a small healing collar. His team will then begin the process of making your new teeth. Upon your return to the office, the abutment(s) or post(s) are connected to the implants and the teeth are precisely and firmly positioned to capture the most ideal function and optimal aesthetics.