Dental Implants

Dental Implants

The most natural, permanent replacement for missing teeth.

If you are self-conscious about missing teeth or wearing dentures, there’s an alternative that may be right for you: dental implants. Dental implants are one option for replacing missing or badly diseased teeth. A dental implant offers comfort and stability and, by virtue of the artificial tooth it supports, is a restoration that is the closest thing to a natural tooth.


Dr. Palmer says:

I have placed hundreds of implants to the satisfaction of my patients. Is an implant the right treatment option for you? Stop in for a consult and we can discuss if implant dentistry fits your needs.


WHAT IS AN IMPLANT?
Implants are manufactured “anchors” that look like cylinders or screws. They are artificial replacements for natural tooth roots. Implants are used in upper and lower jaws. They are made of titanium and other materials that are well- suited to the human body. They attach to the jaw- bone and gum tissue to become a stable base for one or more custom artificial replacement teeth, called dental crowns.

Dental implants have been used for several decades. Patients of all ages have chosen dental implants to replace a single tooth or several teeth or to support partial or full dentures. It’s no surprise. Dental implants and their crowns help restore the ability to chew food. They help fill out a face that otherwise could look sunken because of missing teeth. Unlike dentures, implants and crowns are not removed for overnight soaking and cleaning. No adhesives are needed.

ARE IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Who’s a good candidate for implant treatment? You are, if you’re in good health and have healthy gums and adequate bone to support an implant. You must be committed to thorough oral hygiene to keep your mouth healthy and to scheduling regular dental visits. Ask your dentist if implants are an option for you.
THE IMPLANT PROCESS