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The dental implants we use are made of a titanium metal or a zirconia non-metal and are placed directly into the bony socket of the missing tooth/teeth. The implant is then allowed to integrate into the bony socket and the final crown is placed on the implant. The implant looks like a post into the bone and it behaves as closely as possible to a natural tooth, although the implant will not flex like a normal tooth can. The implants have had great longevity of 20-25 years and the technology is only getting better. Some even last a lifetime.
When replacing a full arch of teeth, you can consider 4-6 dental implants under a denture or a zirconia prosthetic. We are also able to place implants virtually with the help of our CEREC and CBCT which allows for a “guided” surgical approach. This means that your dental implant will be placed in the EXACT best location that your body allows. Dr. Tinnel loves showing her patients this procedure virtually.
We are here to answer all of your dental implant-related questions! Don’t see an answer you’re looking for below? Contact us, we’d love the chance to answer any and all of your questions!
A dental implant is a device made up of titanium metal or zirconia that is placed directly in the bony socket of the missing tooth/teeth.
The purpose of a dental implant is to act and behave just as a normal tooth does. After an implant is placed, a crown is then placed over it so that it looks and feels like a normal tooth.
Not at all. With state of the art technology and practices, we are able to numb the exact location that you implant will be put in, allowing for maximum comfortability.
With proper oral hygiene, a dental implant can last up to 20-25 years, or even for a lifetime!
To make scheduling your visit as convenient as possible we offer flexible office hours.
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