A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both also have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.


What Can You Do for Missing Teeth?

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Drs. Abron and Miller are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between a surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Abron and Miller performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your general dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

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The Miracle of Implants

  • Implants bond with your jawbone
  • Implants are incredibly versatile
  • Their aesthetics can’t be beat
  • Implant technology is constantly improving
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Why Choose DC Perio & Implants

  • We pride ourselves on an intimate and personalized approach to identifying our patients’ needs and blending that with their specific treatment goals
  • All doctors have 3-years minimum of specialty training and advanced education beyond the standard four years of dental school; this includes the management of challenging, severe ,and complex dental implant cases.
  • Focused efforts on saving natural teeth through a wide range of procedures to rebuild healthy gum tissue that surround and support your teeth.
  • Contemporary therapies to reverse bone loss in the jaw.
  • All doctors are experts in the treatment of oral inflammation and are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, in addition to performing cosmetic periodontal procedures, advanced bone grafting and implant procedures.

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