What Is a Dental Implant?
Acting like your natural tooth, a dental implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. The titanium post (the “root”) is well-suited to pairing with the human bone to stabilize your bite’s function. Then, a crown is fixed to the post. In the end, your new permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
Am I a candidate?
The ideal candidate for implants:
Dental Implants Are Versatile
The ideal solution to replace missing teeth.
No matter how many teeth you’re missing, dental implants can take care of it:
One implant plus one replacement tooth will do the trick.
Strategically placing a few implants can support a permanent bridge.
An implant-supported denture can be permanently placed in your mouth with four implants strategically placed in your upper or lower jaw.
Why Choose Implants Over Other Dental Solutions?
Implants not only look more natural but function more like natural teeth. Other solutions like dentures or bridges are not permanent within the jawbone, creating instability.
Implants don’t need to rely on your neighboring teeth, so it won’t compromise the health of your natural teeth.
Implants, when properly cared for, can last a lifetime, whereas bridges typically last seven to ten years.
Dr. Mathes recently went above and beyond normal service to help me when I had an urgent tooth problem. He came in on his day off, work me in for an appointment a number of times with on the spot appointments did a beautiful job of solving the problem.
Lex A., Actual Patient