Dental Implants allow us to replace missing teeth or teeth damaged beyond repair. Implants are often referred to as anchors, posts, or synthetic roots. They are made of a biocompatible (friendly to your body) material that forms an attachment to the bone. This allows us to support a custom made dental prosthetic tooth/teeth (anything from a crown, to a fixed bridge, to a denture, or a full arch of teeth). If you want a more detailed explanation of how dental implants work and what we can and cannot do with them, check out my blog about dental implants.
I developed an interest in dental implants as a unique treatment modality while I was still in dental school. This interest developed into a passion that has driven the early part of my career (you can learn more about my journey by checking out my bio).
Dental implants are the closest thing we have to a complete replacement tooth. They function better than any other tooth replacement options, and look like natural teeth. The technology driving the implant field is revolutionizing the dental industry, and I am excited to be at the forefront of this innovation.
I believe that every treatment plan should be customized to each patient. It might surprise you to hear that many dentists (especially the dental implant chains and corporations) often attempt to use the same treatment plan on every patient. No two patients are exactly alike. As such, I classify implant treatments into a few different categories for informational purposes. Read about them below: