Implant Dentistry

Surgical & Prosthetic phases from start to finish!

Your best option for replacing missing teeth!

If you are self-conscious about missing teeth or wearing dentures, dental implants may be right for you. A dental implant offers comfort, superb function and aesthetics. It is the closest thing to a natural tooth.

What is an implant?

An implant is a titanium post that is surgically inserted to mimic the natural root of a tooth where a tooth has been lost. Once integrated into the jawbone and gum tissue, it can be used to support a crown, bridge or denture securely in place. They look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. Dental implants have been used for several decades and have now replaced bridges as the gold standard for tooth replacements.

Dental Implant Advantages:

  • Aesthetic & functional
  • Efficient and natural load distribution
  • Solid attachment for dentures
  • Proven history >50 years
  • No damage to adjacent teeth
  • Does not decay
  • Lower risk for gum disease
  • Easier to keep clean
  • Bone loss is prevented

The Treatment Process:

Dental implant treatment is a three-step process that takes several months.

Step One. The implant is surgically placed into your jaw and covered with a screw to prevent gum tissue and debris from entering its hollowed core. It will remain covered for about 3-6 months to allow the implant to fuse with your jaw bone.

Step Two. After the implant has fused with the bone, a post extension is attached to the implant. The gum tissue is allowed to heal around the post. Depending on the implant used, this step may not be necessary as the implant and the post are a single unit.

Step Three. The final step involves securing the dental restoration ( a crown, bridge or denture) to the implant and making sure everything fits, feel and functions as expected.
If you are in good health with healthy gums and adequate bone to support an implant, the answer is yes. You must be committed to thorough oral hygiene and more frequent hygiene visits to keep your mouth healthy and implants in top performance.

Please speak to Dr. Mosco for a dental implants consultation.