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Dental Implants

Dental implants are substitutes for missing teeth and provide a stable foundation for a replacement crown. The bone forms a biological bond with the new root implant giving your new crown the same strength, look and feel as the original tooth. Dental implants allow you to regain the ability to eat virtually anything and to smile again with ease and confidence. If you lose one or more teeth, you now have options beyond dental bridges and partial dentures. One of those options is dental implants.

Our office teams with Periodontist and Implant Specialist, Dr. George Bandelac  to provide you the best implant surgery and most esthetic implant restoration possible.


Dental implants combine the best of modern science and technology, including a team approach spanning several disciplines. A successful implant requires that all parties involved - the patient; the restorative dentist, who makes the crown for the implant; and the Periodontist, who surgically places the implant, follow a careful plan of treatment. All members of the implant team stay in close contact with each other to make sure everyone clearly understands what needs to be done to meet the patient's expectations.

The team is organized as soon as the decision for placing a dental implant is reached. Following an evaluation that includes a comprehensive examination, x-rays and a consultation with the patient and members of the implant team, the Periodontist places the posts, or implants, in the patient's jaw. When the implants have stabilized in the jaw, the restorative dentist prepares an impression of the upper and lower jaws.

This impression is used to make the model from which the dentures or crowns are created. The teamwork continues long after the implant and crown have been placed. Follow-up examinations with the Periodontist and restorative dentist are critical, and progress is carefully charted. Both the Periodontist and the restorative dentist continue to work together to provide the highest level of aftercare. With the exception of growing children, dental implants are the solution of choice for people of all ages.

Implant tooth replacement in children is usually deferred until their jaw growth is complete. There are, however, some instances when a dental implant may be appropriate, such as when it is part of the child's orthodontic treatment plan. Your family dentist or orthodontist can guide you in this instance.




Installing a three crowns on two implants

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