Once you learn about the advantages of dental implants, you will realize that there is no better way to restore missing teeth. Whether it is one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are the permanent solution to missing teeth. If you are wearing dentures, they may be uncomfortable or slide around in your mouth. Dental Implants can be used to secure dentures.
Dental Implants are titanium fixtures. That’s right, the same material that is used in hip and knee replacements. Titanium is not only an extremely strong metal, but biologically sound for use in the human body. A dental implant actually replaces the root part of a tooth.
Dental Implants have been used for over 60 years but not until the procedure was perfected by Swedish orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Inngvar Branemark. Today dental implants are becoming the standard of care for dental tooth replacement.
Dr. Fraser has been trained as a Periodontist in the placement of dental implants and surgical procedures limited to the oral cavity. He is a graduate of Temple University and served our country as a Periodontist in the United States Air Force. Dr. Fraser is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and has traveled internationally to teach dentist about Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.
- More attractive appearance.
- Speech improvement.
- Greater comfort.
- Greater ability to chew food naturally.
Implants look and feel like natural teeth. As dental implants are fixed in the jaw, there are none of the problems that are associated with removable appliances such as dentures and partials, including:
- The slipping, irritation and pain that can accompany dentures.
- The tedious removal for overnight soaking and cleaning.
- Family members seeing you without teeth.
- The reattachment with adhesives.
First a detailed, clinical examination will be done to ensure you are a good candidate for implants. If so, planning will be done in conjunction with your general dentist to ensure your implant is placed safely and in the right location. Then your dental implant will be placed by us during a routine office visit. The procedure can be done under local anesthetic.
Implants begin with an evaluation by your general dentist who will decide if you are good candidate for the procedure. If he feels implants might be possible, he will send you to us for a placement evaluation.