The loss of a tooth, for whatever reason, can have a significant effect on a patients’ physical and psychological well-being. Dental Implants enable patients to recapture the structural component of their teeth, as well as the beautiful essence of their smile.
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements. And when done by an expert dentist such as Dr. Burger, they can be virtually indistinguishable from other teeth. Whether replacing a single missing tooth, retaining a removable prosthesis, or restoring an entire mouth, dental implants are the most predictable, long lasting, cost effective method of treating these conditions.
Surgically inserted into the jawbone, Dental Implants act as an anchor within the mouth. Over time the jaw will attach itself to the Implant, enabling dentures or other replacement teeth to be permanently fastened into place.
Implants have changed dentistry forever. We now have a proven, viable option to not only replace teeth, but to preserve bone and supporting structures through dental implants. This is the single most exciting aspect of dentistry for 2012. Implants were first utilized in the US in the early 1980s. Patients had to undergo extensive surgery and wait up to a year before finishing their treatment. With the evolution of implant dentistry, surgeries can be performed without incisions, resulting in virtually no discomfort or pain.
Dental Implants provide outstanding esthetic and functional benefits to patients. Reduced irritation and oral sores, (generally associated with dentures) as well as increased support, stability and biting pressure are all experienced after treatment.