Implants have radically changed dentistry and oral health. In years past, people who had teeth extracted or lost them due to decay or injury had to have partials or dentures in order to be able to chew or maintain their appearance. But the surgical placement of implants allows for replacement of a “tooth” without having to wear a partial or without having to remove part of nearby healthy teeth to allow for the anchor for a bridge. Dr. Chiappetta, Dr. Haugstad, and Dr. Hickson have all completed advanced training in order to surgically place implants.
Implants are titanium tooth roots that are inserted into the jaw bone. The bone grows around the titanium and it fuses to the jaw. After it heals, a natural-looking restoration is placed on the implant. The appearance is just like a natural tooth, and you can chew, smile, and floss just as if you had a tooth.
Some people need implants in order to support not just one tooth, but also partial or full dentures. An “all on four” placement allows for 4 implants to anchor an entire upper or lower denture. This anchors the denture in such a way that there are less movement and more security.
There are a variety of ways for the doctors at Library Park Dental to help your smile through dental implants. Contact our office today to find out more about how an implant can improve your life.