Dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking solution for tooth loss. They’re also the only restoration that protects your oral health in addition to enhancing your smile. We feature a range of implant solutions at our practice to restore any number of missing teeth and help you achieve your dream smile.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that’s placed directly in your jaw to provide strong support for a prosthetic tooth. After it’s fully integrated with your jawbone, the implant acts like a natural tooth root, restoring full chewing function and allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods. Dental implants are also never removed, easy to clean, and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is a multi-step process that typically requires several months to complete. After Dr. Shah places your implant, your mouth will need four to six months to heal before we can attach your final restoration. This is to allow time for osseointegration, the process of your implant post fusing with your jawbone. Once your implant solution is complete, all that’s left to do is enjoy your beautiful new smile.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Shah will thoroughly evaluate the state of your jaw and gums to determine if you’re ready for dental implants. If you suffer from gum recession or jawbone deterioration, we can prepare your mouth for surgery with one or more supplemental procedures. The most common are bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation.