Losing a tooth due to injury, dental decay, or gum disease can happen. However, in order to avoid causing problems to the adjacent teeth and your overall dental health, it is important to replace the tooth that has been lost. This can be done any number of ways including fixed bridges, removable partial or full dentures as well as a more recent procedure known as dental implants.
One of the most significant dental innovations in recent times, an implant is a small surgical fixture made of biocompatible metal or ceramic materials that is placed into the jawbone and functions in the same manner as the root of tooth. In the same way that natural root supports the natural crown of your tooth, an implant once it fully integrates with the surrounding bone,provides a stable and durable foundation for a replacement tooth. Implants often support a crown for an individual tooth, but can also be used as abutment teeth for a dental bridge, or strategically placed to help stabilize a denture.
Out of all the restorative choices available today, an implant comes the closest to replicating the look, feel and function of a natural tooth. Furthermore, it is the only method of tooth replacement that does not require the involvement or preparation of the adjacent teeth. A dental implant also stimulates bone remodeling to prevent shrinkage in areas where teeth are missing and helps to restore facial contours in areas where significant bone loss has occurred. Unlike other dental restorative materials, dental implants may last a lifetime if properly taken care of.
Replacing broken front tooth with an implant to match the adjacent teeth.
After implant placements
Patient wanted dentures secured with implants for retention.
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Unlike most other dental offices in which patients are referred to another office for implant placements, we offer everything IN-HOUSE and guarantee all of our work. Dr. Rifai has gone through advanced training and continues to take extensive courses on implant placements to serve your needs.