Implants

Category
Cosmetic, Oral Surgery, Tooth Replacement
About This Project

Do it right the first time with dental implants.

Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual tooth replacement, implant bridges (section of teeth) or an implant supported denture (full upper or lower arch). Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.

Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by either Dr. Van Buskirk or Dr. Krischke will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Phase One of treatment is performed at oral surgery, where the implant is placed into the bone of a patient under the gum line. The implant is allowed to integrate into the bone for a healing period of up to six months before it is uncovered and an abutment is attached.

Phase Two of treatment is done at our office. We take an impression of the implant abutments, and Dr. Van Buskirk and Dr. Krischke customize the shade, size and bite of the teeth to blend with your existing dentition. This cast is then sent to our dental lab for fabrication. Upon completion, your new implants are attached to the abutments, restoring a very natural looking and feeling smile.