Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. A person who has lost teeth may regain the ability to function more effectively, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are best described as a titanium root replacement. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jaw bone in the area of the missing tooth/teeth and serve as the foundation on which your dentist can reconstruct your missing tooth/teeth.

The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. In addition, special attachments can be utilized that allow patients with dentures to attach or snap their denture onto the implants and substantially increase the stability of their denture.

Implants also help preserve facial structure and esthetics, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Am I a candidate?

Many patients assume that they may not be a candidate based on age or that teeth have been missing for a long time. During an implant consult, Dr. Reuter performs a complete exam and cone beam CT scan. He is able to digitally perform surgery and assess the available bone and soft tissue for implants. Most patients have multiple implant options available to them and even patients that have been in dentures for years are usually good candidates. There are a few contra-indications to dental implants and also a few risk factors that Dr. Reuter will address if applicable, but the vast majority of our patients undergo successful implant teeth replacement.

Implant Types

Single Tooth
Implant Replacement

Full Implant
Teeth Replacement

Teeth in a Day


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Please contact our office with any questions you might have.

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