Dental Implants in Elizabethtown
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants provides patients with a comprehensive solution to their oral health problems. A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over the span of a few months. At Durbin Dental we offer implants that will protect your bone structure and crowns that preserve the natural look of your smile. We offer all services that may be necessary to receive implants, which include:
- Placement and Restoration
- Sinus Lift and Bone Grafting
- Single Tooth Replacement
- Implant-Supported Bridges
Having a dental implant placed is the closest thing to imitating a natural tooth because it provides great stability and is independent of the nearby teeth. It replaces the tooth from root to crown and helps the surrounding jaw tissue remain healthy enough to support your improved smile. The process of synthesis between the dental implant and the jawbone is called “osseointegration.” Osseointegration prevents shrinkage of the jawbone that can cause you to look older than you are.
How Implants Work
Most dental implants are made of titanium, which is biocompatible, allowing them to integrate with the bone without being seen as a foreign object by the body. Dental implants can be used to substitute a single tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth. The goal of dental implants is to restore function as well as esthetics. A dental implant is firm and comfortable, and no adjustment is needed after placement. With normal activity and proper oral health care, it will last the patient their whole life.
Dr. Durbin has received extensive training in Implantology, and through continuing education, he is up-to-date on the most current information on implant dentistry. We also use a 3-D guided technique, digital imaging, and IV sedation to make the whole process efficient and more comfortable for our patients. In some cases, we can extract the tooth and place the implant in the same day. After a few weeks healing time (depending on your case) we perform the restoration process using all zirconia crowns.
Implants and Restorations in Elizabethtown
After treatment, Dr. Durbin and his team will work closely with you to create the best care plan to meet your specific needs. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth, and gums to make sure they are healthy. If you have missing teeth or your dentures are slipping, and you would like to be evaluated for a dental implant, call us today for a comprehensive consultation.