Teeth that look and feel just like your own.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Many patients choose dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Because implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, many of our patients actually forget they ever lost a tooth.
Restore and preserve a healthy, beautiful smile.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be particularly aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. All your teeth work together to help you chew, speak, and smile, and when teeth are missing it can be difficult to do these things. Even the loss of a back tooth may cause your other teeth to shift and the shape of your mouth may change, causing your face to look older. Dental implants are tiny posts made of titanium, which bonds very well with your natural bone and creates an excellent foundation to support artificial teeth. Not only does an implant provide a premier replacement option for missing teeth, but it also works to prevent bone loss and help preserve facial structure that can occur when teeth are missing.
What makes a good dental implant candidate?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant candidate is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues free of periodontal disease. A dental implant evaluation will be conducted by Dr. Berdy to determine your oral health and bone levels. Typically, a 3-D cat scan is done to give a precise picture of your mouth and to aid in the planning and placement of implants.
What is involved during treatment?
Dr. Berdy will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Each patient is unique and a treatment plan will be tailored to your particular needs based on your current health, periodontal status, bone levels, and other factors.
Why Dr. Berdy is the right choice.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Periodontists, such as Dr. Berdy, are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas and have the special knowledge, training, and facilities that you need to successfully place dental implants for long term success.