Missing Teeth » Dental Implants
Have lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solution, thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed in the jaw so that crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto them.
Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting back a great smile and being able to bite and chew with confidence. When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels. More importantly, implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite without your dentures falling out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of your life.
Why consider dental implants
Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. While these are all serious issues, did you know that tooth loss also leads to bone loss?
Dental implant therapy
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and becomes brittle from lack of exercise. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.
Benefits of dental implants
- replaces missing teeth
- maintains bone*
- maintains your youthful appearance
- restores your natural smile
About dental implants
Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They are secured into the bone to provide long term support for crowns and dentures.
BioHorizons dental implants are treated with our proprietary Laser-Lok technology. This helps your smile remain beautiful over time.
BioHorizons' implants are lightweight, strong, biocompatible and made from titanium, the most widely used material in implant dentistry. Restore and maintain your natural smile with individual dental implants, implant-supported fixed bridges, or implant-supported dentures.
Ask your dentist for more information about restoring and maintaining your natural smile with individual dental implants or implant-supported fixed dentures from BioHorizons
Titanium posts (implants) are inserted into the jaw, where the bone will heal around them. After the implants have healed, your denture is modified to snap onto the implant abutment. The denture will be secure but may be removed for cleaning with a simple "snap".
Anatomy of overdentures
(modified for implants)
Cap holds denture secure
Titanium alloy implant, the same material used in joint replacement
Implant surface promotes integration with the bone