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What Is a Dental Implant?

As dental implant is a titanium device that attaches to the bone through a process call osseointegration and is used to replace one or more teeth. The implant itself is a post that is surgically placed in the jaw. A prosthesis (artificial tooth or teeth) is then attached to the post with a screw. In some cases, Dr. Huff may refer to specialists like oral surgeons or periodontists the surgical phase of placing the implants, depending on the situation and for specific diagnostic imaging like cone beam CT scans that may be needed to determine proper placement.

Implants do not rely on any adjacent tooth for strength or support, and they may be considered as an alternative to Dentures, Partials, or Bridges.

What are Dental Implants Used For?

In the two pictures below, Dental Implants are used to replace front teeth and to match existing teeth..

Implant Crown - Before
Implant Crown - Before
Implant Crown - After
Implant Crown - After

Implants can even help rebuild a mouth.

Complex Crowns - before
Complex Crowns - Before
Complex Crowns - After
Complex Crowns - After
Complex Crowns - before
Complex Crowns - Before
Complex Crowns - After
Complex Crowns - After (lower)
Implant Bridge - Before
Implant Bridge - Before
Implant Bridge - After
Implant Bridge - After

VIDEO: Bridge Versus an Implant

Single Tooth Replacement

Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials

Implants can help secure and make dentures comfortable.

denture implant - before
Denture Implant - Before
denture implant - before
Denture Implant - Before
denture implant - after
Denture Implant - After

Considering a Dental Implant?

If you are considering a dental implant, Contact Us for an evaluation appointment. Dr. Huff will perform an evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant. If you are a good candidate for an implant, Dr. Huff will provide you with further information to help you decide if you should have a dental implant.