Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.Book Now
The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Poltera or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dr. Marcus Asay
Knowing that he wanted to work within the medical field, Dr. Asay felt dentistry was a great way to balance serving the community and spending time with his family.
Dr. Ronald Poltera
Dr. Ronald Poltera chose dentistry as a career based on his talents in science and the pleasure of meeting many interesting individuals while helping them lead a healthier life.
Dr. Adam Bulleigh
Dr. Adam Bulleigh approach to each patient is unique. He strives to put each patient at ease through the use of the latest techniques.
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Our doctors can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Yes, we do! We make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date.Call Us Today!