Implants are titanium structures that are placed in the area of the tooth that was occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an individual tooth or permanent bridge. Implants can also be used to attach partial or full dentures.
A simple surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold, to integrate into the jaw bone. Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant; for an implant to be successful a patient must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. The surgeon placing the implant(s) can evaluate the patient, using xrays and sometimes a cone beam scan of the jaw.
Dr. Meyers attended a mini-residency program that met over the course of one full year to receive advanced training in this field.
We have restored many implants in our office, ranging from individual teeth to multi-unit bridges and removable partials and dentures that snap onto implants.