Dental Implants

Dental implants from Healthy Smiles offer a permanent solution for your missing or damaged teeth.

A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root, and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. Once in place, a crown, bridge or whole tooth replacement can be fixed to the implant or implants to feel and function like natural teeth.

Implants are made from biocompatible materials, which means they are readily accepted by your body, and with proper oral hygiene, can actually last a lifetime. Importantly, implants counteract the bone loss which can lead to wrinkled lips and a sunken mouth and chin. Dental implants actually stimulate bone growth, helping you to maintain a youthful appearance.

Using implants as a foundation for a bridge or crown is minimally invasive because there is no need to grind down other healthy adjacent teeth.

Dental implants have been used successfully for over 40 years. They provide stability and comfort with no need for adjustment after placement.