Dental Implants

Titanium Dental Implants

Today’s prosthetic dentistry offers a variety of options for replacing lost teeth, but only dental implants offer the comprehensive benefits of replacing your lost roots. A dental implant is a small, biocompatible titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone, and then integrated into the jaw as the bone heals and fuses to the implant. Once your jawbone has healed, Dr. Olson can secure a replacement crown, bridge, or denture to your implant or implants, depending on how many teeth you are replacing.

When to Schedule an Appointment

To determine if you qualify for dental implant placement, Dr. Olson will perform a comprehensive examination to ensure that no dental issues are present, such as tooth decay or gum disease. A progressive dental disease can compromise the jawbone and oral tissues supporting your implant after the post has been placed. Also, Dr. Olson will measure the bone’s mass and density to ensure that it is strong enough to receive the implant posts. If you qualify, then Dr. Olson will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon to expertly place your implants. A custom-designed restoration will then be secured to the implant once your jawbone has healed around the posts.