Dental Implants

Along with high strength ceramics and composite resins, Dental Implants represent technological advancement that has changed the way modern dentistry is done.  Dental Implants give us options for tooth replacement that did not exist 30 years ago.  In addition, Dental Implants are one of the most predictable procedures in restorative dentistry, with an impressive record of long-term success.

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth.  These replacement teeth may be in the form of permanently cemented crowns or bridges, or may be in the form of fixed or fixed detachable full or partial dentures.  The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved.  The implants themselves are small titanium anchors that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing.  The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. 

Dental implants are changing the way people live!  With dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.  For most patients, the placement and restoration of dental implants is an uncomplicated and relatively easy procedure. 

If, after consulting with Dr Hunting, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, you will be referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon or Periodontist for consultation.  Dr. Hunting feels that implant dentistry is best performed utilizing a team approach and collaborates with highly experienced surgeons to accomplish the planning and placement phases of the implant process.  Following the placement of the implants, and allowing some time to pass, during which the jawbone will connect to the implant or implants on a microscopic level, Dr. Hunting will complete your restoration with beautiful, natural-looking and functional teeth.  Your questions and concerns are important to us.  Our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.