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A dental implant can be seen as an artificial tooth root that is placed in your jawbone, which is then used to become a base structure for one or more artificial teeth, also known as implant crowns.  An abutment connects the implant that is fused into the bone to the implant crown. Dental implants are made from medical-grade titanium which is durable and allows for the fusion of the implant and the bone. There are many benefits to what dental implants offer, hence why they have become the preferred method for tooth replacement across the globe.


For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures.  First, the implants are placed within your jawbone.  For the first six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gum gradually integrating with the jawbone.  No changes in your everyday life will be necessary.

After the implant has osseointegrated within the jawbone, the second phase begins.  Dr. Lanza will uncover the implants and attach small posts, which will act as anchors for the artificial teeth.  These posts protrude through the gums.  When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen.  The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months.  Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth, which look, feel, and function like natural teeth.  The patient who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life.  When you lose several teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

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