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What are Implants?

Dental Implants have been used successfully for many years. The implant itself is a post that is surgically placed in the jaw. A prosthesis (artificial tooth or teeth) is then attached to the post. Dental implants involve cooperation between a periodontist and your restorative dentist. The surgical phase of treatment is completed at our office, and the restorative phase is completed at your dentist's office.

What are Dental Implants Used For?

There are two basic uses for Dental Implants:
As an artificial root for a
Single Tooth Replacement
As anchors for a fixed or removable prosthesis to
Replace Multiple Teeth

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

With the exception of your natural teeth, nothing looks more natural than an implant. One important benefit of implants is that they slow the shrinking of bone and gum tissue from the area of the missing tooth, thus preventing premature aging.

  • Of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64, approximately 49% are missing at least one tooth.
  • Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement system ever devised.
  • More than nine out of ten implants last longer than 15 years.
  • Dental implants never develop decay.
  • Dental implants never require root canals.
  • Dental implants preserve the jawbone, which can prevent prevent the appearance of premature aging.
  • No one can be disqualified for implant treatment solely because of their age -- some patients receive implant treatment when they are in their nineties!

How are Dental Implants placed?

The gum is gently folded back and a space is prepared for the implant to be placed.
The dental implant "anchor" is put into place
The gum tissue is replaced over the implant and the implant is left alone for several months so the bone can attach to the implant and create a secure anchor.
After the implant has had a chance to attach to the bone tissue, the excess gum tissue is removed from above the implant.
The temporary cap is removed from the anchor and a post is attached to the anchor.
The implant is now ready for a prosthesis. Your restorative dentist will add the prosthesis.

Considering a Dental Implant?

If you are considering a dental implant, Contact Us for an evaluation appointment.Dr. Boretsky will perform an evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant. If you are a good candidate for an implant,Dr. Boretsky will provide you with further information to help you decide.

Single-Tooth Implant



Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth. Quite simply, the implant is placed and a single tooth prosthesis (an artificial tooth) is attached to the post.

Dr. Boretsky will perform the implant procedure and your restorative dentist will add the prosthesis.

A single tooth implant is the most natural looking way to replace a missing tooth.


Replacing Multiple Teeth

Approximately 42% of Americans over the age of 65 are missing all of their natural teeth.Dental implants preserve the jawbone, which can prevent premature aging.Dental implants can provide great stability for a lower denture, thereby enhancing chewing ability and helping patients avoid embarrassment.In many cases, dental implants can completely eliminate the need for dentures.
Replacing multiple teeth using dental implants


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