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DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are metal posts which provide replacement for missing teeth. The fixtures are fabricated from Titanium and are surgically placed into the jawbone. An implant replaces the root portion of the tooth. They provide anchorage for crowns, bridges or removable prostheses.

Dr. Turunen will evaluate the site or sites where the teeth are missing to determine if there is enough bone to support dental implants. Often, in situations where the volume of bone is inadequate, procedures can be performed to augment the bone prior to implant placement. Dr. Turunen will discuss this with you if necessary.

Implants are used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth. They are also used to retain dentures. Dental implants provide the same chewing ability as natural teeth. They provide superior function to removable teeth (i.e.: partial or complete dentures).

Dr. Turunen will perform the surgical placement of the implant into the jawbone and any necessary pre-implant bone augmentation. After the implant has adequately healed within the bone and is determined to be stable, your dentist will perform the necessary restoration. This may be the placement of a single crown, multiple crowns, bridges or the fabrication of a denture.

Once the implants have been placed and restored they require the same home care as natural teeth; i.e.: daily brushing and flossing. Like natural teeth they also require regular professional care such as periodic cleanings, exams and radiographs. It is important to see your dentist for this. Also, like natural teeth, they have a much better long term prognosis if one refrains from smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco.

       

 

 

For more information on any of the above procedures please click below:

American Academy of Periodontology

 

American Dental Association

 

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are metal posts which provide replacement for missing teeth. The fixtures are fabricated from Titanium and are surgically placed into the jawbone. An implant replaces the root portion of the tooth. They provide anchorage for crowns, bridges or removable prostheses.

Dr. Turunen will evaluate the site or sites where the teeth are missing to determine if there is enough bone to support dental implants. Often, in situations where the volume of bone is inadequate, procedures can be performed to augment the bone prior to implant placement. Dr. Turunen will discuss this with you if necessary.

Implants are used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth. They are also used to retain dentures. Dental implants provide the same chewing ability as natural teeth. They provide superior function to removable teeth (i.e.: partial or complete dentures).

Dr. Turunen will perform the surgical placement of the implant into the jawbone and any necessary pre-implant bone augmentation. After the implant has adequately healed within the bone and is determined to be stable, your dentist will perform the necessary restoration. This may be the placement of a single crown, multiple crowns, bridges or the fabrication of a denture.

Once the implants have been placed and restored they require the same home care as natural teeth; i.e.: daily brushing and flossing. Like natural teeth they also require regular professional care such as periodic cleanings, exams and radiographs. It is important to see your dentist for this. Also, like natural teeth, they have a much better long term prognosis if one refrains from smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco.

       

 

 

For more information on any of the above procedures please click below:

American Academy of Periodontology

 

American Dental Association