Dental Implants

A dental implant is a tooth that feels and functions like a natural tooth. It is used where there are one or more missing teeth. It is usually composed of a titanium metal screw and ceramic crown. Not only does a dental implant fill unsightly gaps in a smile, but they also play an important role in deterring bone loss.

To devise the best treatment plan for you, we will first review your medical and dental history and conduct a thorough examination, to include radiographs (x-rays). The first step of treatment of treatment is the surgical placement of the implant post, which is generally performed by an oral surgeon or a periodontist. The next step involves the fabrication of the implant crown, which is made by Dr Busby, to match your other teeth in shape and color.

Implants blend in seamlessly and are very secure; providing a highly desirable option for many patients. Dental implants are often a better option for missing teeth than either bridges or dentures. If you face the loss of one or more of your teeth please schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for dental implants.