Replacing missing or damaged teeth is important to your general and oral health. If you have missing teeth due to aging, injury, disease or decay, dental implants may be a wonderful solution. Thanks to the advancements in dentistry techniques and technology, virtually anyone can be a candidate for dental implants.
An implant is an artificial root that replaces the root of a missing tooth. The implant integrates with your existing bone and acts as an anchor, allowing the restoration to look and function naturally.
Dental implants can be restored with crowns to look natural, produce a beautiful smile and allow you to speak and eat normally. They are especially practical for people with poor fitting dentures.
Factors that may limit the effectiveness of dental implants include poor general health, inadequate bone structure, diseased gums, chronic health problems such as systemic diseases and unhealthy habits such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Implant location can also impact success.
The key to success and longevity in any implant procedure is the dentist’s training and experience. If you are practicing good oral hygiene and keeping your regular appointments for cleanings and exams, force and stress become the #1 reason for implant failure. Therefore, distributing the force properly on your bite is crucial. Dr. Barton’s 30+ years of experience combined with advanced neuromuscular physiologic training are important factors in his ability to produce optimal results restoring dental implants.