Implants

Dental implants have become the preferred choice for tooth replacement. We work with a team of specialists in order to create restorations that are esthetic, functional and comfortable.

A dental implant feels and looks like your own lost tooth. Here’s how it works. A specialist inserts a metal post beneath your gum. It fuses to bone in your jaw and acts like the root of a tooth. Then Dr Gilbert mounts a replacement tooth on the implant, where it’s most likely to blend in with the way your own teeth look and feel.

Most patients find that an implant is secure and stable – a good replacement for their own tooth. Implants, however are not an option for everyone. Because implants require surgery, patients should be in good health and have healthy gums. Further the patient either must have adequate bone to support the implant, or be a good candidate for surgery to build up the area requiring the implant. Patients also should be committed to very thorough oral hygiene every day, and regular dental visits. If you are considering implants, a full evaluation by your dentist will determine if you would be a good candidate.