Implant dentistry is the most predictable, long term solution for tooth loss. Dental implants are artificial titanium tooth roots that are placed painlessly into the bone of the jaw. The implants are then screwed to an abutment that replicates the lost tooth. On the abutment, we place ceramic crowns that replace the natural teeth.
In the past, dental bridges and dentures were a patient’s only option. In the last 20 years implants have given us the opportunity to improve a patients lifestyle with great satisfaction. Implant placement is sometimes done at the time of tooth extraction and is referred to as an immediate implant. In other instances it is necessary to extract, place artificial bone in the area, and complete the process in steps.
Dr. Valle is well versed in the placement and restoration of implants and recommends them when appropriate. Individuals who are not satisfied with dentures now have the option to replace their missing teeth with natural and highly implant restorations.