If you are missing one or more teeth and wish to eat your favorite foods,
increase your chewing ability, and improve your appearance, speech, and
self-esteem, then you are a
candidate for dental implants.
James Center Dental Excellence
thoroughly examines patients' existing teeth and bones, upper and lower jaws and
gum tissues before recommending implants. Implants replace the roots of lost
teeth and are inserted under the gums. After 3-6 months, the bones grow around
and adapt to implants as if they were natural roots. Once the implants are
firmly in place and the surrounding gum tissue is strong, they are ready to
support a crown or restored tooth. When the process is completed, the "new"
teeth are often hard to tell apart from a patient's original teeth.
Dental implant patients experience the benefits of new and permanent teeth,
as well as a renewed confidence and improved quality of life. To learn
more about the benefits dental implants, call our office at
If the implant site does not have enough bone volume to support the
appropriate sized implant, you will need a bone graft. Bone loss can be the
result from periodontal disease, injuries, cysts, infections or an extracted
tooth. Normally, it can be determined if you will need a bone graft from your
x-ray prior to surgery, but in some cases it is not discovered until opening the
Bone grafts are very safe and effective in the dental implant restoration.
Once it is placed, it will help replace missing bone, stimulate bone formation
and increase bone volume.