Dental Implants are a wonderful way to replace missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth, support a bridge, support a denture, or support a partial denture. Dental implants provide a strong metal substructure for replacement teeth that have the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Even for people who have been missing teeth for many years, dental implants restore their ability to eat properly, provide support for the face, and allow the return of natural function. A dental implant is a post made of titanium that is inserted into the jaw where teeth have been lost. Your bone will bond to the titanium, forming a solid foundation for your new teeth.


In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the loss of bone that occurs when teeth have been missing for any period of time. If you feel that dental implantscould be an option for you, please call to schedule an appointment for examination and x-rays. During this visit, Dr. Apsey will provide you with a plan of treatment that takes into consideration your questions, concerns and particular needs.

Dear Dr. apsey and Staff, I just wanted to say a hearty thanks to all of you for being so nice and for having given me a smile I now can be proud of. Dr. Apsey, you do the best work and your staff is nothing short of great!
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Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are titanium posts that act very similarly to tooth roots. They are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Sometimes immediately, but usually after 4-5 months of healing, small posts called abutments are attached to the dental implant. These abutments come up through the gum and are the support for the crown or bridge that is planned for you.

For the first 4-5 months, your dental implants are healing into place. The bone is attaching to the dental implants and forming a strong bond. You will have some form of temporary teeth or removable appliance to eat with while you wait for the healing to take place. In the next phase of treatment, your implants are uncovered, and a healing cap is placed to form the gum tissue around the implant. This will take approximately one additional month. A new temporary bridge or crown will be made which now connects directly to your new implant.

Dr. Apsey will then start making your new teeth. He will make an impression of your abutments. The teeth replacements are then made over the abutments. The entire process spans six to eight months. Most patients can carry on a normal life during this process.