From the personal scent that has been customized and made exclusively for our office to the ﬁrst one-on-one meet and greets session with our doctors, patients will be welcomed to our state-of-the-art facility with open arms and open minds. We will try our best to make them feel at ease and get to know them on a much more personal level and ﬁnd out what’s unique about them and their personal dental needs, wishes, or fears.
We will guide and walk them through the best possible treatment options and oﬀer them support by providing photographic images and extensive records which will help them in their decision-making process. All of our patients will be treated like family as we pride ourselves in being a relationship-based office, and they will never be treated like just another number that we log into our digital record-keeping system.
Bone Loss Ages Your Face
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Crowns, bridges, and dentures address the short-term cosmetic problem of missing teeth but do nothing to stop bone loss. Crown & bridge dentistry requires grinding down healthy teeth leaving them at much greater risk for cavities and tooth failure. Bridges do not stop bone loss. Dentures become uncomfortable and unstable over time as the jawbone shrinks causing eating and speech problems.
With dental implants, healthy teeth are not compromised. Dental implants, like natural teeth, stimulate the jaw and stop bone loss. Leading dental organizations recognize dental implants as the standard of care for tooth replacement.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They bond with healthy bone and provide permanent support for dental crowns. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
Untreated Missing Tooth
- Unattractive smile
- Loss of chewing ability
- Accelerated bone loss
Traditional Crown & Bridge
- Grinds down healthy teeth
- Bone loss continues
- Greater risk for cavities and tooth failure
Dental Implant With A Crown
- Full chewing ability
- Preserve healthy teeth
- Prevent bone loss
- Can be done in one day
Advancements In Implant Dentistry
BioHorizons uses science and innovation to create unique dental implant products with proven esthetic results. Our implants are lightweight, durable, biocompatible and made from titanium, the most widely used material in implant dentistry. Our dental implants carry a lifetime warranty and are clinically-proven by some of the most thorough and in-depth research in the industry.
The Laser-Lok® Advantage
BioHorizons implants are treated with our proprietary Laser-Lok technology. This helps your smile remain beautiful over time. Ask your dentist for more information about restoring and maintaining your natural smile with individual dental implants from BioHorizons.
Single Tooth Replacement
A missing tooth can be replaced by a dental implant without altering the healthy adjacent teeth. Once the implant is placed, a post (or abutment) is attached providing support for your final crown.
Multiple Teeth Replacement
If you are missing more than one tooth, dental implants may be your best treatment option. Multiple implants are placed with individual crowns or a multiple unit bridge to rejuvenate your smile.
Fixed Implant Supported Bridge
If all your upper or lower teeth are missing, a custom-made bridge may be permanently secured using implants. The number of implants will vary for each patient. Your new teeth are firmly supported by the implants, stimulating the jaw and halting bone loss. Your dentist can remove the bridge when needed for maintenance and cleaning.
What To Expect
Your dentist will take x-rays and create a model of your existing teeth to determine the optimal implant position. Occasionally, a bone or gum tissue graft will be necessary to create adequate space for the implants.
Dental implants are placed into the bone in a relatively painfree procedure. The bone and gums will be given time to heal before an abutment and crown are attached. In most cases, you can receive some type of temporary teeth the same day the implant is placed.
Your final crown will be placed once the implant has bonded, restoring your natural smile.
Are You A Candidate
Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Adolescents may be eligible once their facial structure has matured. Certain uncontrolled medical conditions may decrease implant treatment effectiveness, so first discuss your full medical history with your dental implant specialist. Patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can determine the best treatment plan. Please ask your dentist to explain the benefits and risks to see if dental implants are right for you.
Implant & Insurance
The value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options. Insurance policies vary but most cover a portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options are often available with competitive interest rates, and payments can be tailored to your budget. Contact your dentist or dental implant specialist for more information about BioHorizons implants.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement. They are bonded with the bone to provide permanent support for crowns and dentures.
Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.
A dentist will be able to place dental implants in most adults. Adolescents may be eligible once their face structure has matured. Please ask your dental implant specialist to explain the benefits and risks to see if dental implants are right for you.
No. Installing dental implants requires that the patient is under local anesthesia. Most treatments won’t require additional settings other than your clinician’s office.
You may return to work the next day unless otherwise instructed by your clinician. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any minor discomfort you may have.
An experienced dentist might place them in as little as 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the location and the number of implants placed.
A graft may be required if your clinician determines there is not sufficient bone or gum tissue.
Treatment time varies by patient. Typically, you will have some type of temporary teeth until your implants bond to the bone. Your clinician can provide a time estimate based on your treatment needs.
Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are also crucial for long-term health and success.
Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
BioHorizons dental implants have an extremely high average success rate (99.2%)
Dental implants are low maintenance and provide stability and confidence in your smile. Therefore, the long-term value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options.
Insurance policies vary, but most cover a portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options are often available with competitive interest rates and payments that fit your budget much better.