Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements which provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions, including:

  • Single tooth replacement: front or back
  • Full upper or lower teeth replacement
  • Full upper or lower support for prosthesis or denture

Titanium Implants

  • The implant or artificial root is a titanium metal root which is placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia by an oral surgeon or periodontist. It is then allowed to integrate with the bone for three to six months. Once the healing process is complete and the implant is sturdy and strong, the patient returns to the dental office where Dr. Richard will construct a custom implant crown to go on top of the implant. The end result is a natural looking, and comfortably functioning tooth. This process generally takes anywhere from three to eight months.