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. Dr. Ruyak uses the latest implant technology so you can smile again with confidence. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Ruyak along with a specialist we have partnered with evaluate the existing teeth and bone before recommending implants. Implants are placed in the space of missing or lost teeth. Typically the implant is placed and approximately 3 months later the final restoration is done, this is usually a crown or in some cases fixed bridges, or a denture that is locked into the implant preventing movement upon biting.
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 implant site.
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.