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Dental Implants

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that were first developed half a century ago by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark. Implants arose from the patient’s need to secure loose-fitting dentures. Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant’s usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth.

If you have missing teeth, you shouldn’t be embarrassed about your smile. We offer a wide range of options for you to correct your smile.

Today, implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including:

  • Single Dental Implants
  • Full Dental Implants 
  • Anterior Replacement
  • Posterior Replacement
  • Full Upper Replacement
  • Anchoring Loose Dentures

Regain Confidence with Dental Implants from Roger’s Family Dental

Dental implant head and bridge

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Implants are root-shaped titanium cylinders which mirror the size and shape of a patient’s natural tooth root while often being as strong or stronger than the original tooth.

Titanium, which is also used in other common medical procedures such as joint replacement, is remarkable because it can join with the bone in the jaw, forming a permanent bond.  The implant or artificial root is placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia, then allowed to heal and integrate with the bone.

Once the healing process is completed and the jawbone is attached to the implant, the patient returns to the dental office where the implant is fitted with the new tooth. This process takes anywhere from three to six months.

These types of implants are also used to secure a loose denture. Often the use of only two implants can transform a loose and uncomfortable denture into a securely-fitting and stable denture with excellent long-term results!

Dentist Explaining Teeth Model To Female Patient

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

  • Loose-fitting dentures
  • Missing teeth
  • Metal or plastic denture parts that affect chewing
  • Failing teeth

Implants can stabilize or completely replace partials or loose dentures to give you back a stable bite and bright smile. Plus, you never have to worry about removing them. If your failing teeth are causing you to consider a denture, but you dread the idea of something removable, dental implants may be the right fit for you.

Implants are also a great choice to replace missing teeth – especially if you’re worried about cavities or gum disease. Implants do not get cavities, never need root canals, and are the only fix expected to last the life of the patient.

Whether you need a single dental implant to replace a missing tooth or a full set of dental implants, Rogers Family Dentistry is here to help. Often we can go from failing teeth to secure implant-supported teeth in just one day!

rogers family dental exam room

Post-Implant Care

Although proper oral hygiene is always recommended for maintaining good dental health, it is especially important when a patient has received a dental implant. Bacteria can attack sensitive areas in the mouth when teeth and gums are not properly cleaned, thus causing gums to swell and jaw bones to gradually recede. Recession of the jawbone will weaken implants and eventually make it necessary for the implant to be removed.

Patients are advised to visit their dentists at least twice a year to ensure the health of their teeth and implants. Dental implants can last for decades when given proper care.

Why Choose Rogers Family Dental

Dr. Jon Rogers has had special training in implant dentistry including completing the Basic and Master’s level Biomet 3i/Zimmer Implant Surgical/Restorative Synergy Training Program and being invited to attend the Astra World Congress in Sweden in 2012.

He regularly attends ongoing local and regional continuing education study clubs and is in the process of completing the Spear Education Workshops. He has been a distinguished lecturer for several implant companies, teaching other dentists how to choose and restore dental implants. He also runs a weekly dental podcast to educate other dentists.

Dr. Rogers has also received several prestigious awards:

  • National Institutes of Health Grant for Student Research
  • Pfizer Research Award for Excellence in Periodontal Research
  • Outstanding Student in Implant Dentistry Award given by the Academy of Osseointegration

I am so very grateful that I was lead to these wonderful people! I have only had bad experiences with other Dentists in the past and now I can look forward to actually going to the Dentist office! EVERYONE is ALWAYS pleasant and helpful and makes you feel as comfortable as possible. Dr. Jon is a Blessing to our community in many ways! He is most certainly an excellent Dentist and also a caring, honest, religious man with a big heart. The entire staff is friendly and makes you feel at ease as soon as you walk through the door, not to mention the beautiful big windows where you are able to watch birds, rabbits…and makes you relax more in the dentist chair. If you want the BEST dental care and the BEST atmosphere, this is the place for you!

Christina L.

Nothing but good things to say and I really, really dislike going to the dentist, doctor etc. Good and professional staff, good dentist and overall good and honest people to do business with.

Judie R.