Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement.
What makes them feel completely comfortable and secure? Over time, a dental implant forms a strong and durable anchor for your new tooth, meaning there’s no slippage or other movement (which can sometimes happen with dentures). There are also no problems eating with dental implants, no need to repair them regularly, and no more worrying about smiling freely and openly.
Dental implants boast a 95% success rate according to recent studies conducted by the American Association or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Harden is one of a growing number of general dentists who is trained in the surgical phase of implant placement. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and has completed the Engel Institute continuum which incorporates implant surgery into the general dental practice.