Dental Implants


Renew your smile!

Dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that a doctor surgically places in the jawbone.




A Solution of Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth

Replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants. Each tooth can be permanently replaced, anchored into the jaw just like your other teeth, offering a more natural alternative to a dental bridge or the need for dentures. Dental implants look and function as if they were your own teeth.

Having a healthy strong jawbone and healthy gums makes you a great candidate for dental implants. During the procedure the doctor inserts a metal anchor into the jawbone. The two fuse together to form a permanent bond. Later an artificial tooth or crown is attached, leaving your smile looking 100% natural.

What are Dental Implants

implant_toothA dental implant is a titanium metal replacement for a root of a tooth that is surgically implanted in the jawbone.  As your body heals after the surgery,  the bone around the implant fuses to the implant making a strong bond that is as good as new.  After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures.

With a sense of renewed self-confidence, many people rediscover the excitement of an active lifestyle shared with family and friends and the chance to speak clearly and comfortably with co-workers. For all these reasons, people with dental implants often say they feel better... they look better... they live better.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Whether you are a young, middle-aged or older adult; whether you need to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth, there is a dental implant solution for you. Dental implants are the solution of choice for people of all ages, even those with the following health concerns:

  • Existing Medical Conditions: If you can have routine dental treatment, you can generally have an implant placed. While precautions are advisable for certain conditions, many patients are successful candidates for dental implant treatment.
  • Gum Disease or Problem Teeth: Teeth lost to periodontal disease or decay are good candidates for implant replacement.
  • Currently Wearing Partials or Dentures: Implants can replace removable bridges or dentures, or they can be used to stabilize and secure the denture, making it much more comfortable.
  • Smokers: Although smoking lowers the success rate of implants, it doesn't eliminate the possibility of getting them.
  • Bone Loss: Bone loss is not uncommon for people who have lost teeth or had periodontal disease. Grafting bone to safely and permanently secure the implant is part of the process.
  • Children:  Implant tooth replacement in children is usually deferred until their jaw growth is complete. There are, however, some instances when a dental implant may be appropriate. Dr. Palmer can help guide you in these instances. 

Sedation and Dental Implants

Although placing dental implants is a common and safe practice, it is still major oral surgery.  IV Sedation/General Anesthesia allows you to "sleep" right through the process, so you awake comfortably with your new implant in place. 


  • "I don't worry about dental visits anymore! My boys feel comfortable and happy with Dr. P. He's great with kids with special needs... and great with moms who worry a lot!"
    Elizabeth C
    Mom of two boys with autism
  • The IV sedation provided by Dr. Palmer makes caring for our children's dental needs less stressful for them and for us. Without the professional and understanding support of Dr. Palmer and his staff we are not sure how we would care for our children's dental needs.
    Mr. & Mrs. B - Parents of two Children with Autism

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