About Dental Implants
Dr.'s Hamrick, Owings and Voelkert are dentists who have received specialized training in the treatment and management of dental implant cases.
Collectively, they have placed thousands of dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts placed in the jawbone that are used to help replace single or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are a highly successful and predictable way to replace missing teeth.
A dental implant is an ideal option for those who have missing teeth. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that serve as an anchor for a replacement tooth or teeth. The benefit of dental implants is that the replacement crown, bridge, or denture does not rely on other teeth for support while maintaining bone height and width. The standard of care in most situations requires consideration of a dental implant for missing tooth replacement.
Dental implants are a highly successful way to replace missing teeth because they allow you to return to the normal function, esthetics, and comfort that you had with your natural teeth. In addition, the implants never decay and are more resilient to infection in the gums because the implants are actually fused to your bone in a process called osseointegration.
Replacing teeth with dental implants typically is the most esthetic way to replace teeth because it mimics natural teeth emerging from the gum. When replacing a single tooth, placement of a dental implant prevents the removal of tooth structure of adjacent teeth for a "bridge."