Dr. Hafernik now performs the actual implant surgery here in our office. After careful study of your overall health, required x-rays and other evaluations, we can schedule you for this procedure. No longer is there any reason for seeing a dental specialist and, as can sometimes be the case, this can lower expense for you as well.
Implants are a great alternative for replacing a missing tooth, missing teeth or help anchor dentures securely. Implantology has been in dentistry for decades and has become over that time predictable and successful. There are now hundreds of thousands of implants placed each year world wide with tremendous long-term success.
Just like your real teeth, implants require very careful cleaning each and every day. Regular dental hygiene appointments are just as important (if not more so). It is true that implants can't decay, but they are susceptible to periodontal problems just like real teeth. Other very important factors are the correct placement of your implant in secure bone and a very correct bite to minimize stresses - these decisions are made by the doctor directing your care.
There are implants that have been successfully used for over 30 years. Now, with a better understanding of fundamentals and studies performed, we expect implants to be 95%+ successful for 30 years and most likely a lifetime
Implants are a very exciting part of today's dentistry. If there is an opportunity for us to share any information or provide a FREE consultation for possible implant placement, please do not hesitate to call.