Dental implants are the modern treatment of choice for patients with missing teeth, as they allow the long-term placement of artificial teeth with anchors below the gum line. The dental implant itself is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone, then covered while the natural healing process integrates the implant with the existing bone material. Once the implant is rooted firmly enough to serve as an anchor point, an attractive crown or dental bridge is attached to the implant to complete the restoration. The end result of dental implant placement is a strong, secure restoration that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Once dental implants are placed, proper maintenance of the restoration typically requires only that patients brush and floss regularly as they would their natural teeth, along with maintaining regular dental appointments for general cleanings and checkups. While Dr. Mohr does not place dental implants himself, we perform full restoration of dental implants. Because dental implants require surgery, we typically recommend them only for candidates with healthy gums and sufficient bone to support the implant. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out whether you are a candidate for dental implants.