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We both place and restore dental implants everyday in our our office. Drs. Hollar and Schwenn have completed extensive implant training at the Misch Dental Implant Institute. We wish to congratulate both Zimmer and Biomet for their success in dental implant products, and we are proud to offer placement and restorations of each!
Zimmer Dental-manufacturer of advanced dental implants
BIOMET 3i-innovator of biologically driven implants
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that were first developed half a century ago by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark. Implants arose from the patient’s need to secure loose-fitting dentures. Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant’s usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth.
The root implant—by far, the most popular—is the most effective because it mirrors the size and shape of a patient’s natural tooth. This implant is often as strong as the patient’s original tooth. The implant or artificial root is placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia, then allowed to heal and integrate with the bone. Once the healing process is completed and the jawbone is attached to the implant, the patient returns to the dental office where the implant is fitted with the new tooth. This process generally takes anywhere from three to eight months.