Dr. John Olesen
Dr. Maria Furlong


Missing teeth can be replaced a few different ways, dental implants are one alternative to bridges, partials or complete dentures.

Dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth because they most closely mimic natural teeth.

Dental implants from Straumann implants are small screw like devices made from either Titanium or titanium zirconium. They are surgically placed in the jaw bone and once healed provide the anchor for which the visible crown is placed in top.

 We are proud to offer dental implants from Straumann one of the world leaders in dental implant technology. Straumann SLActive advanced surface design allows faster integration with bone, reducing healing time and increasing the predictability of the implant treatment.

The first step is an evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. This involves an examination, models and a 3D digital x-ray (link to 3D x-ray service page) to determine bone depth and width.

After determining that you are a good candidate for dental implants, your dentist will place the implant and allow approximately 6 weeks for the implant to heal in the jaw bone. After confirming proper healing has been attained an artificial crown or bridge will be prepared and cemented to the implant(s).