Dental implants are defined as artificial tooth roots used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth, helping to prevent jaw bone loss and restore chewing function. An implant supported crown is an ideal replacement for a missing tooth. After an implant is placed by a surgeon, our doctors attach a metal abutment or post to the dental implant. A scan is taken and the crown is constructed on our Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC). The implant supported crown is as strong and durable as a natural tooth.
By replacing missing tooth roots, dental implants provide patients with long-term strength and dental stability. Additionally, dental implants stimulate and maintain the jawbone, preventing bone loss and helping to maintain facial features.
Implant Supported Dentures
An implant supported denture is a denture that is secured into place through an attachment to dental implants. By comparison, a regular denture simply rests on the gums and fits less securely in the mouth because it must depend on natural suction or denture adhesives.
Our doctors and their educated teams afford patients the stability of implant supported dentures once their implants have been placed by an oral surgeon. Because the implant supported denture fits firmly into place, these dentures bring a sense of normalcy back to a patient’s life by restoring natural chewing ability.
This practice provides a positive, supportive dental experience. The team does a thorough review, offers options, but does not push procedures or treatments. There is a watchful, "wait and see" approach, an emphasis on tracking teeth in order to treat when necessary, not to make money. Dr. Summer's care is compassionate and patient-centered. Highly recommend this practice.Elisabeth BallReturning Patient
I haven’t been to the dentist in a very long time and needed a lot of work. They made me feel so comfortable. I’d recommend them to anyone!Deena MorganNew Patient
I came here as a new patient and was very impressed. Beautiful, clean office with some of the latest technology. I got to watch ESPN on YouTube TV between my x rays and cleaning. They explained everything and were very open and honest with my treatment plan. I even got a gift bag for being a new patient. Definitely go here.Cameron WilsonNew Patient
I’ve always been pleased with Dr. Summers and his staff in my 5+ years going there, but today, they went above and beyond when they worked my daughter into their full day to repair her more than chipped front tooth. My daughter is not even a regular patient there as she normally sees a pediatric dentist, but I felt that Dr. Summers and his staff were better equipped to repair her tooth, and we needed it done today or tomorrow. I was not disappointed. You can hardly tell that she had any work done, which was a huge concern of mine.JL WoodReturning Patient
I am deathly afraid of the dentist; from the sounds to the worrying about what cavity I have next, it’s just overall stressful for me! This has been the BEST dental experience I have ever had. The hygienist was amazing and the dentist was top tier. Everyone was kind, gentle, and welcoming.B. D.New Patient