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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
  • Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  • Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Improved oral health. Dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
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Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?

In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders -- such as diabetes or heart disease -- or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis. If you are considering implants, talk to your dentist to see if they are right for you.

What Is Involved in Getting a Dental Implant?

The first step in the dental implant process is the development of an individualized treatment plan. The plan addresses your specific needs and is prepared by a team of professionals who are specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. This team approach provides coordinated care based on the implant option that is best for you.

Next, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take from six to 12 weeks.

Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post -- called an abutment -- is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. To make the new tooth or teeth, your dentist makes impressions of your teeth, and creates a model of your bite (which captures all of your teeth, their type, and arrangement). The new tooth or teeth is based on this model. A replacement tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment.

Instead of one or more individual crowns, some patients may have attachments placed on the implant that retain and support a removable denture.

Your dentist also will match the color of the new teeth to your natural teeth. Because the implant is secured within the jawbone, the replacement teeth look, feel, and function just like your own natural teeth.

What can Elegant Dental Lab offer to you?

Elegant Dental Laboratory technicians are trained and certified in prosthetic procedures for a variety of leading systems including Straumann®, Sweden & Matina, Thommen, Zimmer™, Nobel Biocare™, BIOMET 3i™, Astra Tech. and BioHorizons®

We provide implant abutments, implant-retained dentures and prostheses, and restorations over implants at an affordable price to your dental clinic and patients. Our aim entails providing esthetic and functional restorations that are indistinguishable from natural dentition while minimizing chairtime.

Implants fabricated at Elegant Dental include a seven-year warranty on a range of modern and traditional implant services including digitally scanned implant cases, cement or screw retained restorations, plus modern crown and bridge implants.

Implants are an important alternative to removables, and with more patients and insurers seeking solutions to edentulism, Elegant Dental is a source of easily accessible implant fabrication and innovation. Our trained and certified implant technicians look forward to working with your case and providing patients with the best restoration possible.


Our implant package allows for an easy restorative option that never skimps on quality.

Complete Implant Restorations

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FDA 510K

Scanning and designing our custom milled titanium abutments using 3d cad cam software enables perfect positioning and angulation every time.


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Our strong, durable Duranext abutments are milled from grade 5 titanium. They are milled to the precise angle to accommodate the correct path of insertion, tissue height and shape of the emergence profile.

Duranext Implants

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Made in one piece, screw retained implants have many benefits such as ease of insertion, no cementation necessary and easy retievability.

Screw retained implants

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Screw - Retained Implants

Milling a custom healing cap lets you create a proper emergence profile and keeps the screw channel clear for the implant restoration.

Custom healing caps

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Custom Healing Caps

Exactly the same as name brand analogs, our precision cut analogs offer and additional value and lower your implant expenditures.

Elegance analogs

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Digitally created and milled hader bars are an easy way to keep dentures in place and provide an easy method of cleans-ability when needed.

Hader bar

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Hader Bar

Digitally created and milled locator bars keep the denture in place using locator abutments and housings that offer different retention caps to secure the denture in place.

Locator bar

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Locator Bar

Full arch rehabilitation cases that are screwed in to implants permanently offer an long lasting alternative to dentures that may need maintenance over time.

All on cases

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All on 4

Offer your doctors a wider range of esthetic options with Elegant Dental Lab’s anodized bars and abutments.

Anodizing Services

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Anodized Services

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