Implants & Bone Grafting

Attractive, healthy teeth play an important role in our general health and wellbeing. When you are confident in your teeth, you can smile, laugh, and eat with ease. Baker & Graham Family Dentistry offers dental implant and bone grafting treatments for patients seeking to transform their smiles for the better.

Why You Shouldn’t
Ignore Missing

Your teeth do not stand alone; they are part of a complex, integrated system. Each tooth plays a critical role in your oral health. The team at Baker & Graham can help you restore your smile and your life. By replacing missing teeth, you can stop the painful process of gradual bone resorption and prevent further tooth loss. With the right care and expertise, you can have strong, beautiful teeth that look and feel natural.

The Solution Right
For You

Your dentist at Baker & Graham will use a bridge to replace any tooth that is missing or beyond repair. This bridge is individually made to match the shade and contour of your natural teeth, so practically no one can tell the difference. There are two ways your dentist can achieve this look with a bridge:

1. Bridge on natural teeth consist of high-strength dental ceramic. Built with natural-looking replacement teeth, these bridges are anchored to the adjacent teeth. To secure the bridge, the adjacent teeth are reduced in size. This method requires certain oral conditions, and it does not prevent further bone loss.

2. Bridge on implants use modern technology: a durable bridge with natural-looking replacement teeth is securely positioned onto dental implants. Healthy, adjacent teeth are left untouched. Dental implants are strong, biocompatible fixtures made of titanium, and they function just like natural roots.

Damaged or Missing
Single Teeth

Ceramic crowns restore any teeth that are destroyed or damaged. They are individually made to match the shade and contour of your natural teeth.

1. Restoring a damaged tooth: crown on a natural tooth. Here, the tooth is ground down far enough so that a new crown can be placed on the remaining healthy and natural tooth structure. This provides a strong, natural foundation for the new crown.

Replacing a missing tooth: crown on implant. If you are missing one tooth, including the root, the dental crown will be attached to a dental implant. The implant serves as a foundation for your dental crown. This method does not affect your adjacent healthy teeth.

Dental Implants

For over 40 years, dental professionals have accepted dental implants as a successful and trusted method of tooth replacement. Implants act like your natural tooth roots, and you will not feel the difference. Your body accepts dental implants because they are made of biocompatible materials; with proper care and good oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime. Further, implants are minimally invasive and do not affect your adjacent healthy teeth. Unlike conventional bridges, dental implants do not require your dentist to grind down adjacent teeth. They maintain your natural bone structure and minimize further bone loss through bone stimulation–one of the most important advantages of this treatment. Finally, implants provide you with stability and comfort and do not require any adjustment after placement.