Dental Implants

Our Dental Implant Process

No two dental implant treatments are alike. Dental implant treatment for our patients is individually designed beginning with a referral to a surgical specialist, either an oral surgeon or a periodontist, for evaluation and implant placement. Communication and case planning between Dr. Gordon, the surgical office and the dental laboratory that will fabricate the prescribed restorative treatment is accomplished prior to treatment. Our patients are able to receive desired results with this approach.

Dental Implants for Replacement Teeth

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost a tooth or teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.

Evaluation for Dental Implants

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Gordon or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. Temporary dentures / or a dental appliance maybe constructed if several teeth are being replaced.A softer diet may be indicated for the first few weeks after placement. At the same time, Dr. Gordon designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Gordon can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then abutments or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the abutments or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.


Mark J. Gordon, DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on 2 Dental Implants reviews.

Patient Review from Deb R

They did a grateful job of creating my new tooth

- Deb R

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Patient Review from Joan L

I highly recommend Dr. Gordon. He has done excellent dental implants for me as well helping me to maintain good dental health. He is kind, thorough, professional. and just a great dentist.

- Joan L

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