Dental implants have revolutionized restorative dentistry. They deliver a completely lifelike look and feel, along with the potential to last a lifetime. At NTFOS, our oral surgeons perform the surgery to place the implant posts in the jawbone and work closely with your general dentist to recreate your smile with natural-looking, long-lasting replacement teeth.

What is a dental implant?

Dental implant technology has made replacing teeth and restoring your smile easier than ever – whether it’s a single tooth or multiple teeth. When a dentist determines that a dental implant is your best option to replace missing teeth, he or she will insert a small titanium post  in the socket of a missing tooth. Due to the unique properties of titanium, your bone tissue forms a strong bond with the post and accepts it as a substitute tooth root. Finally, your dentist will position one or more replacement teeth placed atop the post, giving you a strong, stable, and secure tooth in it’s place. Crowns and dentures, often referred to as All-on-Four dental implants are additional options for tooth replacement. If you would like to learn more, read an eBooklet about Dental Implants.

Review from a dental implants patient

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Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants provide a lasting solution to restore an incomplete smile and eliminate the problems caused by an ill-fitting denture. With dental implants, there is no damage to existing teeth, as there is when placing old-fashioned crown and bridgework. (More) Dental implants stop the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing and deliver all of the benefits of your own teeth in the way they look, feel, and function. You’ll experience a return of full chewing capacity, and you won’t need to use denture paste to keep your teeth in place.

Other benefits of dental implants include:

  • You can eat what you want and fully taste your food
  • Existing teeth stay in place
  • There’s no damage to existing teeth, as there is when placing old-fashioned crown and bridgework
  • Depending on the type of prosthetic you choose, you may not have to remove your teeth to clean them
  • Restoration of clear speech
  • No fear of slippage
  • Renewed confidence
  • A more youthful appearance because facial skin and muscles regain support
  • Dental implants preserve bone tissue and structure
  • Dental implants have long term success
  • Dental implants are more cost effective


Ideal dental implant candidates have good oral and overall health with no chronic, uncontrolled medical conditions. The surgeon will assess your medical history and current health state to determine the ideal solution to address your unique needs.

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Helpful Articles

NTFOS has provided the following articles to help boost consumer education and awareness about dental implants. For many, placing dental implants is major decision and investment. These resources will help our patients make informed and confident decisions about dental implants.

Please check back for additional articles.

marketing myths about dental implantsMarketing Myths about Dental Implants

This article addresses some of the common myths and misconceptions about dental implants including: implant “super” centers, “bargain” implant treatments and mini dental implants. View the article (PDF)

Choosing a Specialist for Surgical ProceduresWhy should you choose a surgical specialist for surgical procedures?

This article describes the extensive training and experience of ADA recognized surgical specialists. Many non-surgical dentists place dental implants but lack the training of surgical specialists. View the article (PDF)

osteoporosis influence the marginal peri-implantDoes osteoporosis influence the marginal peri-implant bone level in female patients?

This article discusses how osteoporosis affects the placement of dental implants in female patients.
View the article (PDF)