In keeping with Dr. Duarte's drive to stay current with new dental technologies, ensuring her patients get the best possible care, Dr. Duarte offers her patients implant-retained dentures (dental implants.) This advancement has given patients a new lease on life. Not only for the functionality they provide but the aesthetics, allowing life advancements where there has been hardship due to tooth loss or severe dental disfigurement.
I am 54 years old and was referred to Dr Duarte by my retiring periodontist. Upon my complete evaluation, Dr Duarte suggested a system of upper implants along with a permanent denture attached to these implants. Dr Duarte and her staff provided the best of care and always made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I now have a great smile and most importantly have had all of my dental problems resolved. I am very pleased with the final result. I would highly recommend Dr Duarte and her staff for their professional care and expert dental outcomes –Michael
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a safe and more secure alternative to traditional removable dentures, crowns, and bridgework and look great! Just look at some of these patient's before and after shots. Because the restoration is much like natural teeth, right down to having a root, they also look and feel much like the real thing allowing security and comfort not found with removable dentures. Much of your oral care after implants is the same as for real teeth. A titanium anchor or base is inserted into the jaw bone in which a post (root) is then attached. Once healed and adhered to the bone a replacement tooth or teeth are then secured to it. Most patients have little or no discomfort through-out the procedures.
How do I know if I'm a good candidate for implants?
Not unlike a first dental visit, Dr. Duarte will conduct a general health, oral evaluation and exam which includes a discussion of your primary concerns and goals. She then will assess the quality and quantity of your bone and gum tissue to see if you are a good candidate. If all looks well she will start by explaining to you the process and steps involved including healing and potential adverse effects. If all is agreed upon you will be on your way to a beautiful smile and improved life.
How do I get started?
Call us to make an appointment for an examination and implant consultation: (410) 451-4780.