Now offering implant consultations at no charge
Dr. Peter has completed the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s Implant MaxiCourse – the longest running and most extensive/comprehensive dental implant training program. Dr. Peter has also dedicated himself to continuing his education and has been awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry for his efforts. The last two years in a row he has also been named one of Northern Kentucky’s Top Dentists.
If you are missing one or more teeth and looking for endurance and stability, dental implants are the way to go. They may take slightly longer to complete than bridges or dentures, but they are the best choice for lifelong replacement.
Studies have shown that 95% of implants remain intact after ten years, whereas only 89% of bridges are holding in that same amount of time. Part of that longevity is due to the titanium steel posts and ceramic-like crowns they are made from. The titanium posts are surgically embedded into your jaw for a secure anchor. The ceramic crowns are then affixed to the posts for strong secure life-like tooth.
They don’t rely on the surrounding teeth for support, like bridges and dentures do, and they also help protect your neighboring teeth by providing a solid foundation. Since they are implanted right into your jaw, they give your bone something to grow on to, reducing your chance of bone loss. Without a root (or titanium post) in the jaw for bone to grow onto, bone loss will occur…which will eventually lead to more tooth loss, and more bone loss – a vicous cycling leaving you with an empty mouth.
If damage occurs to the ceramic tooth, it can be restored or replaced without removal of the steel post. If cared for properly, they can last as long as you do. Longevity matters when you’re talking teeth.
At Peter Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we have several options to make implants more affordable, including monthly payments as well as our membership program.