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Implants

250px-Straumann implant sinus-liftDental implants are basically a permanent root replacement.  Usually the procedure is a collaborative work between the dentist and an Oral and maxillofacial surgeon.  The surgeon places the implant, and the general dentist places the crown onto the implant once it has healed.  The tooth is then a stand alone tooth with no interference to any other structure.  Implants are also used sometimes  to help support a partial denture or complete denture to give more stability and biting force. Dr. Platt places some implants in the office. In those cases he will surgically place the implant as well as make the permanent crown, thus elminating the trip to the oral surgeon.