If you are missing teeth, dental implants can replace your tooth roots and provide a stable anchor for crowns, bridges, or dentures. These small titanium posts are surgically implanted in the jaw, becoming permanently fused to the bone. Dr. Eric Hogan places implants here in the office using advanced imaging technology and surgical techniques. He is the only American Academy of Implant Dentistry Fellow in Eastern Montana, and is uniquely qualified to help you rebuild your smile using this advanced solution.
Dental implants are small threaded titanium posts designed to replace lost tooth roots and support dental restorations. A complete restoration using dental implants involves three components. Dr. Eric Hogan will surgically insert one or more implants in your jaw bone. In addition to traditional implants, we also offer mini dental implants. Mini dental implants have a smaller diameter, and they can be a great option if you have experienced some degree of bone atrophy. Next, an abutment is connected to the top of the dental implant and serves as an anchor for the crown, bridge, or denture. Your custom crown, bridge, or denture will connect to the abutment, where it will function like a natural tooth.
Before your implant surgery, Dr. Eric Hogan will examine the health and density of your jaw bone. He is the only dentist in the region to use 3-D cone beam computed tomography (CT) scans. This advanced imaging technology allows him to determine the best position for your dental implants. He routinely performs implant surgery with a focus on the highest standards of infection protocol.
Dental implants offer a wealth of benefits. Implants prevent dentures from shifting out of place while speaking and eating, allowing you to enunciate clearly, and to continue enjoying all the crisp, chewy, and crunchy foods you love. Perhaps most importantly, dental implants preserve the health of your jaw in a way that no other restoration can. In the absence of tooth roots, the jaw will begin to atrophy, or shrink, as bone cells are redistributed to other areas of the body. However, the presence of dental implants can halt this process, preserving the health of your jaw.
Hogan Family Dental
Miles City Office