Dental implants are artificial teeth that replace those lost to injury, disease, or decay. 


The implant is made up of a titanium connector post that an oral surgeon implants into your jaw in the space where you lost your tooth.

A crown that resembles the size and shape of your natural teeth attaches to the post. Over time, your jawbone fuses to the post to support the crown.


Imagine being able to enjoy a meal without worrying about missing teeth or loose dentures hindering your chewing ability, a failing bridge. 

Dental implants are the perfect solution! If you're looking to improve your quality of life and regain your confidence in your smile, exploring the option of dental implants could be the exciting step you've been searching for.

Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement options offering a successful and aesthetically pleasing solution for those in need. With advancements in technology over the past three decades, the success rate of implants has soared to new heights. While not suitable for everyone, factors such as uncontrolled diabetes, heavy smoking, and bone density medications can be limiting factors. Nevertheless, it’s worth having a discussion with Dr. Rapal.

With impeccable technology and advanced science, we have mastered this option to replace teeth and create beautiful smiles.


What can I expect during a dental implant procedure?
Dental implants require a two-part procedure. 

It starts when an oral surgeon surgically implants the post into your jawbone. You need time for your jaw to heal correctly before you can move forward with the crown placement. Healing can take several months to ensure your bone fuses properly with the post.

To create the crown that fits on top of the post, Dr. Rapal makes impressions of your mouth. The crown is made at a dental lab using a high-quality dental material that won’t decay or stain. When your crown is ready, Dr. Rapal attaches it to the post.

You may receive more than one implant and crown, depending on your specific needs. If you’re replacing multiple teeth in the same area, Dr. Rapal may create a bridge that attaches to the post rather than an individual crown.

You can expect to take care of your dental implants just like you do with your natural teeth by flossing and brushing daily. You also need to keep up with routine cleanings to prevent plaque buildup between the implant and your natural teeth that can lead to tooth decay.

To find out if dental implants are an option for replacing missing teeth, schedule an appointment online or by calling the office of Kiran Rapal DDS, Inc. today. 

Why would I need a dental implant?
A missing tooth or multiple teeth can affect your overall oral health and cause issues like:
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Speech problems
  • Gapped or crooked teeth
  • Increased risk for infection
  • Increased risk for gum disease

When you’re missing one or more teeth, your jawbone can also shrink, and your gums may start to recede prematurely. These issues can weaken nearby teeth, which can lead to tooth decay and the need for an extraction.

With a dental implant, Dr. Rapal can restore your oral health and reduce your risk for long-term complications. She customizes your restoration process based on your individual needs and your overall dental health.