Implants: The platinum standard for replacement of missing teeth.

Herres Dental is one of a few select dental offices in the Elizabethtown/Mount Joy area where the entire implant process is handled here in our office. The average dental practice will refer patients to a variety of specialists for the implant procedures. Because of Dr. Herre's specialized training in implant placements, our patients never have to leave the familiar comforts of Dr. Herres and his staff.

Why are implants the preferred option?

* Completely natural looking option

* Nothing to ever put in or take out

* Allows for normal flossing and home care

* No chance of damage to adjacent teeth or bone structure

How do implants work?

Through a process known as osseointegration, in which titanium metal is fused with the jawbone, small titanium screws are placed in the jaw via a comfortable outpatient surgical procedure, here in our office. After a period of healing, a crown is then placed over the implant replacing the missing tooth (or teeth). If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime, as opposed to bridges and dentures, which need to be replaced every seven to 15 years.

How can implants help my denture fit better?

We can place implants into a jaw with no remaining teeth and use the posts to act as retaining clips for a denture. After doing so, the bulkier parts of the denture can be trimmed away leaving the patient far more comfortable eating, chewing and speaking. It has literally changed the lives of a number of our patients.