A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw in the area of a missing tooth. Dental implants are used to restore a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or anchor a partial or full denture.
Dental implants are one of the most successful dental treatments being done today and are the closest replacement for a lost tooth that modern dentistry can offer. They have been researched extensively for over thirty-five years and today's products and techniques are extremely successful. Drs. Hanley and Murphy have extensive continued education and years of experience in implantology.Nobel Biocare American Dental Association
Bite & Jaw Alignment
Occlusal equilibration is a term used to describe the process of adjusting the way your upper and lower teeth bite together. Altering the chewing surfaces of some or all of a person's teeth allows the jaw joints to be in the proper anatomical location when the teeth are fitting together. During treatment the biting surfaces of the teeth are meticulously altered in shape to meet predetermined criteria of an ideal occlusion (bite). The objective is harmony between the tooth contacts, chewing muscles and the temporalmandibular joints to prevent any further damage or breakdown of tissues.
Patients who receive this treatment often notice their teeth hit more evenly and their bite feels more solid than it ever did before. Eating, speaking, and smiling become enjoyable again when your bite is aligned.Bruxism Information Occlusal Equilibration Information TMJ Disorders Information