When teeth have been removed or are congenitally missing implants are highly recommended and have a very high significant retention rate. They can be used to replace one or many teeth, or to stabilize partial and full dentures.

Dr. Smith has been using dental implants since 1984 for various methods of tooth replacement. Although he has had considerable surgical experience he made the decision in 1984 to not do the surgical placement of implants because he feels that a specialist who does this often and daily can maintain a better perspective of the necessary materials, expensive extensive equipment and changing techniques that these procedures require.

He prefers to stay informed of the many aspects of the treatment and perform the replacement of the crowns, bridges and dentures as necessary.