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  • Dental implants offer a permanent solution for tooth loss, acting as synthetic tooth roots surgically placed in the jawbone, ideal for those who have lost teeth due to gum disease, accidents, or other causes, and are seeking restorative and cosmetic dental solutions.
  • Suitable candidates for dental implants now include those with previously disqualifying conditions, such as insufficient bone density, and can be used for replacing a single tooth, multiple teeth with a bridge, or all teeth with a full denture, offering a more permanent alternative to dentures or bridges.
  • Dental implants are beneficial for preventing bone deterioration and shifting of remaining teeth, providing a bio-compatible and natural-looking solution that allows normal eating and oral hygiene practices, enhancing overall dental health and quality of life.
  • Union City Oral Surgery Group offers advanced dental implant treatments including sinus lift augmentation, autogenous bone grafting, multiple teeth replacement, and computer-enhanced planning, ensuring customized and effective solutions for individual dental needs, backed by the experience of Dr. Nancy Herbst.

Losing a tooth to gum disease or an accident can cause more than just an aesthetic gap in your smile. When you lose a natural tooth, your other teeth will begin to shift toward the gap. This can cause trouble with regular eating, biting, and even talking. For restorative and cosmetic purposes, the best option after you have lost a tooth is a dental implant.

An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium, which is the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal well suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Rebuild a smile you are proud of today by reaching out to a qualified dental professional at Union City Oral Surgery Group


Advancements in diagnostics and bone reconstruction have made it possible for those who have insufficient bone density, certain health conditions, or certain oral health habits to be considered a candidate for dental implants, whereas, in the past, that wouldn’t be possible.

Implants are versatile. If you are missing only one tooth, one implant plus a replacement tooth will do the trick. If you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). If you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants.

Candidates who are uncomfortable with other treatment options such as dentures, partial dentures, or bridges are great candidates to try dental implants that offer a more permanent solution.


Losing a tooth impacts not only your smile but also your overall oral health. If you are seeking a permanent and effective solution for missing teeth, dental implants may be the transformative answer you have been looking for. At Union City Oral Surgery Group, we offer comprehensive implant solutions that go beyond mere aesthetics, providing a durable and natural-looking remedy for tooth loss.

The Implant Advantage

Dental implants stand out as a remarkable solution due to their ability to closely replicate the structure and function of natural teeth. Composed of biocompatible titanium posts that fuse with the jawbone, implants provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. This integration not only supports stability but also stimulates the surrounding bone, preventing the deterioration that typically follows tooth loss.

Unlike traditional options such as bridges or dentures, dental implants offer a permanent fix, eliminating the need for removable prosthetics and providing a level of confidence and comfort that is unmatched. Whether you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or seeking to secure a denture, our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons tailor implant treatments to address your specific requirements, ensuring a customized and lasting solution.

Indications for Dental Implants

Dental implants are a versatile option for various scenarios of tooth loss. They are an excellent choice for individuals who have lost a single tooth due to trauma or decay. Additionally, implants can be strategically placed to support bridges for those with multiple missing teeth or to anchor a full set of dentures securely.

If you are looking for a solution that not only restores your smile but also enhances your oral health, dental implants may be the ideal choice. They offer a long-term investment in your well-being, contributing to improved chewing ability, speech, and overall confidence.


There are many benefits to opting to get dental implants, a state-of-the-art tooth replacement solution. Unlike other treatment methods, this is a permanent option that can aid in gaining confidence in your smile, helping your bite, and improving your overall health and quality of life. 

Where you have experienced tooth loss, the bone may deteriorate in that region from lack of stimulation. This can cause your sinuses to sag, your jawbone to weaken, and your other teeth to shift. A dental implant helps correct these problems by acting as a new placeholder for your natural tooth. 

Due to the dental implant being composed of titanium and embedded into the jawbone, it offers a permanent solution to missing teeth. This treatment is also bio-compatible, which means that it’s a non-toxic solution that will not be rejected by the body. This means that it is long-lasting and natural-looking. The solid material also allows you to eat whatever foods you like, as well as brush, floss, and chew normally.

Dental Implant Treatments Offered At Union City Oral Surgery Group

At Union City Oral Group, we offer various state-of-the-art treatments and innovative patient care for dental implant procedures. The following are the treatment options we offer: 

Sinus Lift Augmentation

Often, the sinuses will enlarge following the loss of the upper back teeth. This can preclude the placement of dental implants in the upper back areas of the mouth since the sinus is an air-filled space and dental implants need to be surrounded by solid bone. A sinus lift augmentation/graft is a surgical procedure that restores the sinus cavity to its original size and replaces the bone lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes nine to 12 months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.

Autogenous Bone Grafting

Occasionally, the ideal areas for dental implants do not have sufficient bone quantity to support the implants. In these cases, it is often necessary to “borrow” bone from another area of your mouth and graft it into the deficient area. Often, the area of choice is the chin or back of the jaw where your wisdom teeth once were.

Multiple Teeth Replacement

If you have lost more than one tooth, your oral surgeon can discuss your options regarding multiple teeth replacement. This can look like a couple of different options, including multiple dental implants, an All-on-4, or a bridge. While dental implants are sturdier than bridges, bridges may provide a more cost-effective alternative to filling the gaps in your mouth. 

Implant Site Development

When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have lost bone around the infected area. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.

Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning

We have special software that enables us to evaluate your dental CT scan in three dimensions bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location. This enables the best possible placement of your dental implants. It also allows us to work closely and smoothly with your restorative dentist to ensure an ideal result where your dental implants are concerned.

After Implant Replacement

Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is crucial to keep the area clean and infection-free. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, a professional cleaning schedule will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.

If your implant does not take well or you need another due to improper maintenance, Union City Oral Surgery Group can help devise an appropriate plan of action for your specific needs. 


If you would like to transform your teeth and your oral health with the help of dental implants, speak with the experienced oral surgeons at Union City Oral Surgery Group to assess whether dental implants are the best option for you. We offer innovative, effective, and client-oriented care that can restore the look and feel of your smile, bite, and oral health.

For over 25 years, Dr. Nancy Herbst has completed dental implant treatments for patients who experienced an improvement in quality of life. We work to fully customize a treatment plan that works best for you while utilizing state-of-the-art technology to deliver the best results. Fill out our contact form or call our office today at (201) 601-9262.