Dental Implants

Dr. Wilson thoroughly examines patients' existing oral condition before recommending dental implants. Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth and are inserted under the gums.  After 3-6 months, the surrounding bone grows around and into the surface of the implant. Once the implant is firmly in place and the overlying gum tissue is strong, it is ready to support a crown or restored tooth. When the process is completed, the "new" teeth are often hard to tell apart from a patient's original teeth.  Some cases require bone grafting to aid in the support of a dental implant.  Most of the time, it can be determined before implant placement whether a bone graft is necessary.  Bone grafting is a safe way to improve the quality of the bone and gums supporting a dental implant.  Dr. Wilson has taken extensive training to learn how to actually place dental implants into the bone and gums, as well as restoring implants with crowns.  Being able to do both can ensure an excellent final outcome!

(Actual, satisfied dental implant patient of Cornerstone Family Dentistry)

Mini Dental Implants

Dr. Wilson has also been trained in placement of mini dental implants.  These mini implants are designed to anchor dentures or partial dentures to prevent excess movement while chewing and speaking.  Mini dental implants are placed into the gums and bone and allowed to heal for a period of 3-4 months.  After the healing phase of the mini implants, the denture or partial denture can be “clipped” into the implants.  Lower dentures no longer “float.”  Upper dentures can be shortened to eliminate gagging!  Mini implants, because of their inherent design features and size, often eliminates the need for time consuming bone grafting procedures which typically require several more months of healing. Dentures and partials no longer have to be uncomfortable, loose fitting, noisy and difficult to eat with!

 


Dental services provided by Dr. Hardy and Dr. Wilson:

 

""Let me share my story of how God led me to and has worked through this wonderful dental practice.

From actually searching through the Yellow Pages for a new dentist almost four years ago, I knew I had found the right one after inquiring why the practice is called Cornerstone. Dr. Dale Hardy is a devoted Christian and family man. From my very first office visit, and I must say I'd always dreaded going to the dentist before now, I experienced a whole new atmosphere in dentistry. Dr. Hardy is an excellent dentist as well as a great person. He and his staff are up to date on the latest dental devices and procedures. The teamwork of the staff is unique and reflects in how they interact with one another both inside and outside the office. They have embraced me and my family as much more than just another patient. I've witnessed on more than one account how they come together each morning to pray over their patients for the day. And speaking of prayer, God answered mine above and beyond all I could have asked or imagined concerning my dental health and appearance. We have the 'before and after' pictures to prove it! You should come and see for yourself.

I have absolutely no reservations in highly recommending this practice. I no longer fear going to the dentist, in contrast, I actually look forward to my appointments and getting to hang out with these guys for a bit; I consider them my friends.""
Sandra R.

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