If you have a missing tooth that’s affecting your comfort, confidence, or chewing function, consider dental implants as an ideal solution. While our goal is to preserve natural teeth, dental implants offer a seamless replacement option for missing teeth.

Dental implants are state-of-the-art treatments. Developed over 40 years ago, they have proven a successful solution to replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth that is placed, or implanted, into your jaw where a dental crown is then capped on for a complete tooth that looks and even feels like a real tooth.  The best part is that the new replacement tooth will function as seamlessly as your regular tooth.

Situations Where Dental Implants Are Needed

  • Replacing a missing tooth or multiple teeth
  • Allowing a denture to ‘snap’ into place
  • Loose denture or partial
  • Replacing a failed dental bridge
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To assess your suitability for dental implants, a consultation with Dr. Fulton and our experienced surgery team is essential. Through this process, we will evaluate the condition of your gums and bone support to determine if you are a candidate for the placement of dental implants.

The placement of dental implants is a multi-step process that typically takes between 4 and 9 months to complete. It begins with a surgical procedure during which a titanium rod is placed where a previous natural tooth root once was. After the implant has ad time to heal and fuse with the surrounding bone, an abutment (connection piece) and a crown can then be placed on the implant to provide a very similar esthetic and function to a natural tooth.

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Comfortable and Caring Dental Care for the Whole Family

Very Friendly, fun to work with. The staff has always made us feel comfortable, the dental experience was easy and the treatment explained. No fears of going to the dentist here.

Jeff W., via Google

I was able to schedule an appointment one week out and staff was able to get me seated almost immediately when I arrived. Overall staff was friendly and Dr. Fulton was able to help me with a crown on a cracked tooth. I can’t say it’s always fun going to the dentist, but Bright Smiles Family Dentistry made it easy and conformable for me to get the work I needed to be done. Will be coming here for future dental needs.

Aaron F., via Google

I was a patient of Dr. Todd for years. He was great. Wasn’t sure what the experience would be like with a new dentist. I shouldn’t have worried. The staff stayed the same, and Dan’s replacement was warm and welcoming. The office was a bit quieter without Dan’s booming voice, but the dentistry was solid. I would recommend it to those looking for a new dentist.

Ann V., via Google

After Dr Todd retired last month I was thinking of changing to a dentist in my town and close to home. Brighter Smiles called me to schedule an appointment since I was a month past due for my 6 month cleaning. I was too busy to investigate a local dentist and schedule. I am glad I did go ahead and schedule. I love the new owner/dentist. She is super sweet and made time to do my dental work that day. She saved me from taking more time off from work and from worrying about the procedure that needed to be done. Won’t be changing dentists!

Kimberly G., via Google