Our Services Dental Implants

The Most Natural Replacement for Missing Teeth

Missing a tooth or teeth can be demoralizing and embarrassing. Fortunately, with modern technology it is possible to restore your smile and confidence with dental implants. 

Not only can dental implants replace missing teeth, they also help to maintain your jawbone in much the same way as your natural tooth roots.  This leads to less bone loss and preserves a younger facial appearance.

Replacing a Single Missing Tooth

While there are several different options to replace a missing tooth, dental implants are the most natural. They are fixed and do not get taken in and out of your mouth, they can be flossed and cleaned like a normal tooth, and they do not require alterations to adjacent teeth. 

A natural tooth is anchored to the jawbone by its root. Tooth roots attach firmly to the jawbone through ligaments and keep your teeth stable and your bone levels healthy. Traditionally, if you replaced a missing tooth, the teeth on either side of the space would be cut down and crowned, and a fake tooth would be attached to, and supported by, those crowns. If the teeth adjacent to this space are healthy, Dr. Hendrix strongly recommends against this treatment option. He has a conservative approach to dentistry and attempts to maintain as much healthy tooth structure as possible. 

Benefits of a Single Implant

Dental implants are the modern alternative. Instead of cutting down two perfectly healthy teeth to be used as the support for the fake tooth, a dental implant (dental post, or artificial root) is placed into the jawbone to replace your missing tooth root. The implant becomes solidly fixed to your jaw as the bone heals. After sufficient time has elapsed for the area to heal and for the implant to fully integrate with the bone (typically 2-6 months), a crown is placed onto this artificial tooth root.  The result is an artificial tooth that looks, feels and functions remarkably like your natural teeth.

Quite simply, dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth.

Replacing Several Missing Teeth

Traditionally, long spans of missing teeth would have to be replaced with a removable partial denture. In addition, the only option for replacing all of the teeth in an arch was a complete denture that relied completely on the gums for support and stability. 

Replacing Several Teeth

All removable dentures should be taken out of the mouth and cleaned, and it is not recommended that you sleep in these dentures. During the day, they can look unnatural and rub painfully. Removable dentures may make it difficult or impossible to eat certain foods and can have a significant negative impact on the quality of the wearer's life.

Benefits of an Implant Secured Denture

Dental implants can now be used to anchor partial and full dentures. This prevents the slipping, irritation, and pain associated with “floating” dentures. Dental implants also help eliminate the need for denture adhesives. This allows you to enjoy eating the foods you previously avoided and can restore the confidence that is often lost with traditional dentures. With dental implants, your dentures can be "implant retained" or "implant supported" and so be firmly anchored to the jawbone, causing them to feel much more like natural teeth.

In addition to removable dentures, dental implants can be used to anchor an appliance that replaces all of the teeth in an arch, but is fixed and not designed to be removed.  In certain patients the results can be very esthetic and can function even more naturally than removable implant supported dentures.

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Natural tooth roots and dental implants are fixed firmly in your jawbone. When you chew, these tooth roots and implants stimulate the jawbone and prevent it from shrinking. You may have seen a person who looked prematurely old because their jawbone had shrunk after wearing floating dentures. Dental implants help preserve your jawbone and appearance.

The Success Rate of Dental Implants

After their healing period, the success rate of dental implants is between 94% and 98%. If you are a non-smoker with good oral hygiene, the percentage is closer to 98%.

Does the Procedure Hurt?

The discomfort involved with receiving a dental implant is minor. It is often done under local anesthesia and patients generally experience little discomfort after the procedure.

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants become fixed to the jawbone.  With good oral hygiene and regular cleanings, dental implants should last a lifetime. In contrast, the average life span of a traditional fixed bridge is between 10-15 years.

Bone Regeneration

A critical question in determining if an implant can be placed is, “Is there enough bone to support the implant?” Fortunately, advanced bone regeneration techniques now make it possible to place many more implants than ever before.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implant treatment begins with an evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. If you are interested in dental implants, please contact Dr. Hendrix for an evaluation.

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Glenn Hendrix, DMD is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 231 reviews from around the Web.
  • 11/28/2021
         
    I am very pleased with the work done and the healing process has been a breeze thanks to Dr. Banas. Dr. Banas is second to none! :)
    11/20/2021
         
    The dentist and staff are so friendly! They made me feel less anxious during a recent procedure I had. I highly recommend!
  • 10/20/2021
         
    everyone that works at the office were very friendly Dr. Hendrix was awesome! He was very meticulous, and hands on!
    08/31/2021
         
    Thanks for the great service. Always a pleasant experience. Wonderful people.
  • 08/30/2021
         
    Thanks for the great service. Always a pleasant experience. Wonderful people.
    05/19/2021
         
    Just great overall from the time you walk in the door till you walk out! Good group of people would recommend to anyone!!
  • 04/21/2021
         
    Dr. Hendrix was phenomenal and has wonderful bedside manner!! Would certainly recommend them to anyone else needing a dentist! They rock!
    04/07/2021
         
    Dr. Hendrix's and his team were able to see me quickly. Kudos to all of you.
  • 03/23/2021
         
    Pleasant, well explained, thorough.. Great Staff
    03/16/2021
         
    Absolutely great....!!!!!!!!! The staff and Dr.Hendrix always welcome you with a smile. Such a blessing!!!!!!
  • 02/10/2021
         
    Amazing as usual. Always go above and beyond to get pts in as soon as possible.
    12/14/2020
         
    Thank you thank you, I highly recommend them to everyone!
    10/15/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix and the entire staff are absolutely wonderful. They take extra time and do not seem to rush through the visit. Great team, great experience.
    09/24/2020
         
    I had a great experience. Very professional. The entire staff was kind and helpful.
  • 09/09/2020
         
    The nurse & the dentist were very efficient and very pleasant and nice.
    09/03/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix is an amazing dentist. I’m so glad that my family found him! I love the staff and the office is very clean. What else can I say?
    08/13/2020
         
    Dr.Hendrix and his staff were extremely helpful, they made my visit quick and easy.
    08/09/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix takes great care of my teeth, and my family's teeth as well. I can relax, too, knowing they have their end of things covered.
  • 07/31/2020
         
    My experience was great here!! The entire staff was very professional and made me feel at ease.
    07/30/2020
         
    Lea was very, very Helpful!
  • 07/16/2020
         
    Always timely. Great service.
    07/01/2020
         
    Took care of my special needs as a stroke survivor and was an unexpected pleasure to go to the dentist.
  • 06/18/2020
         
    6 month checkup during COVID outbreak — they made it safe and comfortable. Dr. Hendrix and his staff are professional and caring.
    06/11/2020
         
    Wonderful experience.. They explained everything thoroughly.. The front desk receptionist was very helpful as well..
  • 06/10/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix and Lori are always professional.
    06/09/2020
         
    What a wonderful experience! The staff went above and beyond new health guidelines with efficiency that was VERY impressive.
  • 05/19/2020
         
    Very informative and makes you feel well at least I'm not a very good dentist person but I feel very comfortable and staff was wonderful thank you
    05/12/2020
         
    I cannot say enough good things about this office! I am a total wimp with dental work and this office from front to back is top notch.
  • 03/04/2020
         
    Small office but professional, courteous & answered all my questions. Top notch!
  • 02/14/2020
         
    They almost always get you in very quickly and are very accommodating if you happen to have to bring a little one with you.
  • 02/10/2020
         
    He was very attentive and thorough. I was also impressed at how quickly I was able to be seen on such short notice. I think I’m here to stay!
    01/29/2020
         
    Best dental experience I’ve ever had.
  • 01/28/2020
         
    Best dental experience I’ve ever had.
    01/10/2020
         
    Fantastic and experienced staff and Dr Hendrix is not only very knowledgeable but enjoyable to talk to!
    01/10/2020
         
    Fantastic and experienced staff and Dr Hendrix is not only very knowledgeable but enjoyable to talk to!
  • 01/09/2020
         
    Fantastic and experienced staff and Dr Hendrix is not only very knowledgeable but enjoyable to talk to!
    12/12/2019
         
    Always nice and friendly doctor and staff. Very accommodating and helpful with scheduling. Very family friendly. Highly recommend
  • 11/26/2019
         
    Friendly staff, provides emergency care, no wait time and the doctor places you at ease. If you go here you will never want another dentist.
  • 11/26/2019
         
    Friendly staff, provides emergency care, no wait time and the doctor places you at ease. If you go here you will never want another dentist.
    11/21/2019
         
    Caring and professional staff. Keeps you updated on progress, what they are doing, and what the end result will be. Always on time.
    11/19/2019
         
    Kind and caring would best describe all that work here. I didn’t have an appointment, but they managed to get me in.
  • 11/18/2019
         
    Super happy!
    11/18/2019
         
    Kind and caring would best describe all that work here. I didn’t have an appointment, but they managed to get me in.
  • 11/01/2019
         
    So glad I found this dentist!
    10/29/2019
         
    Always a great experience! Staff makes you feel very comfortable!
  • 10/10/2019
         
    He cares about your smile and your teeth...Thanks So Much
    10/03/2019
         
    Great servive!!!
  • 08/27/2019
         
    I had an issue and needed to move up my appointment - the staff was great and very accommodating. The doctor was amazing!
  • 08/27/2019
         
    I had an issue and needed to move up my appointment - the staff was great and very accommodating. The doctor was amazing!
    08/12/2019
         
    Both he and his entire staff are so very nice and friendly and seem to really care about you.
  • 08/12/2019
         
    Both he and his entire staff are so very nice and friendly and seem to really care about you.
    06/27/2019
         
    Fantastic service and conversations as always!!! Best dentist office and people around, hands down!!!
    06/13/2019
         
    Great staff, nice office. They always pay attention to what the patient wants and needs and go out their way to provide it.
  • 06/04/2019
         
    Very friendly pleasant office experience. Dr Hendrix is very gentle and shows a lot of concern about your dental health.
    06/04/2019
         
    Very friendly pleasant office experience. Dr Hendrix is very gentle and shows a lot of concern about your dental health.
  • 04/24/2019
         
    Took such heart felt care with me. Thank you Lorri and Dr. Hendrix. Gwen Talbot
    04/23/2019
         
    Friendly staff...I was highly satisfied
  • 04/04/2019
         
    Friendly staff. Dr Hendrix explains things in terms I can understand to weigh my options for treatment. Highly recommend
    04/02/2019
         
    Dr. Hendrix and staff are amazing! I had the best experience my first visit! Highly recommended .
  • 03/12/2019
         
    I had such a great visit with this clinic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I was a walk in. I was in a room within 20 minuyes.
    02/26/2019
         
    My first visit was today and it will not be my last Dr.Hendrix & his staff are fantastic spends time with you explaining ,exploring your options , I highly recommend them , Very , clean and welcomed.
  • 01/29/2019
         
    Dr Hendrix and his staff are great! Friendly and informative!
  • 01/29/2019
         
    Dr Hendrix and his staff are great! Friendly and informative!
    01/25/2019
         
    His staff are compassionate kind and accommodating. I recently had neck surgery and during my recovery I chipped a tooth. Thank yoi!
  • 01/25/2019
         
    His staff are compassionate kind and accommodating. I recently had neck surgery and during my recovery I chipped a tooth. Thank yoi!
    01/17/2019
         
    On time appointment, quick check-in, professional treatment and service
    12/19/2018
         
    Very kind and friendly staff. Never any pain at all. Very gentle
    12/13/2018
         
    Amazing staff and very friendly. They are always very welcoming. Would definitely recommend! -Connor King 12 Nov 2018
  • 11/29/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are excellent
    11/21/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are absolutely amazing! I felt very comfortable there and I would highly recommend him.
    11/21/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are absolutely amazing! I felt very comfortable there and I would highly recommend him.
  • 11/20/2018
         
    Great friendly staff who provide great dental services. Highly recommend.
    11/15/2018
         
    Great service Seems to genuinely care about you. Fair price
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Great service Seems to genuinely care about you. Fair price
    11/13/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff made him feel at home and eased all of his anxiety. My son said he only wants to go to Dr. Hendrix from now on.
  • 10/26/2018
         
    Best Dentist practice on the coast!!
    10/02/2018
         
    I have been using this clinic for over 10 years. Staff treats you like family. They are very professional & give you excellent care.
  • 10/02/2018
         
    I have been using this clinic for over 10 years. Staff treats you like family. They are very professional & give you excellent care.
    09/26/2018
         
    He is excellent at explaining everything. Laurie is just as helpful and kind. This is a great place to go!
    09/20/2018
         
    Absolutely great....!!!!!!!!! The staff and Dr.Hendrix always welcome you with a smile. Such a blessing!!!!!!
  • 09/12/2018
         
    Only dentist I have ever felt comfortable with.
    09/11/2018
         
    The most gentle dental exam I've ever had!!