Single or Multiple Implants




A dental implant is a titanium screw that functions as an artificial tooth root which is surgically inserted into the jawbone. It acts as an anchor to support a single crown, bridge, or denture.

In order to be a good candidate for an implant, the patient must be evaluated for stable oral health with adequate and healthy gums and a jawbone that is capable of supporting the implant.

The dental implant has 3 main components:

  1. The Implant is the titanium screw placed inside the jawbone.
  2. The Abutment connects the implant and is seen projecting upward from the gums. This is used to create a tooth substructure.
  3. The Crown goes over the abutment to complete the restoration of the tooth structure and anatomy.


Dr Nodesh will conduct a comprehensive dental exam and determine if you are a candidate for dental implant restoration. After taking a 3-Dimensional Cone beam scan and planning, he may decide to place some bone first, depending on bone availability.

You may consider dental implants if:

  • You are missing one or more teeth
  • You are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  • You want to improve the quality of your speech and chewing
  • You want more natural-looking teeth

The titanium implant fuses to your jawbone and the materials do not decay like your own teeth.


Dental implant surgery is an outpatient surgery and is fairly straightforward with good pre-planning. The following may be some of the steps involved:

If present, removal of damaged tooth:

  • After removal of damaged tooth, it may be possible to place the implant on the same day.
  • If implant placement is not possible the same day, a bone graft is placed and then the patient may have to wait for a few months before the dental implant can be placed.

If the tooth is already missing:

  • Implant placement is performed if there is adequate bone.
  • If the bone is inadequate, bone grafting can be done prior to implant placement.

* After the implant is placed, it is covered with healing abutment or a cover screw to allow healing. 


  • For a single missing tooth, if adequate bone support is present, Dr. Nodesh may give you a temporary tooth the same day, This is done usually in aesthetic areas of the mouth.
  • If replacement of an entire set of upper or lower teeth with multiple implants is necessary, receiving fixed teeth on the same day is possible.


Regular brushing, flossing, and checkups with regular hygiene are all that is needed to maintain implants.

If you have a full arch of dental implants, along with regular care, the bridge may need to be removed periodically by a prosthodontist to clean underneath. Our team may determine your care protocol based on hygiene and other factors.


  • Implants are versatile. If you are missing only one tooth, an 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 multiple missing teeth.
  • If you have lost all your teeth, a full bridge or full denture may be fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants.


  • Conventional dentures are not fixed to the bone and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force.
  • Since implant-supported dentures and bridges don’t directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth.
  • There is no need for denture adhesives with an implant-supported denture.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“I initially sought Dr. Nodesh for his specialty and advanced experience in prosthodontics. Dr. Nodesh, along with his entire staff, has been incredibly helpful and thorough in responding to all my questions and concerns in developing a treatment plan. This practice has completely exceeded my expectations! I see Dr. Nodesh and staff for all general dentistry concerns as well and I recently had a wonderful cleaning visit! I’d also like to note that the front desk is composed of two of the most delightful women I have ever met!” Krista Read More “Dr. Raina is absolutely amazing! She is professional, compassionate, and just so friendly and pleasant. She made the 'braces experience' wonderful for my son and her confidence gives me every confidence!! Dr. Raina explains her decisions for treatment and your child's progress every step of the way. She's the best and my family loves her!” Kacie & Drake Read More “I don’t have to smile with my mouth closed anymore! Dr Nodesh’s expertise at Beaches Dentistry made me smile big again. I’m so happy to have a healthy smile. He truly cares about his patients and their needs. I highly recommend Dr. Nodesh. He is gentle, patient, trusting, and positive, & has a wonderful staff, especially my hygienist of many years, Anethette.” Esther Read More “CAN'T say enough about what a great experience I've had, and continue to have, with Dr. Nodesh and all the girls at Beaches Dentistry. If anyone out there needs a dentist that's kind, gentle, and very caring, this is the dentist for you! Thank you Dr. Nodesh and staff!” Sylvia Read More “We have had only positive experiences with Dr. Raina. She is excellent with children and has a way to make everyone feel comfortable. She explains each part of the process clearly and lets you have an informed decision in your treatment plan. I would recommend anyone to her, and if any of my other children need braces, I wouldn't even look someplace else. We feel so blessed to have Dr. Raina as part of this community.” Rassoull Read More “Dr. Nodesh and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I’m very impressed with the up-to-date technology and procedures. The office is very clean, decorated professionally, and gives a warm home effect. I would highly recommend this dentist office.” Shelly Read More “I love Dr. Nodesh’s 'bedside' manner. I feel very cared for when I visit. The hygienist is conscientious of my time, the front staff makes me feel like family, and they have the latest technology making dental care much more advanced. Great place!” Wendy Read More “Dr. Raina is a wonderful professional. She made my son and myself feel not only as a patient but as a family. She always gave us a smile and made every appointment with her a great experience. She did a good job with my son's braces and made us enjoy the journey with confidence. We are going to miss Dr. Raina.” Anonymous Read More “I highly recommend Dr. Nodesh. He recently handled a dental emergency that required an implant. I was pleased with the way he answered all of my questions, provided information about my options, and most importantly, with the skill with which he handled the procedures from start to finish. I appreciate that he makes the time to communicate not only during the office visit but with followup.” Victoria Read More
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