What Are Dental Implants?
About Dental Implants
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Dental Implants, Implant Dentures and Implant Bridges are a revolutionary, natural-looking and permanent tooth replacement method for failing or missing teeth. We place and restore Dental Implants!
We are a one-stop-shop for dental implants. Consultation + 3D Diagnostic X-Rays + Financing + Implant Placement + Implant Restoration + Post-Treatment... all done by caring dental experts, all under one roof.
Replace Missing or Damaged Teeth with Natural-Looking Dental Implants
Dental implants are modern, efficient and the most sensible alternate to natural teeth which may have been lost or damaged. Implant Supported Crowns look and feel natural, give you a perfect smile and better dental health.
We offer Dental Implant Supported Crowns for patients who have damaged a tooth or lost multiple teeth. These are artificial tooth roots (surgical grade titanium) that are implanted into the jaw to support the replacement tooth. Afterwards, we will take a mold of your teeth and send it to a laboratory, where qualified technicians use the impression to build a custom made crown specifically designed for your implant.
Plus, we have 3D Cone Beam Diagnostic Technology, which allows us to get a better picture of your existing bone mass. You should never get a dental implant without having a 3D image completed first!
What are the Benefits of a Dental Implant?
- Dental implants don't rely on neighboring teeth for support.
- Dental implants are permanent and stable.
- They will not come loose like dentures.
- They prevent your other teeth from shifting around due to the loss of a tooth.
- Dental Implants prevent bone loss in your jaw.
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Is it painful to receive a dental implant?
Modern technology, CT technology, and sedation dentistry minimizes discomfort associated with receiving dental implants. Our team is trained and certified to offer sedation dentistry. This allows for a very relaxed and comfortable experience, no matter the extent of dentistry needed.
Our patients report feeling very little discomfort during and after treatment.
How should I choose a dental implants specialist?
It is important to choose a dentist that has advanced training in Implant Dentistry, as well as many years of experience in placing and restoring dental implants.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
A good candidate for dental implants will have healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw to support the implant. If the bone in your jaw is insufficient (too thin or soft) to anchor and support an implant properly then you may require a Bone Grafting procedure before the implant can be placed.
You also may require a Sinus Lift if there is not enough bone height in your upper jaw or if your sinuses are too close together.
Your implant specialist will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants with the use of 3D Cone Beam CT Scan. This type of x-ray will allow our doctors to accurately evaluate in a very comprehensive way your existing jaw anatomy that directly effects dental implant placement. This information is imperative for the success of a dental implant procedure.
Do not have an implant placed by any dental professional without a 3D Cone Beam CT Scan!
The Dental Implant Procedure
The implant placement procedure is as follows:
- The titanium implant is placed in the jawbone surgically by our dental implant surgeon. They will use the information gathered from the 3D Cone Beam CT Scan in addition to 3D software to precisely place the dental implants in the best location possible.
- Healing time typically takes a few weeks to a few months. During this time the titanium implant will actually fuse with your natural jaw bone in a process called osseointegration. This will create a stable foundation for the crown that will be placed at the end of the healing process.
- Once the osseointegration process is complete and the implant has completely fused to your jawbone, an abutment is placed on top of your gumline. This is what the crown will be attached to when it is time to be placed.
- In the last step of the process, a single crown, an implant supported bridge or a denture is attached to the abutment to complete the procedure.
Is the missing tooth in your mouth making you not want to smile?
Are missing teeth causing unnecessary jaw pain and discomfort?
Are failing teeth making it uncomfortable for you to eat?
Missing or failing teeth can ruin an otherwise beautiful smile. And your smile will be the first thing that other people notice. Are you making a great first impression? We buy clothes to make us look good, but our smile is most important.
Our Dental Implant Services Include:
3D Diagnostic Technology
We can place and restore your implants right here in our office, with out referring you to anyone else! Plus, we have 3D Cone Beam Diagnostic Technology, which allows us to get a better picture of your existing bone mass. You should never get a dental implant without have a 3D image completed first!
We have Sedation Options to Relax You
We are pleased to offer sedation. If you are anxious about going to the dentist, or want to be relaxed during longer procedures, we have several options for you.
- Nitrous "Laughing Gas"
- Oral Sedation
- IV Sedation
- General Anesthesia
Financing Options to Make Your Implants Affordable
Our office is pleased to offer payment and financing options to make your treatment more affordable. Please click here for details.
Types of Dental Implant Services We Offer
- Single tooth dental implant
- Implant supported bridges (for multiple missing teeth)
- Implant supported, removable dentures
- Restore your smile with a screw retained bridge or denture to replace a full set of teeth
Single Tooth Implant
This is ideal if you are missing a single tooth. A single implant is placed and a crown restoration is then attached on top of the implant abutment to replace the missing tooth. A dental implant, if properly maintained, can last a lifetime. It is a much more reliable option than a bridge or flipper.
Implant Supported Bridge
Implant-supported bridges are similar to traditional bridges, but are supported by implants rather than the patient's adjacent teeth. Implant-supported bridges are used when the patient is missing three or more teeth in a row.
Implant-supported bridges are stronger, more durable, and can withstand greater bite pressure than traditional bridges.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are attached securely to dental implants for added comfort and stability. We offer both removable implant-supported dentures that you can easily take out for cleaning, and fixed implant-supported dentures that are even more stable.
Screw Retained Bridge Or Denture
We can place as few as four implants (per arch) in strategic locations and angles. In some cases, we recommend six to eight implants per arch for additional stability.
We can extract irreversibly damaged teeth, surgically place dental implant posts and provide you with functioning and natural-looking teeth in one day. Although remarkably expeditious, the procedure provides an effective, efficient and long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
Video: Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Benefits and Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental Implants can last a lifetime
Dental implants are made of durable titanium, a non-corrosive, body-friendly, long-lasting metal. Implants are subject to the same periodontic issues as natural teeth, however, and require good oral care (daily brushing and flossing) and regular professional cleanings.
Dental Implants Behave Like Natural Teeth
Once an implant is placed, most patients can't tell the difference between their natural teeth and the implant tooth. Not only do the implants blend in with their natural teeth, but they can also eat with full chewing power, and can brush and floss normally, as well.
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss
Bone in the jaw deteriorates where there is no tooth. This is because the bone requires the pressure and stimulation of chewing to maintain its density. Implants act as natural teeth and provide that necessary stimulation.
Dental Implants Keep Adjacent Teeth Stable
The gap caused by a missing tooth can destabilize adjacent teeth, causing them to shift towards the gap. This pulls your teeth out of position and can affect your bite and your ability to chew. Dental implants fill in the gap left by a missing tooth and prevent this from occurring.