Dental Implants are replacement teeth, giving patients the confidence to smile, knowing their mouth is restored to a whole, healthy and beautiful state. Dental Implants look and feel just like natural teeth, so patients are able to regain their ability to eat and speak normally.
Dental Implants are tiny titanium posts that are fixed into the jawbone that provide the foundation for the beautiful, new replacement teeth. These implants act just as a natural tooth root would. Dental Implants are incredibly strong, because the implant is actually fused to the bone. These implants also help preserve facial structure, as they prevent the deterioration of the bone.
The placement of a dental implant (or many) is usually done in two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed into the jawbone. The first three to six months after the initial placement will be allowing for the fusion of the implants to the bone. During this time, your doctor will be creating your permanent replacement teeth. You should be able to have temporary dentures and eat a soft diet.
After this initial phase, we will then uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums that will act as anchors for the new, artificial teeth. Once the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will be hidden. The entire placement process usually takes about 8 months, with very little disruption to our patients’ daily lives.
Through advances of dental implant technology, we are able to place single stage implants. This procedure allows us to place the implant as well as the crown during the same visit. In some instances, a wait time of six weeks is required for healing. In “Immediate Loading,” the implant and crown are placed on the same day with the effort of both the surgeon and a restorative dentist, who will make and place the permanent prosthesis.
What Types of Prosthesis Are Available?
A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace a single missing tooth, where each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) is used to replace multiple teeth. A complete dental prosthesis (also called a fixed bridge) replaces all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are incredibly strong and beautiful replacement teeth that can last you a lifetime if properly cared for. Because they act and feel like natural teeth, you will be able to eat, speak and smile naturally without any concern about your smile! With dental implants, you can regain your self-confidence and healthy smile. Dental Implants restore your smile and preserve your jawbone. They are an excellent alternative to traditional dentures or other methods as you will not have to have them replaced, refitted, and will not have the embarrassment from them slipping. They will be just like natural teeth.
Are You a Candidate For Dental Implants?
To determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, your mouth must be thoroughly examined and your medical and dental history reviewed. In some cases it may be necessary to have additional work done, such as a bone graft, to prepare for implants and better their outcome.
Do Implants Need Special Care?
Dental Implants only require the care that your natural teeth require, with regular brushing and flossing and maintaining regular visits to your dentist.
Teeth-In-An-Hour is a revolutionary, new procedure that provides patients with a full set of teeth in a single procedure that lasts for about an hour. By using computer-guided technology, the surgery can be performed in an arthroscopic fashion that requires no flap reflection. This means there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising for the patient. Patients can usually return to their daily activities the day after the procedure.
The process begins with a CAT scan of the patient’s jawbone. This CAT scan will generate a precise, three-dimensional model of the jaw, allowing us to carefully and accurately plan the procedure by using virtual reality software.