Single Tooth Implants
Dental implants are small screws made out of titanium that help to replace a patient’s missing teeth. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and integrate into your jaw over the course of a few months. Dental implants provide a strong foundation and are currently the best way to replace missing teeth. Once a dental implant integrates into the jawbone an abutment, or connector, is mounted onto the implant to allow for a custom prosthetic tooth to be placed.
Dental implant placement can help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.
Implant Supported Bridge
An implant-supported bridge is a solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. A bridge is a prosthetic that replaces multiple missing teeth without the use of a denture. This solution typically requires placing at least two dental implants to support the bridge. An implant-supported bridge provides a functional and esthetic replacement for the patient’s natural teeth without having to take something in and out of your mouth.
Implant Supported Dentures or Overdentures
Implant supported dentures, or overdentures, have become the new standard of care for patients missing their upper or lower teeth. Overdentures offer a solution to the poorly fitting removable dentures of old by using dental implants to anchor dentures into place.
With this technique, at least two dental implants are placed into the jawbone and allowed to integrate. Once the implants have integrated connectors are mounted onto the implants to allow a denture to snap onto the implants. These snap in dentures increase chewing function and keep the denture steady during eating and talking.
Full Mouth Implant Rehabilitation
This process is a unique implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth to replace their full arch of teeth with a prosthesis that does not have to come out at night.
This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.
Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures. Also, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are much more comfortable and natural compared to a traditional denture. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing both overall cost and healing time for the patient.