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Dental Implants

A tooth replacement solution that deliver aesthetics, functionality and bone preservation


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Dental implants are the most aesthetically pleasing, functional & sensible alternative to natural teeth.  A dental implant is a titanium post placed in the jaw where a tooth and its root are missing. Once a tooth is lost the surrounding bone in the jaw begins to erode.  This causes other teeth in the mouth to shift and can lead to serious issues like periodontal disease and further tooth loss. It is very important to preserve the bone in ones jaw to maintain optimum oral health. Dental Implants serve a number of different purposes such as:

  • Supporting and stabilizing dentures
  • Adding stability and support to dental bridges
  • For partial or full-mouth teeth replacement.

Dental Implant Services

  • 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
Drawing of a Single Tooth Replacement

Single Tooth Implant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Drawing of an Implant Supported Bridge

Implant Supported Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Implant-Supported Dentures

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.

Image of an Implant Supported Denture

Implant-Supported Denture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Image of an Screw Retained Bridge or Denture

Screw Retained Bridge or Denture

 

 

 

 

 

Video: Dental Implants – High-Tech 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, they can 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.

 

Video: Consequences of Missing Teeth

 

Video: Dental Implant FAQs


QUESTIONS? FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY DENTAL TEAM MEMBERS AT (912) 638-9001!