Dental Implants

Dental implants have the highest satisfaction rate for natural tooth replacement

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is not a tooth; instead, it is a prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. It has the highest satisfaction rate for natural tooth replacement and it’s the best long-term replacement solution to your natural teeth. In its basic form, it is a small titanium post/fixture that is inserted into the jawbone, on top of which a single crown or (cap), a fixed bridge, a partial denture, or even a full denture can be attached. Once the implant integrates into your bone, the artificial tooth or teeth are attached.

Dental Implant Options:

dental implant options

The Implant Process

Most implant placement processes take three steps. The first step involves placing the post in the jawbone during an oral surgery. Once this area fully heals and the post has integrated with the jawbone ensuring stability, we install the false tooth in the form of a single crown, bridge, or set of dentures. These are screwed onto the top of the implant post. The end result is a natural-looking implant that feels almost like a natural tooth.

Single Tooth Replacement

In the case of a single tooth replacement, a crown is used. This procedure doesn’t involve prepping any of the surrounding teeth. While you are healing from the post surgery, a temporary crown will be put in place. After three to six months, your permanent crown will be placed.

Full arch implants rehabilitation with immediately loaded implant

In cases where multiple teeth need to be replaced, we will use single implants, an implant bridge, or a set of dentures depending on the situation. The process is similar to a single tooth replacement. However, prosthetics will be used to restore normal appearance and function to the teeth.

To replace all of the teeth on either the top or bottom, a minimum of four implants (ten max) can be placed according to the design of the final bridge. The bridge’s final design is made after thorough examination of the patient’s condition as well as the patient’s desires, treatment goals, and budget. The immediate implant bridge procedure allows patients to restore function and aesthetics right away and takes less time to heal than if the patient were to wear removable dentures.