Dental Implants

Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth as an alternative to removable dentures and bridges.

Once an implant has been placed it can provide as much stability as a natural tooth. Implants can be used to support a single tooth, multiple teeth, full mouth restorations and even dentures.
Jeanette is one of our longest standing patients having implants placed over 15 years ago?

Jeanette had implants over 15 years ago.

We offer free implant consultations and 0% finance making implant treatment affordable.

Frequently Asked Questions (click on the plus icon to see answers)

The process can take up to six months to complete. Each patient heals differently, so times will vary. After the implant and posts are placed surgically, the healing process can take up to 3/4 months and
the fitting of replacement teeth no more than 4 weeks.

Poor oral hygiene is a big reason why some implants fail. It is important to floss and brush around the fixtures at least twice a day. Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for
your new implants. Additional cleanings of up to four times per year may be necessary to ensure that you retain healthy gums.

Dental implants should not be painful at all. Patients after their Dental Implants have been placed have had zero to minimal discomfort. Any post operative pain can be effectively managed with pain medication such as advil or tylenol and an antibiotic.

Talk with your dentist about whether you are an implant candidate. You must be in good health and have the proper bone structure and healthy gums for the implant to stay in place. People who are unable to wear dentures may also be good candidates. If you suffer from chronic problems, such as clenching or bruxism, or systemic diseases, such as diabetes, the success rate for implants decreases dramatically.
Additionally, people who smoke may not be good candidates.

For every missing tooth, the treatment options to consider always are:

a) leave the gap
b) a plastic denture
c) a metal skeleton denture
d) a Maryland bridge- stuck onto the teeth next to the gap
e) a traditional bridge where the teeth on either side of the gap are drilled down to help hold the replacement false tooth/teeth in place
f) implant supported replacement teeth

Please talk to your dentist to see which option would suit you best and all the pros and cons for every option.

The dentist must perform surgery to anchor the “artificial root” into or on your jaw bone. The procedure is done in the dental office with local anesthesia. The gum is then secured over the implant, which will remain covered until it fuses with the bone. The dentist then uncovers the implant and attaches an extension, or post, to the implant. With some implants, the implant and post are a single unit placed in the mouth during the initial surgery. Finally, the dentist makes an artificial tooth, or crown, that is attached to the implant post.

As this is a surgical procedure, all the usual risks with associated with this kind of intervention may be expected:

  • Post op discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

The extent of the above complications do depend from person to person as well as the extent of the surgery required- speak to your dentist to get a better idea of what to expect.

Most patients report that the implant placement was less uncomfortable than an extraction.

Since implants involve surgery and are more involved, they cost more than traditional bridgework. Our patient care advisor , Stacy can help you with this process.

We also offer interest free credit to make treatment more affordable. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they look and feel like natural teeth.

Implant material is made from different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue. There are different types of dental implants: the one we use are placed directly into the jaw bone, like natural tooth roots.

Think of the implants as dental wall plugs in your bone, into which different things can be screwed, such as crowns, bridges or denture-holding special attachments.

The success rate for implants depends on the tooth’s purpose and location in the mouth, as well as a patient’s overall health.

Research papers show 10 year survival rates for implants in the upper jaw are at 85% and 90% for the lower jaw.

Strategically placed, implants can now be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost tends to be greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble real teeth.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they look and feel like natural teeth.

Implant material is made from different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue. There are different types of dental implants: the one we use are placed directly into the jaw bone, like natural tooth roots.

Think of the implants as dental wall plugs in your bone, into which different things can be screwed, such as crowns, bridges or denture-holding special attachments.

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