Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. They are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, a crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the implant, providing a stable and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.
Benefits of dental implants include:

  • Single & Multiple Implants
  • Replacing a Single Tooth: If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.
  • Replacing Several Teeth: If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
  • Replacing All of Your Teeth: If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them (All on 4 & Overdentures).

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease

What to Expect After Receiving a Dental Implant
Your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply!

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All on 4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 dental implants are a dental restoration option for patients who are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. This treatment involves the placement of four dental implants in the jawbone to support a full arch of replacement teeth.

The "All-on-4" concept was developed to provide a solution for patients who have lost all their teeth or are facing the loss of all their teeth and want a more stable and permanent alternative to traditional dentures. With All-on-4 dental implants, a fixed bridge of teeth can be attached to the implants, providing a natural-looking and functional replacement for missing teeth.

The key benefits of All-on-4 dental implants include:

  • Improved Stability: The dental implants provide a stable foundation for the replacement teeth, allowing patients to eat and speak with confidence.
  • Preservation of Jawbone: Dental implants help preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss, which can occur when teeth are missing.
  • Natural Appearance: The replacement teeth are custom-made to match the natural shape and color of the patient's remaining teeth, providing a natural appearance.
  • Convenience: All-on-4 dental implants are a fixed solution, so there is no need to remove them for cleaning or maintenance.
  • Immediate Results: In many cases, the All-on-4 procedure can be completed in a single day, providing patients with immediate results.
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Guided Dental Implant Surgery

Guided dental implant surgery, also known as computer-guided implant surgery or guided implant placement, is a technique used to precisely place dental implants using computer technology and 3D imaging. This technology allows for more accurate implant placement, leading to better outcomes and reduced risk of complications.

The process of guided dental implant surgery typically involves the following steps:

  • CT Scan: A cone beam CT scan is taken of the patient's jaw to create a 3D image of the bone structure and surrounding anatomy.
  • Virtual Planning: Using specialized software, the dentist or oral surgeon can plan the implant placement virtually, taking into account the ideal position, angle, and depth for each implant.
  • Fabrication of Surgical Guide: A surgical guide, also known as a stent, is fabricated based on the virtual plan. The surgical guide is a custom-made device that fits over the patient's teeth or gums and has holes or channels that guide the implant placement.
  • Surgical Procedure: During the actual surgery, the surgical guide is placed in the patient's mouth, and the implants are placed through the guide according to the pre-determined plan.
  • Follow-Up: After the implants are placed, the patient is monitored during the healing process to ensure proper integration of the implants with the bone.