What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants provide a safe, durable replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants function like natural teeth and have a very natural appearance within your mouth. Our doctor is committed to ensuring your optimal comfort and quality care. To that end, we make use of the latest techniques and technologies that allow efficient, stress-free treatment. Many of our patients find dental implants to be an appealing tooth loss solution and are pleased by how relaxed and comfortable their experience can be.

Real Patients – Real Results

Dental Implants Before & After Results, Case 9, After Image
Dental Implants Before & After Results, Case 9, After Image
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Patient Case Study:
Front Tooth Replacement with Dental Implant.

Background:
Our patient lost her front tooth a few years ago and was using a partial denture to fill the gap. She felt very self-conscious about the space when she wasn’t wearing her partial denture. Seeking a more permanent solution, she opted for a dental implant to replace the missing tooth.

Initial Consultation:
During the initial consultation, we discussed the patient’s concerns and her desire for a natural-looking, permanent solution. We explained the dental implant process, including the design, placement, and restoration phases.

Digital Design:
Using advanced digital technology, we designed the replacement tooth to ensure it would blend seamlessly with her natural teeth. This digital planning allowed us to visualize the final result and place the implant in the optimal position for both function and aesthetics.

Implant Placement:
The dental implant was placed in the perfect position during a minor surgical procedure. The placement was done with precision to ensure the implant would support the new tooth effectively and look natural.

Healing Phase:
After the implant was placed, we allowed time for healing and osseointegration, during which the implant securely fused with the jawbone. This phase was crucial for the long-term success of the implant.

Abutment and Crown Installation:
Once healing was complete, we installed the abutment, which acts as a connector between the implant and the crown. Following this, the custom-made crown was placed, perfectly matching the patient’s natural teeth in color, shape, and size.

Partial Denture Retrofit:
The final step involved removing the front tooth from the patient’s partial denture and retrofitting the partial to accommodate her new crown. This adjustment ensured that her partial denture remained functional and comfortable while enhancing her overall appearance.

Outcome:
The patient is extremely satisfied with the result. The dental implant restored her smile, giving her the confidence to show her teeth without hesitation. The implant not only looks and feels like a natural tooth but also provides long-term durability and stability.

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Dental Implants Before & After Results, Case-7, After Image
Dental Implants Before & After Results, Case-7, After Image
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This patient experienced trauma to his front teeth many years ago. Both teeth underwent root canal treatments and remained functional for several decades. Unfortunately, one of these teeth developed a vertical fracture, making it necessary to remove the tooth.

After extracting the fractured tooth, we placed a dental implant to replace it. The case was challenging because the adjacent front tooth was darker due to the previous root canal treatment. To ensure a natural look, we matched the implant to the lighter shade of his canine tooth, allowing it to blend seamlessly with his smile.

The final result successfully restored both function and aesthetics, leaving the patient very pleased with his new, natural-looking smile.

Dental Implants - After Treatment Case 6
Dental Implants - After Treatment Case 6
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This gentleman lost his upper left molars and was having a desire to have more teeth to chew with.

Dental Implants - After Treatment Case 5
Dental Implants - After Treatment Case 5
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The patient’s lower right first molar was deemed non-restorable and subsequently lost due to a significant cavity. Following the extraction, she chose to replace the missing tooth with an implant.

Implantation

Implantation is the first stage in a two-part process that provides a long-term solution for tooth loss. The dental implant, a small titanium post, is gently placed into your jaw by our doctor. This post functions as an artificial tooth root. As it heals, the implant will fuse with your natural bone, creating a strong, secure foundation for the replacement tooth or denture. Throughout the process, our team takes great care in ensuring your optimal comfort.

Dental Implant with Replacement Crown

A replacement crown is a prosthetic tooth that is attached to the dental implant. This crown is custom-designed to look and function like one of your natural teeth. In some cases, a temporary crown may be provided, to provide aesthetic and functional benefit while your implant heals. Once the implant has fully healed, the custom-crafted permanent replacement crown is affixed, restoring the fullness and functionality of your smile. Replacement crowns are a great option for replacing any number of teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures provide another teeth replacement option that can be a great alternative to conventional dentures. Our doctor will recommend a teeth replacement plan based on your individual needs and preferences.

  • Removable Implant-Supported Dentures: provide replacement for all upper and/or lower teeth. They can be removed for cleaning like conventional dentures, yet are far more secure than unsupported dentures. These dentures can be attached with as few as 4 implants, though are more secure with additional implants. Our dentist will advise you on how many implants are best for your removable implant-supported dentures.
  • Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures: also replace all upper and/or lower teeth. These dentures are permanently anchored to your dental implants. They are used to replace a full set of teeth and can be helpful in preventing bone loss. The strength of dental implants provides an ideal anchor for dentures that will not become loose or slip within your mouth.
  • Implant-Secured Partial Fixed Dentures: are a type of bridge that is anchored to one or more dental implants. A standard bridge is a type of partial denture that replaces one or more teeth. The standard bridge secured to surrounding teeth, which can cause these neighboring teeth to become loose. With implant-secured partial fixed dentures, the implant provides the anchor, so your natural teeth are not compromised.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

Dental implants are an aesthetic, effective solution for tooth loss. There are many great benefits to choosing dental implants.

  • Natural looking smile: Dental implants are crafted to closely resemble your natural teeth, restoring a natural-looking smile.
  • Improved oral health: Since there is no need to alter surrounding teeth to anchor implants, more of your natural teeth are preserved intact, improving long-term oral health.
  • Improved speech: With removable, non-anchored dentures, teeth can slip within the mouth, causing slurred or mumbled speech. Dental implants remove that concern.
  • Improved comfort: Dental implants avoid the slipping and discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Improved function: Dental implants function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat without pain.
  • Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Protect healthy bone structure: Empty spaces caused by tooth loss can, over time, lead to deterioration of the jawbone. Since dental implants function like tooth roots, they can prevent this type of deterioration, just as natural teeth do.
  • Long-term solution: Dentures must be replaced about every 5-7 years. Dental implants, when cared for properly, can last a lifetime.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

There are several factors that our doctor will consider before recommending dental implants. Some of these include:

  • Adequate bone support to anchor the implant
  • Healthy gum tissue
  • Sinus and nerve location
  • Overall health, including any chronic illnesses

In some cases, we may recommend advance treatment for your upper or lower jaw to enable you to have the bone support needed for implantation. As always, your treatment plan is created based on your specific needs and goals for your healthy smile.

Be sure to let us know about any medications you are taking during your consultation. Your health and safety are paramount.

FAQs

How Do I Care For My Implants?

You will need to care for your implants just as you care for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing are important to prevent the build-up of plaque. Regular dental cleanings and exams are still an important part of ensuring great oral health.

Is it painful to receive a dental implant?

With the advances of modern technology, most patients report feeling very little discomfort both during and after treatment. Our team is trained and certified to offer sedation with oral surgery, which provides a relaxed, comfortable experience during treatment.

How long will my implants last?

With proper care and treatment, your implants can last a lifetime, just like natural teeth.