Single Tooth Dental Implants
Dental implants replace tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium and are placed in the jawbone. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months in a process called osseointegration. After the fusing process, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors. A crown can then be attached to the abutment post.
Implant Supported Bridge
An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for a patient’s natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
For patients who are missing many or all of their teeth, implant supported dentures may be an alternative to traditional dentures. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. In order to replace a full arch denture, a minimum of four implants is generally recommended. Eligibility for this solution is dependent upon a number of factors, with jaw bone density being one of the most significant determining factors.
Traditional dentures rely on an acrylic base that sits directly on the gums, held in place by a paste or adhesive. Using implants as supports for dentures allows for a smaller and more comfortable base and less shifting of the prosthesis during use.
Implants can support both full and partial dentures as well as both fixed and removable dentures. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives.
The All-on-4® treatment concept is a unique implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth to replace a full arch of teeth using only 4 implants as “anchors”. This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.Learn More About All-on-4®
Teeth in a Day
If you are a candidate, this innovative procedure allows you to transition from complete edentulism or failing teeth to a complete set of non-removable teeth held in place by dental implants- all in the span of one day.Learn More About Teeth in a Day