Placement of a dental implant is the most sustainable, life-like solution when a failing or missing tooth needs to be permanently replaced. Implants are cylinders, usually made of titanium, that are inserted surgically under the gum and into the jaw where they serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. During the healing period, the implant fuses to the bone in your jaw acting like the root of the tooth. A crown would then be fitted to the implant to fully restore the missing tooth. This type of replacement gives you the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. Additionally, a dental implant helps preserve facial structure and inhibits bone deterioration after tooth removal.
When multiple teeth are missing, traditional partial or full dentures may be an option to restore proper function to a patient’s mouth. With the ability to place implants in the upper or lower jawbone, you will have a comfortable, stable and secure anchor for replacement teeth or dentures. Placing implants in conjunction with a denture provides superior chewing ability and ease of cleaning and maintenance. Implant retained dentures can often make the sore gums and clicking noises associated with dentures a thing of the past.
If you want to replace your ill-fitting denture, or need to restore an entire arch of failing teeth, our office is able to offer an efficient and simple solution. Teeth In a Day treatment method provides patients with an immediate fixed prosthesis supported by at least four implants which are strategically placed into the jaw bone. This service helps create a beautiful smile, lifelike functionality, and an improved quality of life and overall health.
Bone loss to the jaw is a serious consequence of missing teeth, periodontal disease and other oral health issues. In order to ensure success of certain dental procedures such as extractions, implants, or to even save a tooth, some patients may need a procedure called a bone graft to rebuild healthy alveolar bone. This is done by injecting sterile bone material to stimulate natural bone growth. A membrane may then be placed to promote regeneration and healing at the graft site. When the foundation of the jaw is healthy and strong, it expands your restorative options for tooth replacement as well as benefits your facial structure and appearance.
In preparation for dental implant placement, a sinus lift may be needed for additional support and bone integration. This procedure is needed when an extracted upper tooth socket heals, but leaves an area of collapsed bone. Bone atrophy can also worsen at the site of the missing tooth over time. At the time of procedure, bone is added to the ridge between your upper jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. Once healed, a successful sinus lift procedure will create a bone mass that will enable dental implants to be inserted, and remain in place for many years.