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Although dentures were the treatment of choice for centuries, dental implants are now the gold standard to replace missing or failing teeth. They replace tooth roots, halting and even reversing jawbone loss and restoring virtually all original bite strength. They are also stable and secure, preventing the slipping, rubbing, and pinching that are common with dentures.
Despite common internet rumors, dental implants are not limited to those in excellent health. If you have an underlying condition that elevates surgical risks, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, it should be tightly controlled. If you have severe jawbone loss, you may need a bone graft. If you have existing tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems, we must fix those first. Within these parameters, though, there is no reason not to enjoy the benefits of dental implants.
Single Tooth Dental Implants
One dental implant topped with a crown is the right choice to replace a single tooth. We will insert a tiny screw of biocompatible titanium into your jawbone and cover it with a healing cap or cover screw. Over the next several weeks, the implant will fuse with the bone, creating a highly stable and secure base. We will then remove the cap and use a piece known as an abutment to attach a customized dental crown.
Implant Supported Bridges
If you are missing three or more teeth in a row, we can attach a dental bridge to an implant at each end, leaving the natural teeth undisturbed. This creates a highly functional and aesthetic restoration that will last for a long time.
Implant Supported Dentures
Just two dental implants can stabilize a removable denture, while a handful of implants can secure a full arch of teeth that never leave your mouth. Traditional dentures restore only a fraction of bite strength and are prone to slipping and pinching, but implant supported dentures restore your ability to eat even tough and sticky foods.
Full Arch with Four to Six Implants
For those who are missing all the teeth on the upper or lower arch, a full arch with four implants is a true game-changer. We can use just four immediate-load implants to secure a full, fixed arch of high quality replacement teeth on the same day as your extractions.
Guided Implant Placement
We use digital technology to create a personalized implant placement guide for each patient. Along with our extensive experience and clinical skills, this allows us to optimize each implant for maximum function, aesthetics, and longevity.