Implants

couple_older_2.jpgDental implants are artificial tooth replacements which provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions, including:

  • All-on-4 Dental Implants: Full Upper/Full Lower Replacements
  • Single tooth replacement
  • Anterior replacement
  • Posterior replacement
  • Full upper replacement

Types of Implants

  • The Root Implant—by far, the most popular—is the most effective because it mirrors the size and shape of a patient’s natural tooth. This implant is often as strong as the patient’s original tooth. The implant or artificial root is placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia, then allowed to heal and integrate with the bone. Once the healing process is completed, and the jawbone is attached to the implant, the patient returns to the dental office where the implant is fitted with the new tooth. This process generally takes anywhere from three to eight months.
  • The Plate Form Implant is ideal in situations where the jawbone is not wide enough to properly support a root implant.
  • The Subperiosteal Implant is used when the jawbone has receded to the point where it can no longer support an implant.
  • All-on-4 Dental Implants:  With the advances in implant dentistry now available, you can soon be eating what you want, when you want and where you want. Your facial muscle tone will be restored. You’ll put 20 years of life back in your smile. You’ll regain the self-confidence and quality of life you lost when you lost your teeth. And you’ll be able to get it all in as little as one day. We are proud to offer the innovative and technologically advanced All-on-4 (AO4) dental implant technique. If you wear dentures or have a mouthful of missing or failing teeth, the All-on-4 procedure is the optimal solution. It is proven and cost effective. And it will give you a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles.

Post Implant Care

Although proper oral hygiene is always recommended for maintaining good dental health, it is especially important when a patient has received a dental implant. Bacteria can attack sensitive areas in the mouth when teeth and gums are not properly cleaned, thus causing gums to swell and jaw bones to gradually recede. Recession of the jawbone will weaken implants and eventually make it necessary for the implant to be removed. Patients are advised to visit their dentists at least twice a year to ensure the health of their teeth and implants. Dental implants can last for decades when given proper care.