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Dental Implants


Dental implants are made of titanium and represent a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth. A completed implant includes three pieces: the implant itself (a titanium screw that is placed in the jawbone), the abutment (a connector between the implant and crown), and the crown (the part that is visible and looks like a tooth). Our doctors will place the implant and the abutment, and the crown will be completed by one of our Implant Doctors.


Dental Implants | The Process

1. Consultation
During the initial phase of the dental implant process, imaging is gathered along with your medical and dental histories to give us a clear picture of your current health. We will then explore your treatment options with you to formulate a plan that ensures that both your health goals and budgetary needs are met.
2. Extraction
The next step is to have the tooth in question extracted. In some cases, we may be able to place the implant at the same time of extraction. In others, bone grafting will be required prior to implant placement (see next step).
3. Bone Grafting
It is fairly common for the jawbone to lack the mass needed to accept an implant. In this case, a bone graft will be performed first to strengthen the target area. Bone grafting is typically followed by several months of healing before the implant can be placed.
4. Dental Implant Surgery
During the implant procedure itself, a titanium screw is inserted into your jawbone. You will be anesthetized for comfort during the surgery, which takes about 1-2 hours.
5. Osseointegration
After placing the implant, we cover it with the surrounding soft tissue and let it sit for 3 months in order to fuse with the bone.
6. Final Restoration
After osseointegration is complete, an abutment is placed on the implant to connect with the final crown restoration. Typically, the final restoration is done by a general dentist.

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

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All-On-4 Implants

All-on-4® is a minimally invasive method of placing a full mouth of implants using four implants to support a full arch (upper or lower) fixed non-removable replacement teeth. All-on-4® allows you to have a full set of teeth without having to undergo multiple surgeries and replacements to place a full set of implants in your mouth.

The best thing about All-on-4® is that we can typically complete the procedure in our office during a single appointment under local anesthesia. For our patients who have lost all their teeth or may need to have the remaining teeth pulled due to decay, this is an amazing advancement that allows them to have a full set of teeth, all in one day, without undergoing multiple procedures.

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Reasons for Restorative Dentistry

Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
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