A titanium post is surgically implanted into the jaw just below the gum line. This allows the dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge without having to anchor it to the teeth on either side. The implant will actually fuse with the jawbone so that artificial teeth, dentures or bridges mounted on the implant will remain stable. You will need healthy gums and adequate bone to support an implant. If the bone is too soft or thin, you may require a bone graft.
If you are missing a single tooth an implant and a customized crown can fix the problem. A titanium screw is surgically implanted into the jaw bone, this acts as a permanent replacement for the missing root. Onto the implant, we then can add a crown that has been customized to fit exactly the look of your other teeth in shape and color. Once the implant and crown are in you can be sure they are solid and secure. You can smile again.
Anyone who is missing a single tooth or has a decayed tooth is certainly a candidate for this procedure. Other factors include having healthy gums free of periodontal disease, being old enough that the jaw has stopped growing and you should also have enough bone to support and anchor the implant. If you don’t have enough bone, a graft can be done or, an implant might be recommended to prevent further bone loss. Smoking or alcoholism are risk factors for an adverse outcome.
Advanced technology usually allows us to give you a single implant and a temporary crown in one day. When you leave the office the permanent crown is crafted to fit your smile and tooth color perfectly and it’s fitted later.
Four titanium screws, replacing the roots, are put in the jaw where they have the capacity to support a full arch of teeth. This can be done on the upper or lower jaw.
If you’re missing all or most of your teeth, you may be a candidate. If you have enough bone to support the implants, are free of gum disease this could be your answer.
Instead of a single implant for each tooth, four screws are surgically put into the jaw, onto them we place a full arch of new teeth, replacing all the teeth at once.
Our advanced technology allows four implants to replace all the teeth on the top or bottom. Because we use titanium, the implants have the ability to fuse to the bone, becoming part of the jaw for lasting strength.
Permanent teeth are teeth applied to an implant that has been screwed into the jaw. The implant is titanium so it eventually fuses with the bone. They are stable, strong and function the same as the natural teeth, matching the arch in color and shape and last for a long time. They cannot be removed except by a dentist so, unlike dentures or bridges, they do not come out to be cleaned. They are brushed and flossed the same as your natural teeth.
If you have a missing tooth or a deteriorating tooth that is causing you to be self-conscious about your smile or is causing pain when you chew, then a permanent tooth is a good option for you. An implant replaces the old tooth and the root giving you a stronger artificial tooth that looks and functions exactly like a natural tooth, except lasting longer. If you have enough bone in your jaw to support the implant then permanent teeth could be the answer.
Because of our advanced technology we are able to replace a broken or missing tooth using simple surgery with a solid, stable, permanent tooth from the root up. The new tooth will last, look and function beautifully.
People with metal allergies may find Zirconium Dioxide, “ceramic” implants, are an ideal alternative. Ceramic implants fuse to the bone and give the same stability and strength to the implant as titanium does.
Anyone with a missing or broken tooth is a good implant candidate. If you have metal allergies or have experienced trouble with metal implants in the past, ceramic implants are perfect for you.
The non-metal implant process is the same as titanium only the materials are different. There is a short, simple surgery to implant the ceramic base then a crown is placed on top.
We have been able to create a non-metal implant for those who have allergies to titanium but need to have a permanent tooth put in. This material promotes bone growth and lasts a long time and looks beautiful.
When there is not enough bone in the jaw or the bone present isn’t strong enough to support an implant, a bone graft may be necessary. We use bone grafting material, naturally occurring and biocompatible, which is then grafted to the jawbone. Time is needed for the graft to create new, strong bone to support the implant. This can take several months. However, if there is only a small graft needed, this can be done at the same time as the implant surgery.
Jawbone loss or recession can result in a sunken look to your face and it can contribute to tooth loss. If you have bone loss and you need a dental implant, a bone graft is usually necessary. Soft or weak bone density can also be cause for a bone graft. An implant needs strong bone in order for it to be strong and remain stable. An implant can stimulate bone growth, however, there has to be enough bone for the implant to take.
With advances, we now have biocompatible grafting materials that can help strengthen the current bone and make an implant possible. Healing time can be reduced and bone growth can be stimulated. The implant is more secure and long-lasting.
This surgery adds bone to the upper jaw in the area of the premolar and molars. In the area between the jaw and the maxillary sinuses, the spaces on either side of the nose.
A sinus lift is done when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or when the sinuses are too close to the jaw preventing an implant from having purchase.
You may if you’ve had tooth loss it can lead to bone loss as well. If you’re having implants you will need sufficient strong bone for implants to be secure and stable.
A sinus lift allows for bone material to be placed beneath the sinus cavity so that implants can be safely and securely placed and last for years to come. With advancements, most patients experience little discomfort during the procedure.
PRF is a process where your blood is drawn and centrifuged to concentrate all the natural healing molecules into a clot which can then be used by itself for mixed into grafting. Using PRF can accelerate how quickly a surgical site may heal by providing the necessary signaling molecules the body needs to stimulate its normal remodeling and repair processes. This causes soft tissue to fill faster and, bone remodeling and growth to occur more efficiently. Some call it the silver bullet of grafting.
PRF is an excellent addition to any oral surgery procedure: wisdom teeth extractions, implants, bone grafts, sinus lifts, and even delicate gum grafts. PRF is a product of you, it cannot be manufactured and what you produce can only be used by you. It is the harnessing of your own healing molecules to induce quicker healing, bone growth, and grafting. There is never a potential for body rejection or allergic reaction when using PRF because there are no foreign bodies involved.
Your blood is centrifuged according to a set of protocols to concentrate all your naturally occurring healing molecules into a clot. Once the clot is formed it can be used for multiple purposes in your healing and surgical process.
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