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Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Implant Dentistry is a process which replaces damaged or missing teeth with metal posts and artificial teeth that look and function just like real teeth. Dental implant surgery can offer a welcomed alternative to dentures or bridgework that may not fit well or when a lack of natural teeth roots can't allow for building dentures or bridgework.

Stabilize Your Dentures With Implants

Dental implants can stabilize dentures and virtually eliminate many of the problems associated with complete tooth loss and wearing dentures. In fact, for those patients who have lost a significant amount of bone and lip support, a removable overdenture, which fits “over” the dental implants will often be the treatment of choice. Studies over the past two decades have confirmed the increased patient satisfaction resulting from this affordable treatment option. 

What is a Full-Arch Fixed Implant Bridge?

For dental implants with dental bridges - the dental implants act as new tooth roots with a fixed dental bridge over these dental implants. With this dental implant teeth option - it is similar for the patient to having a new set of teeth, only this time on implant posts.

Main benefits of full arch implant bridges:

  • A fixed, stable & secure solution

  • A long lasting solution, often for life

  • no more loose dentures, especially in the mandible (lower jaw) – improved quality of life

  • Full arch dental implant bridges are the only fixed alternative in situations where no teeth are present for anchoring.

 

A full arch fixed implant bridge is the closest to natural teeth and over time will just feel like natural teeth. They will provide you the comfort and natural look like a full set of natural teeth.

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Dental implants may be right for you if:

  • Have one or more missing teeth
     

  • Have a jawbone that's reached full growth
     

  • Have adequate bone to secure the implants or are able to have a bone graft
     

  • Have healthy oral tissues
     

  • Don't have health conditions that will affect bone healing
     

  • Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
     

  • Want to improve your speech
     

  • Are willing to commit several months to the process

Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth. Because the titanium in the implants fuses with your jawbone, the dental implants won't slip, make noise or cause bone damage the way fixed bridgework or dentures might. And the materials can't decay like your own teeth that support regular bridgework can.

The type of Dental Implant Surgery performed depends on the type of implant and the current condition of your jawbone. Implant Dentistry may involve several procedures. The major benefit of implant surgery is the solid support for your new teeth — a process that requires the bone to heal tightly around the implant. Bone healing requires time, the process may take months to heal.

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