What’s a dental implant?
Dental implants take the form of titanium screws that replace one or more missing teeth.
How much does an implant cost?
The price depends on how many implants are actually required. Will we be addressing one tooth or multiple teeth? Each patient is different, therefore your fee will be different.
Am I candidate for dental implantation?
Our certified staff will help determine if you are a candidate. Most candidates are missing one or more teeth. We always take note of the amount of remaining bone that’s available to support the implant.
What’s the purpose of dental implants?
Dental implants are used to replace missing or extracted teeth, offering a favored alternative to standard bridges. With implants, no additional teeth need to be altered in order to replace a damaged or missing tooth.
Are there different types of implants?
We administer different procedures, depending on the nature of your needs. You may require single tooth replacement, multiple teeth replacement, or full arch replacement throughout your entire mouth.
From start to finish, how long will this procedure take?
The implant process commonly lasts a few months. During your initial consultation, our team will examine your existing teeth, take necessary X-rays, and review your medical history. From there, we will create accurate impressions of your teeth and gums.
Once these preliminary steps are completed, we will surgically insert your implant into the opening of the missing tooth. Your implant will take between 3 and 6 months to heal. Throughout this period, your jaw bone will continue to form around the implant. As the implant heals, you will be fitted with a temporary prosthesis until the final crown is installed.
If I wear dentures, will I be able to receive implants?
Of course! If you wear dentures, you may experience a difficult time chewing certain foods. Maybe your dentures move around while you speak. Whatever the case may be, our implants are sure to provide relief.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that was developed to remedy issues with damaged bones and joints. This process involves transplanting bone tissue to separate areas of the body. Whether your bones have sustained damage due to trauma or your joints have grown weak, bone grafting may be right for you. The procedure is also used to encourage bone growth around an implanted device, such as a dental implant.
If necessary, we will perform socket grafting once your tooth extraction is through. This way, our team is able to prevent any issues that may surface throughout the healing process. During a normal period of recovery, after a tooth has been removed, the tooth socket may decrease in size. Socket shrinkage affects the shape and size of the bone contour for implants and traditional bridgework.
In an effort to prevent irregular sockets, our team may fill the hole with an implant or perform immediate socket grafting to eliminate unfilled cavities. Open sockets often cause remaining teeth to drift or shift, leading to misalignment and jaw issues down the road. Our grafting and implant techniques will also improve the overall appearance of your smile, ensuring your complete confidence!