Developments in recent dental technology now allows us to rebuild many patients smiles in as little as a day. Dental implants mimic the root of a tooth, giving us a foundation for permanent, non-removable restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and permanently secured dentures.
Using the latest advances in CT scanning and dental sedation, The Implanted Teeth in a Day® treatment can accurately and quickly place a surgical dental implant in the morning and send you home in the afternoon with beautiful and permanently attached dental restorations.
Patients that currently have ill-fitting dentures and/or teeth that are periodontally involved, can have the Implanted Teeth in a Day® procedure with a full set of dental implants, avoiding the need for conventional removable dentures or partials.
If you only have one or two problem areas, a single implant can be placed using a local anesthetic. A temporary crown or bridge is placed until a permanent restoration can be cemented over the implant collar. A single implant site is best for patients who have lost a tooth due to an accident, a fractured root canaled tooth, or a single, periodontally involved tooth.
Crowns, bridges, and dentures over implants maintain the look and function of your natural teeth and allows a patient to regain full function of their mouth as well as restores the cosmetic appearance of a beautiful smile. Patients who undergo these treatments notice an increase in confidence and quality of life and can once again eat foods like steak and corn with ease and enjoyment.
What is an implant?
An implant is simply a titanium post that is placed into the bone to mimic the root of a natural tooth. It has ridges and small holes in it that provides a scaffold of sorts for your natural bone tissue to adhere to and grown around, forming a solid structure for your crown, bridge or denture to be cemented onto. Dental implants are an excellent choice if you don’t want removable dentures or need a single tooth replaced without compromising surrounding teeth to make a bridge.
You should consider dental implants if:
You have a single tooth that is missing or damaged
You want to smile with pride and confidence
You have joint or jaw pain due to missing teeth
You want to speak and chew without the discomfort of conventional dentures
Dental implants are quite literally changing the face of dentistry!
Here are some benefits of implants over conventional dentistry:
Replacing one tooth with a single implant over the conventional three-tooth bridge saves money and time in the dental chair.
You can preserve the integrity of surrounding teeth instead of cutting into a healthy tooth to support a standard bridge
No need for goopy glues or denture pastes, you can chew foods without worry
Because each implant is free-standing, they are easier to floss and brush, making them simpler to maintain
What is the procedure for dental implants?
Generally, the process takes a few months from start to finish.
Detailed preliminary work, including x-rays, impressions and exams evaluate the area to make sure you are a good candidate for dental implants. During the implant placement appointment, you will be numbed, and an implant will be surgically placed into the bone and left to heal, allowing your bone to grow into and around the implant on its own for up to six months. While many implants are placed with the post and “anchor” already intact, some implants require a second surgery to place another piece which will hold the artificial tooth.
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