Dental implants are one of the most popular additions to our service menu. Implants are helping many patients overcome dental issues in a permanent way that looks and feels amazing. A dental implant replaces a missing natural tooth root with a titanium post that has the capability to regenerate a brand-new tooth root.
The implant not only provides a strong, secure base for a crown or to hold a partial or denture, it helps regenerate the natural bone structure in through a process called osseointegration. The term comes from the Latin osseus, meaning bony and integrare, which means ‘to make whole’. Through this process, the implant becomes a permanent part of your jawbone, resulting in a secure, confident, and stronger smile.
One of the greatest things about working with patients is seeing their reaction to their new smile. If you have been living with missing teeth for a while, you may have forgotten how it feels to smile without worry. Dental implants can help you regain that sense of confidence and joy.
Placing a dental implant requires several steps. First, we will have a consultation and assess your overall gum health and jawbone health. We will take a series of images and discuss if implant placement is a good option for you. If we see your supporting jawbone isn’t robust enough to hold an implant, we will discuss the option of bone grafting. Bone grafting helps patients with weak or atrophied bone structure start with a strong and healthy base. Bone can come from another area of your body, or we can use synthetic bone.
Once the structure is sound, we will be ready to place your implant. You will be comfortable during your procedure. If you are anxious, we can provide sedation options to help you relax. Once fully relaxed and numb, we will surgically implant the titanium post into the jawbone. Depending on your exact procedure, you may leave the appointment with the tooth section of the implant attached. Over the next few months, osseointegration will take place and your implant will incorporate itself to become a permanent part of your jaw. Once healed, you will return to Family Dental Practice so we can place your crown.
Implant restoration usually refers to the placement of the final crown at the end of the implant process, but Family Dental Practice can also assist with existing implants that have failed or broken or soft tissue recession surrounding a compromised implant. We would be happy to take a look!
If you currently wear dentures or are tired of treating the same teeth repeatedly, implant-supported dentures are a strong, long-lasting, and natural-looking solution. The general process requires removal of any severely decayed or problem teeth, the placement of implants in the jawbone, and finally the secure attachment of full-arch dentures. Ask us about implant-supported denture options!
Hybridge is a way to fully replace the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth. As the video shows, we will extract the problem teeth and replace them with several implants. (You receive temporary teeth to wear during the healing process, so you won’t go for any length of time without a smile.) Once healed, we attach and adjust your permanent dentures, and you go home with a secure, beautiful smile and new lease on life!
Teeth Tomorrow is a full-arch dental implant solution for patients who are missing multiple teeth. The Teeth Tomorrow procedure results in a beautiful, permanently-placed full- arch smile in just 24 hours.
The procedure itself is set up in two appointments. The first consists of any necessary extractions and implant placements. After you recover overnight, you return the next day for the fitting and attachment of your permanent smile. No temporaries time without teeth is necessary–your new smile is nearly instant!
We can’t wait to help you reclaim your life! Get off the hamster wheel of root canals, crowns, and failing teeth. With implants you can transform your smile–permanently.
Dr. Will and Dr. Kyle are general dentists performing oral surgery services.
With extended office hours we can find an appointment time that works with your busy schedule. We are also available for emergency appointments on the weekends. We offer comprehensive dental care in the office to include orthodontics, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric care and more. Don’t wait to take care of your oral health – contact us today for an appointment.