A dental implant is a man made titanium tooth root. The implant is placed into the bone and then a tooth or teeth are placed on top of that. For a full arch or mouth of teeth that need to be replaced, a screwed in, Fixed Hybrid Bridge is attached to the implants the day they are placed. This gives you a you a permanent set of teeth the same day that your old teeth are removed. They don’t have to be taken out and you don’t need adhesives.
They are very comfortable as they don’t press down on your gums and can help restore your facial features. You can eat all your favorite foods while experiencing the hot, cold and taste of your food.
Similar to using just 4 implants, 6 implants are placed in the arch rather than four. Our doctors use this technique as their experience has shown that it gives more strength to the set of teeth being placed on them. Great results can also be achieved using 4 implants. With 4, we use “Snap In Dentures” which are very secure, yet are still removable.Very careful planning must be done in order to position the implants correctly for the optimum fit. This is where our 3-D CAT scan technology comes in to play as we are able to get precise placement using this technology.
The first set of teeth that are placed on the implants are called healing teeth. These teeth are placed on the implants in the beginning to allow the bone to heal and fuse to the implants. Once this is accomplished, you will come back in where a permanent set of teeth that has been customized and designed just for you will be placed.
We Make You Totally Comfortable
Our goal is to make every patient as comfortable as possible and that is especially true when it comes to placing implants. That is why we offer sedation services in our office. Most everyone opts for the IV sedation. Our board certified anesthesiologist will help you sleep through the entire procedure.
If you have questions about sedation, give us a call. We are always happy to help.
Why Choose Us For Your Dental Implant Needs?
Here are a few reasons to choose us: