What is implant dentistry?

Implant dentistry is the art and science of replacing your missing teeth with an artificial tooth. Dental implants allow your dentist to replace missing teeth in areas where there were no other suitable treatment options. Implant dentistry has opened up a new gateway into how dentists can fix and replace missing teeth. Patients are more and more inclined to choose dental implants over dentures and bridges due to the success rate of dental implants and their longevity. Nowadays, implant dentistry has become an integral and essential part of almost every dental practice. Oftentimes, dental implants can be placed in a single day or even at the same time as pulling your damaged teeth. You can even receive your dental implants and walk out with fixed teeth all on the same day!

Schedule a consultation with an implant specialist before you go convincing yourself that dental implants aren't for you. The implant dentist will go over all of your options and explain the process to you. You'll be surprised at how easy and simple dental implant dentistry has become. So stop struggling with food, avoid harder food items, and chew only on one side. Schedule your implant consultation today and improve your quality of life forever!


Dental implants have become simpler and more affordable than ever with advancements in technology

What can implant dentistry offer me?

Dental implants are the best way to replace your missing teeth and teeth which can no longer be saved. Dental implants replace your missing teeth without harming the adjacent teeth. In most cases, you can't even tell dental implants apart from natural teeth. Here are some other reasons why implant dentistry has become so popular:

  • You can use dental implants to replace anywhere from a single missing tooth all the way to all of your teeth
  • A well-placed and maintained dental implant should last you a lifetime
  • Dental implants do not harm your remaining teeth the way that dentures and bridges do
  • Dental implants are easy to clean and maintain
  • Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth do
  • You can even use implants to stabilize existing dentures and make them more comfortable to wear


You can replace all of your teeth with all-on-four dental implants

What are some of the different implant procedures?

With implant dentistry, you can pretty much replace any missing tooth in your mouth. Whether it's your front tooth, back tooth, a single tooth, or all of your teeth, dental implants can replace your missing teeth. Here are some common dental implant procedures which you may come across:


Whether you're missing one tooth or all of your teeth, implant dentistry can help fix your smile


The newer generation of dental implants are sturdy and fracture-resistant. As a result, your dentist can often times place your dental implants at the same time as removing the damaged teeth. Other times, your dentist might be able to place the implant post and add a temporary crown at the same time. This process is known as teeth-in-a-day. With teeth-in-a-day you can walk into your dentist's office with a bunch of broken teeth in the morning and walk out later that day with a complete set of teeth locked in place! Of course, there are many subsequent visits to finish up the actual treatment. Nevertheless, a skilled implant dentist can give you some wonderful temporary teeth on the same day.


Bone Augmentation Procedures

Nowadays, just about everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. You may have heard things like "you don't have enough bone for implants" or "your sinuses are too low to place an implant". With advanced bone augmentation techniques, implant dentistry can restore your bone to successfully place implants in just about any region of the mouth. Consequently, just about everyone is a good candidate for implant dentistry with these newer techniques. Schedule your appointment with an implant specialist to learn more about your treatment options involving dental implants.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a great option to improve your denture fit without spending a fortune. By placing as few as two to four implants, you can anchor your false teeth in place for a much-improved fit. Your dentures will attach to these supporting implants to make them more stable and functional. As a result, you get improved chewing, better speech, fewer sore lesions, and a better overall denture experience.

All-on-4 Teeth & Full Mouth Dental Implants

You can now replace all of your missing teeth with permanent ones using dental implants. There are two treatments for replacing all of your missing teeth with a fixed restoration. The first option is all-on-four teeth and the other one is full mouth dental implants. All-on-four implants is the easier and more cost-effective treatment option. Your dentist will place as few as four dental implants to secure a set of fixed porcelain or zirconia teeth. Full mouth dental implants is a bit more complicated and cost significantly more. Yyur dentist will place about 6 to 10 dental implants per arch. Then he or she will fabricate crowns and bridges that sit on top of these implants to replace all of your missing teeth. All-on-four teeth and full mouth dental implants give you a permanent smile. Both options offer permanent, fixed teeth which look and feel like natural teeth. These teeth never come out of your mouth. You can smile and eat as if you'd never lost your teeth in the first place. To learn more about these amazing tooth replacement options, schedule an implant consultation with an experienced dentist near you. The sooner you get your teeth, the more you can enjoy them!


You can replace all of your missing teeth with permanent ones with all-on-four teeth or full mouth dental implants

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