Dental Implant Options
Dental implants are often used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. For those who have had conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or removable bridges, there is often much improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after dental implants.
All Missing Teeth
Multiple Missing Teeth
One Missing Tooth
What is a Dental Implant?
With implants, a small titanium screw serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. These implants are an excellent anchor for the replacement tooth because of the biocompatible properties of titanium. After implantation, the titanium fuses with the bone and is comfortable and durable.
The Dental Implants Consist of:
- Implant: A surgically placed into titanium screw and permanently attaches to your jaw
- Abutment: Connects the implant to the replacement tooth
- Crown: The replacement tooth
Patients can eat and drink whatever they choose after implant replacement because their new teeth look, feel and function much like natural teeth. Additionally, people previously embarrassed about their smile or worried about dental issues are extremely pleased with their new look.
All on 4
All on 4 was developed as a method to restore the full arches of the upper and lower jaws. This technique provides a non-removable dental arch secured by as little as four dental implants – all on the same day. This entire process is less invasive and involves less surgical time than previous treatments.
For patients who have or need dentures (or need complete restorations) on the upper or lower teeth, All on 4 is the best option.
Implant supported-bridges are an excellent replacement solution when several teeth in a row are missing. The bridge is anchored to implants for support, and the look, feel, and function of these bridges are like natural teeth. This is also a less expensive implant option for each tooth that needs replacing.