Implant Learning Center

Dental implants can be a great solution for patents with one or more missing teeth. If you still have questions about dental implants, we have provided this Dental Implant Learning Center for you. We hope you find it helpful.

Dental implants are still an excellent option for replacing just a single tooth. When a tooth is lost, over time the bone density in the jaw will begin to diminish, which will result in a sunken, aged appearance and your surrounding teeth will begin to shift out of place. By placing a dental implant, you can preserve your facial structure and protect the rest of your teeth.

We offer an all-ceramic crown on dental implant, which lets you have your new replacement tooth almost immediately! The crown will be secured to the dental implant, alleviating any wait time.

To get a single tooth implant, you will first have an examination with the dentist. We will then take X-Rays to prepare and plan for the new dental implant. Once it is created, we will place your new dental implant and crown, and you can walk out of the office with a new, beautiful and whole smile!

Yes, we often replace multiple teeth with dental implants. When teeth are lost, over time the bone density in the jaw will begin to diminish, which will result in a sunken, aged appearance and your surrounding teeth will begin to shift out of place. By placing a dental implant, you can preserve your facial structure and protect the rest of your teeth.

For your multiple teeth replacement procedure, we will implant one or multiple dental implants into the jaw. We will then create a fixed bridge for your replacement teeth, which will be attached to your dental implants. Getting multiple dental implants placed typically takes between 4-5 office visits, but the results are well worth it. You will be able to speak freely, eat whatever you want, and enjoy full functionality of your mouth!

Yes, dental implants are a great option for replacing a full arch. When teeth are lost, over time the bone density in the jaw will begin to diminish, which will result in a sunken, aged appearance and your surrounding teeth will begin to shift out of place. By placing a dental implant, you can preserve your facial structure and protect the rest of your teeth. Full dental implants are an excellent and permanent solution to dentures with great aesthetic appeal.

For your whole arch replacement, we will place several implants into the jaw to provide enough support for a full arch bridge with your replacement teeth. The fixed bridge will be attached to your implants for a strong fit. For full arch replacements, it may take between 8-10 office visits, but the results are well worth it. You will be able to speak freely, eat whatever you want, and enjoy full functionality of your mouth!

Mini Dental Implants (MDIs) have changed the face of dental implants by eliminating the need for multiple office visits and need for surgery. MDIs are smaller versions of dental implants, as they are placed directly into the jawbone to act as a natural tooth root. Typically they are used instead of the full-size dental implant to secure dentures and overdentures.

MDIs require significantly less bone density than full dental implants do, which means they are more easily obtainable for many patients. There is no recovery time with a mini dental implant, so your prosthesis may be attached the very same day.

  • Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most common type of dental implant. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
  • Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures due to limited bone height

If you have one or more missing teeth, you are most likely a candidate for dental implants. The most successful dental implants are placed on those who have ample bone density. However, we are able to perform bone grafting procedures on those who are lacking enough bone material in order to place dental implants.

How long your dental implants will take depends on how many dental implants are being placed, whether or not you will need a bone graft, and your personal healing time. Typically, the process can take between 3-6 months. However, the wait is well worth it. You will be able to speak freely, eat whatever you want, and enjoy full functionality of your mouth!