This is a systematic process where the dental hygienist and the dentist investigate your overall oral health in order to identify any areas of concern. The Oral evaluation will consist of your medical history, a view of your oral supporting structures, gum measurements, and radiographs (x-rays).
After the oral evaluation the dentist may choose to create a treatment plan to address the areas of concern. In many cases a filling, root canal, crown, bridge, or mini dental implants are used to restore your smile to its original luster. Usually impressions are taken on the first visit to prepare the laboratory.
On your final visit, your final restoration will be placed or your prosthetic denture will be delivered. We will make adjustments to your bite so that the crown or denture is seated in the proper location. Most patients who have missing teeth leave the office smiling after only two visits.
Replacing a single tooth with a single tooth implant does not endanger the health of the neighboring teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
Several missing teeth can also be replaced with individual implants. With this method, a dental implant will be placed at the site of each missing tooth, providing ideal replicas of your lost teeth. Multiple teeth may also be restored with an implant bridge, which is a prosthetic comprised of three or more crown units, depending upon the number of missing teeth.
One of the most rewarding and exciting new procedures in dentistry today is the system for making loose dentures tight and comfortable. Mini dental implants provide denture patients with the ability to eat, smile and speak with confidence. In as little as 1 hour, 4-6 dental implants can be placed and your dentures can be fitted over the implants. The patient leaves the office with stable denture which can be used IMMEDIATELY.
In addition, placement of these implants results in little to no post operative discomfort. Many patients who were not candidates for conventional implants because they didn’t have enough bone or because of finances are now mini dental implant candidates.
Made of Hybrid Resin or Zirconia, the removable bridge involves placement of between 6-10 implants, determined by bone volume and bone quality. This is a fixed hybrid bridge that can be detached by the dentist as needed at recall cleaning visits.
The Fixed Roundhouse Zirconia Bridge involves placement of between 10-12 implants, determined by the bone volume and bone quality. The final bridge is tried in for patient comfort and aesthetic approval and then cemented in place. You no longer need to worry about your teeth moving or falling out because this is a cemented zirconia bridge.
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