There are many restoration alternatives that will be considered, depending on your unique problem.
Our specialists are leading experts in implants and restorative dentistry. Our team of Periodontists and Prosthodontists work together to analyze, diagnose and provide a comprehensive treatment plan, while always keeping your optimum oral health as the foundation of your care.
This unique combination of specialties allows us to provide comprehensive treatment in one practice, from surgical implant treatment through to restoration.
- Purpose of Implants
- Benefits of Implants
- Single Tooth Implants
- Multiple Tooth Implants
- Implant Retained Dentures
Dental implants are titanium anchors
Implants are used to permanently replace teeth that are missing or cannot be saved. They serve as root replacements to support crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry and have become the standard of care for replacement of missing or soon to be missing teeth.
Our specialists have vast experience in the placement and restoration of dental implants. They lecture nationally and internationally on implants, advanced surgical & restorative procedures, as well as teach and mentor local dentists in these techniques.
Look, Feel & Function of natural teeth
Best Long-Term Solution
Implants are the best long-term solution for the replacement of missing teeth. With the highest success rate over any tooth-replacement option of over 95%.
Stops Bone Loss & Improves Facial Structure
Implants act like the roots of teeth, in that they help prevent bone loss that inevitably follows tooth loss. This preservation of bone may help preserve your appearance and facial contours that result in minimizing wrinkles.
Reduce the Load on Your Remaining Teeth & Structures
Dental implants reduce the load on the remaining oral structures and teeth by offering independent support and retention for crowns, bridges and overdentures.
Preserve Adjacent Teeth
Dental implants reduce the need for restorative intervention involving adjacent teeth.
Improved Chewing & Speaking
Implant overdentures and All-on-4 implants with fixed bridges have been shown to contribute to improved chewing efficiency and speaking compared to complete (removable) dentures.
When you have one tooth missing
A single implant is inserted into the bone to replace the root of a tooth; a crown then goes on top to simulate an actual tooth.
This treatment choice has a high success rate, making it the best long-term investment for replacing a single missing tooth or one that has to be removed. Even if the initial cost is slightly higher than other options, it can be the most cost-effective solution in the long-run.
An implant is the solution that feels most similar to the tooth that it replaces.
When you have more than one tooth missing
Implants provide an ideal replacement mechanism if you have lost or will lose several teeth. For example, if you are missing three teeth in a row, a fixed bridge can be created supported by two implants. This consists of two implants, one on either side of the gap, and a crown in between that has no implant underneath.
Using implants rather than supporting false teeth with adjacent natural teeth, avoids preparation/cutting of tooth structure which could weaken them and make them more susceptible to future decay, root canal problems or fracture.
The alternative of one implant per tooth can also be considered, if individualized teeth are the preferred solution.
Also called the ‘TEETH IN ONE DAY’ concept
All-on-4 is a revolutionary oral rehabilitation approach for people who have lost all their teeth, or for those who must consider many extractions due to disease, with the placement of as few as 4 implants to support a fixed or non-removable prosthesis. Because of the reduced number of implants and their unique positioning, All-on-4™ is a financially reasonable, stable, and reliable solution for patients with a complete dental arch with missing teeth.
Many patients who may not have been candidates for implants in the past, can undergo this treatment due to the unique placement of 2 posterior implants at a 45 degree angle – requiring less bone height by avoiding enlarged sinuses to safely and securely anchor the implants, often without major bone grafting procedures.
The All-on-4™ solution is documented to have a high rate of success with life-changing and satisfying results for patients previously forced to consider full dentures.
Advantages of All-on-4™
Why All-on-4™ is the Best Treatment Option for patients wanting to get rid of their dentures, and for people with failing teeth in need of a full upper and/or lower restoration:
Unlike conventional dentures, the All-on-4™ procedure allows you to have non-removable teeth that feel and function similar to natural teeth. The All-on-4™ procedure eliminates the day-to-day frustrations and discomfort of dentures.
Unlike conventional dentures which have a lot of acrylic material, that cover the palate in the case of an upper denture, and could negatively affect your appearance, All-on-4™ gives you teeth that look and act similar to natural, healthy teeth.
The All-on-4™ procedure is often completed in a single day (24 hour time period). In some cases, failing teeth can be removed, implants placed and teeth inserted on same day. Similarly, if you are already wearing a denture, implants can be placed and teeth inserted immediately.
The recovery process is minimized for All-on-4™ technology. Eat, talk, and socialize as soon as you have left us.
Minimal Need for Grafting
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure often necessary in a process of placing conventional implant-based rehabilitations. Loss of a tooth or teeth often causes bone shrinkage. In order to correct this type of problem, bone may be taken from other areas of your mouth or your hip, and increasingly replaced with bone graft substitutes. With All-on-4™ treatment, the unique positioning of implants avoids many of the key resorbed areas, and therefore in most cases bone grafting is not required.
Bring The Cost Down
Conventional full jaw implant restorations may require 8-10 implants and bone grafting, making the entire process long and complex with treatment taking up to a year. All-on-4™ has made a revolution by significantly bringing the cost and treatment time down for more effective and satisfying results. The exact cost varies by patient and the condition of their teeth or jaws, but with a lesser number of implants and the simpler ‘Teeth-in-a-Day’ procedure, All-on-4™ is a definite solution for patients with missing teeth.
Implant Retained Dentures
Implants can anchor a removable full denture to reduce it’s movement or better yet, an arch of upper or lower replacement teeth can be fixed to multiple implants (4-10) allowing the restoration of the dentition with a fixed restoration in the form of fixed bridgework or crowns, or a fixed denture, which contains crowns as well as realistic-looking prosthetic (replacement) gum tissue.
Dental implants offer many advantages, including stimulation of your bone thus helping to conserve its form, and stability of a prosthesis reducing or eliminating movement during function and speech. With proper home care and professional supervision and oral hygiene procedures, as well as avoiding smoking or other destructive activities, implants can last a lifetime.