If you could regain the natural aesthetics and functions of your missing tooth, would you? Thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, Dr. Crofoot and Dr. Snarr can effectively replace your missing teeth with high-quality dental ceramics and incredibly durable titanium materials. Dental implants are specifically designed to replace both the root and the crown of missing teeth, which is not something that can be said for any other tooth replacement option. Even if you don’t have sufficient bone or gum tisue volume to support the implants, Dr. Crofoot can provide mini-implants as an alternative! Don’t wait for seamless tooth replacement, get your next appointment scheduled by calling our dental office today!
One of the most notable ways in which dental implants stand out is their ability to integrate with the organic bone and soft tissue inside the mouth and jaw. Because implants are surgically placed, rather than designed to be rested on top of gum tissue, they develop an incredibly durable anchor with your jaw. This bonding plays a large part in the long-term benefits dental implants offer. On average, they last anywhere between 25 years and a life without worry.
Furthermore, dental implants function almost identically to natural teeth, whether you’re brushing, flossing or eating your favorite foods. They require no more maintenance than natural teeth do and do not require the removal of existing tooth structure in order to place. Despite all this, the porcelain qualities of the crown combined with the rigid placement of the titanium post make them the most natural-looking solution available in dentistry, not simply the most structurally sound.
Because of the versatile nature of dental implants, you don’t need to settle for a specific type treatment just to get teeth replaced in this way. Consider your options below to better determine which method might work best for you!
Single implants are restored using individual titanium posts and porcelain crowns. Titanium naturally bonds with bone and gum tissue, while porcelain most effectively blends in with neighboring teeth.
Dental bridges can be customized to fit with dental implants. Two implants sit on either side of the restoration, while a crown sits in between each implant-supported crown. This option is ideal for replacing two or more teeth at a time.
If you want a partial or full denture that carries a more stable foundation, choosing implant-retained alternatives can prove to be incredibly effective. Our dental office can also perform All-On-4 implant-retained dentures, effectively giving you new teeth the same day as your placement. Mini-implants may also be ideal if you do not have sufficient bone volume for traditional implants.
The process of receiving dental implants consists of three stages. These include planning, healing, and restoration. Depending on the type of implant you choose, either Dr. Crofoot or Dr. Snarr will plan your procedure. Dr. Snarr places traditional Nobel Biocare implants, while Crofoot places mini-implants. Both require their own unique set of planning and preparation to ensure success. After the implant and abutment (which is the attachment for the restoration) are placed, the post will require several months of healing as it integrates with your existing oral structures, especially your bone tissue. Once fully healed, a restoration can be placed on top.
There are many different paths you can take when it comes to dental implant treatment. As a result, the cost of your treatment will vary depending on your needs. For example, if you require preliminary services like bone grafts or periodontal therapy to make implants viable, your costs will be higher. Additionally, those who intend on replacing a full arch with an implant-retained denture can expect higher costs compared to those replacing teeth via a single implant. Keep in mind that dental implants are meant to be a long-term investment that lasts for several decades. Because of this longevity, you can expect cost-effective benefits that you won’t find with traditional bridges nor dentures.
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