Dental Implants

Anterior Single Tooth Replacement

Benefits of an Implant Supported Crown
  • Helps to preserve bone by replacing tooth root
  • Looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth
  • Does not compromise adjacent teeth by grinding them down for a bridge
  • Superior long term esthetics
  • Same home care as natural teeth

Posterior Tooth Replacement

Benefits of an Implant Supported Crown and Bridges
  • Helps to preserve bone by replacing tooth root
  • Looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth
  • Does not compromise adjacent teeth by grinding them down for a bridge or securing a partial denture to them
  • Increases stability and comfort
  • Restores natural chewing capacity
  • Unique design of implants is ideal for molar replacement (strength to handle forces of chewing)

The Dental Implant System

Implant treatment is recognized as a proven alternative to traditional methods of tooth replacement. Due to the inherent disadvantages of bridges, partials, and dentures, many dentists now consider implant treatment the preferred method of tooth replacement.
Dental implants provide superior long-term esthetics and function. Implants have been used for nearly 30 years and have always been subject to strict quality controls in research, development, and manufacturing. Why consider anything less for the restoration of your oral health?
Benefits of the Dental Implant System

  • Only one surgical procedure = increased patient comfort and fewer dental appointments
  • For many patients, fabrication of the replacement teeth can begin in as little as 6 weeks and in some cases even in one day = shorter treatment time
  • Clinically documented for nearly 30 years = assurance of many years experience
  • Scientifically proven excellent success rate = reliability of the Straumann system
  • Highest standards of quality = products you can rely on

Simplified Treatment Sequence

Careful treatment planning is necessary for a good result. Diagnostic aids such as x-rays and three-demensional models of your mouth enable your restorative doctor and surgeon to determine your best treatment options.

A gentle surgical procedure is use to place the implants in the jawbone where they remain undisturbed for approximately 6-12 weeks. During this healing phase the bone integrates with the implant, forming a strong biological bond between your substitute tooth roots and jawbone. A temporary replacement tooth can be worn until the final crown is replaced.

Unlike many other implant systems that require two surgical procedures, in most cases the Dental Implant System only requires one. The elimination of a second surgery increases patient comfort and convenience while decreasing trauma to the gums surrounding the implant. Once the bone has integrated with the implants and the foundation is stable, a small connector is placed on the implant.

Your new replacement teeth, which will be custom made with both functional and cosmetic needs in mind, will be firmly attached to the connector. Fabricating your new teeth involves a series of appointments to ensure proper size, shape, color, and fit.

Posterior Tooth Replacement

Complete Upper Teeth Replacement

Benefits of an Implant Supported Bridge or Overdenture

  • Helps to maintain integrity of facial structures by helping to preserve the remaining bone
  • Restores lost lip support and therefore can minimize the appearance of wrinkles
  • option of leaving the roof of the mouth uncovered
  • Increases stability, restores natural chewing capacity, and helps improve speech
  • Eliminates the need for adhesive and reduces the chance of pain from ill fitting dentures

Overdenture

Complete Lower Teeth Replacement

Benefits of an Implant Supported Bridge or Overdenture

  • Helps to maintain integrity of facial structures by helping to preserve the remaining bone
  • Eliminates the need for adhesive and reduces the chance of pain from ill fitting dentures
  • Increases stability, restores natural chewing capacity, and helps improve speech