Dental implants are an effective and popular option for permanently restoring your teeth after tooth loss.
An implant is comprised of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, beneath the gums, to act as a tooth root and to provide support for artificial teeth. One of the greatest advantages offered by dental implants versus a traditional bridge is that the adjacent, natural teeth do not need to be prepared to hold a replacement tooth or teeth in place. In order to be a candidate for implants, your gums must be healthy, and you need adequate bone to support the implant.
We will start the process of getting implants with an evaluation of your oral health. We will take X-rays to be sure you have enough jawbone to support implants. If not, we may recommend bone grafting before the placement of implants. Before placing an implant, the site will be numbed, and the implant will be surgically placed in the jawbone. As the area heals, the implant will integrate with the bone. Artificial teeth will be attached to the implant once the area has healed.
- Endosteal Implants: An endosteal implant is a supporting post attached to a titanium foundation that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. The post can support a crown, bridge or denture. Endosteal implants can be used for single or multiple. Secured inside the jawbone, endosteal implants feel like natural tooth roots, and they offer an effective means of supporting replacement teeth.
- All-on-4 Implants/Teeth-in-a Day: The type of Implant that is used when an entire arch of teeth is missing. Four implants are strategically placed in the top and/or bottom jaw to create a stable framework which can support an entire arch of teeth. With this procedure, it is possible to leave the office with a full set of functioning teeth.
- Trefoil All-on-3 Implants: This revolutionary treatment can provide an entire lower arch of teeth with only three implants.
Want to get started with your permanent teeth replacements? Book your appointment with Casey Family Dental at (509) 293-5511.