Losing teeth can feel devastating. Not only does tooth loss affect your smile, it also interferes with speech patterns and your diet. Thankfully, dental implants offer a stable, reliable method of tooth replacement that can last for a lifetime. Each implant has the capability to support a single crown, or can be used to anchor full-mouth restorations such as dentures. The materials used in implants are strong, and encourage new bone formation around them, making them more stable than your natural teeth.
Our patients often choose implants for:
Other dental offices restore implants, but they don’t actually provide the surgical placement. Dr. Mike has extensive experience in the placement of implants from start to finish. This allows us to complete all of our implant cases here in our office. From the initial installation of the titanium implant, to the final fixed prosthesis, you’ll have each step performed by Dr. Mike or Dr. Tom. If you’ve had an implant placed by someone else, we can provide any type of restorative services you might need, such as new crowns or bridges.
Implant-retained dentures offer a permanent, stable alternative to conventional dentures. These are slim, U-shaped prostheses that can be anchored onto as few as four implant roots. The final prosthetics are anchored in the mouth, making them the most stable denture option available in dentistry.
By capturing 3D images of the jaws and bone with our CT scanning equipment, implants can be placed more efficiently. This means that recovery time is shorter, and that patients may still be able to have the treatment completed even if they thought it was not an option. Utilizing 3D technology allows implants to be placed where bone is the strongest, ensuring a successful, stable placement that can be depended on. Dr. Mike uses the digital mockups of your mouth to prepare for your surgery.
If you’ve been considering dental implants but don’t know where to start, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mike. We can answer all of your questions and guide you step-by-step should you decide implant therapy is the best option for you.