Close the Gap with Dental Implants

An excellent and seamless way to replace missing teeth.

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Why a Dental Implant May Be Necessary:

  • Replacing a missing tooth or teeth
  • Jaw joint or bite problems following teeth shifting to fill the space
  • Desire to improve chewing ability
  • To support dentures

The Process of Installing Dental Implants:

A dental implant is a false tooth that mimics a real one by being anchored to your jaw bone and seen at your natural gum line. The implant is surgically attached to the jaw bone, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. If more than one tooth is missing in the same place of your jaw, several implants may be required.

Dental implants are also used to secure removable dentures, in the event the patient has no remaining natural teeth. Note: It can take about six months for the surgical implant to heal before final installation of the artificial tooth.

Advantages of Dental Implants:

Dental implants are the artificial solution with the closest resemblance to your natural teeth. Strong, durable, and virtually undetectable, dental implants effectively fill gaps left by missing teeth. Implants improve chewing ability and prevent jaw joint problems. They also preserve the bone levels around adjacent teeth which helps their longevity as well.  While the immediate cost is typically more expensive than the alternative procedures, their succes rate has shown that they are more cost effective in the long term.

Disadvantages:

Dental implants are more expensive than dentures or fixed bridges. However, implants offer state-of-the-art restorations and are in the upper echelon of solutions for missing or decaying teeth. Dental implants require surgery and time to heal, and the out-of-pocket price for the upfront work is steeper than dentures or fixed bridges. However, disadvantages are offset by the ease of use, saved time and long term health benefits of implants.

Alternatives to Dental Implants:

Dentures pale in comparison to the effectiveness of dental implants. However, those with a fixed budget may opt for dentures as a cheaper solution.

Dental Implant Technology Used at Serene Dental Center

Sirona Orthophos XG 3D Imaging System

The Sirona Orthophos XG 3D imaging system is a type of digital radiography that helps our team plan out implant placement for faster, easier and more precise treatment. We use this imaging technology to capture important information that helps us determine where and how to place implants.

With just a few clicks of a mouse, we can use the Orthophos implant software technology to obtain three-dimensional digital images of the entire mouth, including areas not visible to the human eye, such as the structures that support the teeth, tissues and nerves. The images are critical to helping us assess the structure and density of the jawbone where the implants will be placed.

Orthophos digital images take less than a minute to capture, and significantly less radiation enters the body than with traditional X-rays. Patients are comfortably seated as the digital images are being taken.

As soon as our dentists have the digital images, they can create a three-dimensional model of the mouth and face, provide an immediate diagnosis and start to plan implant treatment. The images are easily shared with other specialists, such as oral surgeons, periodontists and physicians that may need to be looped in during the treatment planning stage.

The information captured by the Orthophos system can then be used to create surgical guides to plan the procedure from start to finish. These guides reduce overall surgery time and enhance accuracy during the placement of the implants.

The Orthophos imaging system gives our dentists and our patients peace of mind and confidence. We have found that the proper planning makes for more affordable dental implants and a safer and less invasive surgery.

Learn More about Dental Implants

To learn more about dental implants, please call or email Serene Dental Center today.