An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone.Schedule an Appointment
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.
Our implant services include:
Consider your replacement teeth to be the same as natural teeth. They require the same daily brushing and flossing, and the same amount of regular checkups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last.
A porcelain filling may also be referred to as an inlay or an onlay. The only difference between the two lies in how much of a tooth is being repaired. With specific reference to rear teeth, an inlay is used to describe a filling that stays within the upper rim of the tooth. An onlay describes a filling that extends over this upper rim. In short, an onlay is used to treat more extensive decay. If the decay is too severe, a dental crown may be a more appropriate option.
Individuals with severe tooth decay, excessively worn teeth, or missing teeth are most likely candidates for a full mouth reconstruction. This is a medically necessary process to restore good general oral health, including your ability to eat properly. Dental problems work in a domino effect. If you have severely damaged or missing teeth, this will eventually lead to more serious dental issues. A full mouth reconstruction can stop this domino effect before more serious damage and decay sets in.
Many of the same procedures are used for mouth reconstructions that are done during smile makeovers. However, a typical mouth reconstruction tends to require much more extensive dental work, often requiring dental implants and in severe cases, maxillofacial surgery.
Typical mouth reconstruction candidates include:
Treatments will vary from individual to individual. Due to the extent of work that usually needs to be performed, expect your mouth reconstruction to take several months.
We believe in not only beautiful dentistry, but in helping educate our patients to have healthy mouths. Our office caters to families and individuals looking for outstanding dental care.Let us help