In cases where you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, an implant might be a good choice. Simply put, an implant is a man-made metal post that is placed in the bone where the missing tooth was.
We wait 3-6 months for a process called osseointegration, which means that your body accepts the manmade post and embraces it with bone. When successful, this ensures that the manmade post remains strongly rooted within the bone.
For a Single Tooth
After the manmade post is confirmed to be secure, we take an impression similar to that of a regular crown and send it to our laboratory. They then make a tooth-shaped crown that is screwed or cemented to the manmade post.
That’s it! Your tooth has been successfully replaced with a permanent solution.
For Multiple Teeth
For multiple teeth, we can provide options where multiple manmade posts are placed strategically to restore multiple teeth at a time. We can create implant-supported bridges and implant-supported dentures.
Implant Supported Overdentures
Sometimes denture wearers have issues with stability on their dentures, especially lower dentures. We can provide options whereby multiple implants (manmade posts) can support the denture and provide a more stable platform for the denture. This will make it easier to enjoy your meals!