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Discover the Dental Implant Difference

Our preventative treatments can help you avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of dental problems like decay and gum disease.

Dental Implants

Discover the Dental Implant Difference

Our preventative treatments can help you avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of dental problems like decay and gum disease.

Dental Implants

Single Tooth & Multiple Tooth Replacement

Do you suffer from the physical discomfort associated with missing teeth? Do you have difficulties eating or speaking clearly due to the loss of these teeth? If so, single unit implants or implant-supported bridges may be the solution for you. 

Historically, partial tooth-supported bridges or clasp-retained dentures have been the treatment solution for multiple tooth loss. An implant-supported bridge eliminates the need for unwanted clasps as well as the grinding of healthy adjacent teeth for supporting a bridge. Dental implants act as replacement tooth roots, providing a stable foundation for replacement of teeth that function just like natural teeth so you can eat, speak and smile with confidence!

Treatment Procedure

  1. A thorough examination – The first step of dental implant therapy is a discussion with your dentist, followed by a thorough dental examination. The jaw is digitally x-rayed to check the condition of the bone tissue and to determine the position for placement of the dental implants. An impression is made of the jaw and existing teeth, forming an important platform for the treatment.

  2. Inserting the dental implants – There are two options for dental implant placement, depending on your clinical situation. In a single-stage procedure, the dental implants are placed and temporary healing abutments are attached. For a two-stage procedure, the dental implants are inserted, covered by a screw and the gum tissue is re-approximated and left to heal. Depending on the bone condition and location of the space, the temporary prosthetics can sometimes be attached the same day the implant is placed. 

  3. Attaching the abutments – Once the implants have fully integrated with the bone tissue,  and the soft tissue has been contoured properly, an impression is taken from which a dental technician will create a prosthesis that will match your natural teeth in shape and color. For a two-stage procedure, a minor reflection of the soft tissue is required to reveal the dental implants and place the healing abutments.
  4. Fitting and re-examination – When the prothesis is ready, we simply remove the healing abutment and attach the abutments and crown to the dental implants. This is usually followed by a few follow-up visits to check functionally and esthetics. 

Time Tested Results

For over 40 years, dental implants have been used successfully in millions of people worldwide as a treatment option for missing teeth.