What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a cylindrical post, usually made of titanium that is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or for an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.
Your teeth, like your fingerprints, are unique, no one else’s are the same as yours. Many options exist to replace missing teeth, but only one — dental implants — can provide the feel, function and appearance of natural teeth.
Why Dental Implants?
Because allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, play and enjoy life without worrying about your teeth.
- Next best thing to healthy, natural teeth.
- Built to last.
- Retain your natural face shape and smile.
- Keep teeth in place — silently.
- Protect healthy bone.
- Protect your healthy teeth.
- Speak easily.
- Eat your favorite foods!
- Keep your teeth in your mouth — not in a cup.
- More predictable than other repair and restoration methods.
Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth.
Dental implants are often the best treatment for missing teeth.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
Dental implant patients are adults of all ages. Implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one, multiple, or even all of their teeth due to injury, defects, disease or decay. They can even be an option for adolescents once the jaw stops growing, typically around 16 for girls and 18 for boys.
Many options exist to replace missing teeth, but only one-dental implants- can provide the feel, function and apperance of natural teeth.
A dental implant is a cylindrical post made of titanium, that is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.
Implants can be used to replaced an individual tooth or for an implant-sopported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.
Dental Implant Options
There are several dental Implant Options. Click on Next to g through them or go directly to your preferred options by clicking on the menu above.
There is no better, long lasting option to restoring a missing tooth tan a dental implant fitted with a crown
Replacing multiple teeth using dental implants with individual crowns or with an implant-supported fixed bridge gives your teeth a level of fit, feel and functionality that is not possible with other treatment options.
All Teeth (Full Arch)
Traditional replacement of a complete set of upper or lower teeth (arch) using a dental implant is completed over multiple visit.
Is an alternative approach to place a full arch (top or bottom set) of fixed, replacement teeth.
Offering the benefits of a fixed hybrid denture but with much higher durability, All on 4/6/8 restorations with monolithic zirconium are the new benchmark in full arch restorations. Elaborated out of a single block of Zirconium, the resistance is such, that it is likely that the patient will not ever risk having to suffer life without teeth ever again. With less appointments and chairtime, it is also a more comfortable option than a traditional hybrid denture. The high degree of esthetics is another advantage this restoration option offers. Come visit us at Kaver Dental to enjoy the latest in full arch fixed restorations.
Hybrid Dentures over Implants
The use or prospect of full dentures saddens many, this is a definitive practical and highly esthetic solution to all your dental problems.
Several techniques can be used to rebuild bone, thus, restoring your natural jaw line and smile, these treatments provide a strong and sturdy foundation for implant-supported teeth.
Some people do not have enough healthy natural bone to support dental implants.
A dental implant expert can tell you if you need bone augmentation.
Most patients proceed with ever yday life and work, often by the next day, and continue throughout the months between dental appointments.
Natural bone lost can be caused by:
- Gum disease
- Tooth development defects
- Wearing dentures long term
- An injury to the face or trauma
- Spaces left empty in the mouth after teeth are removed
- Dental procedures where efforts were not made to restore natural bone
Techniques to Augment Bone
Are often performed in the implant dentist’s office using local anesthesia to numb the areas that will be involved, is a safe and highly successful procedure that involves “building up” or adding bone to the jaw by using your own natural bone from another location and/or by using donor, processed, or synthetic bone materials.
Your implants will be placed after the grafted bone has fused or become a strong, integrated part of the existing bone. The integration may take three or more months, depending on the location of the graft and the density of the bone.
Sinus Lift (Sinus Augmentation or Sinus Elevation)
When the back teeth in the upper jaw are missing the sinus cavity becomes larger as the natural bone deteriorates over time. A sinus lift is a procedure for patients who have insufficient natural bone in this area for dental implant placement.
After the bone has been given time to develop, usually for approximately four to 12 months, dental implants can be placed.