Dental Implant ServicesDental Implants
Dental implants, typically made of titanium, are a safe and reliable replacement for single or multiple teeth that effectively mimic the natural structure of your tooth. Since implants become directly connected to the jawbone and either grow or mesh with your natural bone over time, dental implants provide a stable and durable base for your replacement teeth that replicate the natural formation of teeth. We offer an array of different implant options for our patients. We understand that every mouth is different and every case requires a unique approach to perfection. That is why we require all of our experts to be diligently trained and skilled in a variety of implant options and implant-related procedures, including, but not limited to:
Full Arch Restoration
In some extreme cases, the goal to “conserve” teeth with root canals, posts and cores and crowns is not viable or logical when weighed against a full arch remediation on dental implants. We understand that our patients do not wish to invest years rehabilitating teeth with traditional dental corrective approaches just to have those remediations require replacement at a long time. A full arch supported set of teeth on dental implants in fact ends up being a significantly more foreseeable and feasible plan for some patients. A full arch prosthesis can be developed off of as few as 5 or 6 implants, depending upon the case.
A single-stage dental implant procedure involves surgically positioning a longer implant into the jaw so it is on the jaw bone, with the top of the implant level with the gum tissue, after which the gum tissue is closed (sewn), leaving the implant head visible. As a result, after a number of months of healing, the dental implant abutment and temporary restoration can be connected without the requirement for small surgical treatment to expose the implant head.
Endosteal Implants are inserted directly into the jawbone. Typically shaped like little screws, cylinders or plates, they are the most commonly used variety of implant. A Customized Endosteal Implant is a cast surgical-grade titanium metal frame which is custom-designed to fit snugly to your jawbone.
When the implant is positioned on the bone, synthetic bone is put over and around the implant and then your gums are closed over it. Then, removable dentures or repaired partial bridgework are anchored to the implant posts or a bar above the gums. These implants are covered with special synthetic bone alternative called Hydroxylapatite (HA). 98 % of natural bone is made up of HA crystals. This HA finish fools your jaw into thinking that the implant is natural bone. Your natural bone turns into the HA covering, forming a biochemical bond which holds the implant securely in place.
Custom-made Endosteal Implants are all based on the exact specifications of the patient’s unique jawbone. Initially, an oral replica is created using a ct scan image of the jaw. The Custom endosteal implant is then produced in accordance to this jaw replica. The Customized Endosteal Implant structure fits snugly over the jawbone. Removable dentures are anchored to the implant posts to complete the procedure.
“Subperiosteal” means “on top of the bone”. Subperiosteal implants are placed under your gums and and on top of your jawbone. This variety of implant is most commonly recommended for patients who have a shallow jawbone and are are not eligible for as invasive of a procedure as endosteal implants .
Whereas routine endosteal dental implants are positioned straight in the jaw bone, subperiosteal implants are put on top of the jaw bone right beneath the gums. They are comprised of a cage-like metal framework that is positioned over the arch of your jaw bone. In time, your jaw bone anneals to the metal structure, fixing and locking the implant root.
Crowns or false teeth are attached to little metal rods that extend through the gums and are attached to this metal structure. If your Paramount professional has recommended subperiosteal implants for you, among the reasons is likely that your personal bone health would likely make recovery from a routine implant procedures excessively difficult. The first step in creating subperiosteal dental implants is to take an impression of your jawbone. Your Paramount dentist can do this by taking a direct impression of your mouth with dental impression putty. However, the impression can likewise be developed with CT scan-generated images. Your dentist will then use this impression to create the metal framework that will support your implants.
Once the structure is prepared, it will be surgically embedded below your gums. Posts attached to the structure will remain above your gums. When the tissue around the framework as recovered, your replacement teeth will be attached to the posts, and your procedure will be completed.
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