Dental Implant Restorations
Another option if you have experienced single, multiple or complete tooth loss is the implantation of a titanium post or posts into the jawbone. The bone fuses to the post, which acts as an anchor to support individual porcelain crowns, fixed bridges and/or removable partial or full dentures. Candidates for dental implants should generally be in good physical health and have adequate bone structure at the implant site. If not enough bone is present for implant placement, the patient may be able to add bone through a procedure called bone grafting.
Once dental implants are placed, they are typically allowed to heal for four to six months, depending on the area. After the appropriate healing time, the process of building the crown, bridge or denture framework can begin.
Dental implants are the standard of care and are almost always done in office with local anesthesia by one of our trusted and recommended surgeons. Dr. Connolly and Dr. Munoz provide pre-implant treatment, which is important to the final restoration of your teeth.
Singe Tooth Replacement
A porcelain-fused-to-metal or ceramic crown affixed to a dental implant blends in with adjacent natural teeth.
Fixed (Stationary) Bridgework
Porcelain-fused-to-metal or ceramic crowns are linked together and supported by two or more dental implants replacing two or more missing teeth. Bridgework can, in some cases, replace an entire lost dentition (upper and/or lower teeth).