Dental Implants
Dental Implant Procedure
8th Jan 2010 | Posted in: Dental Implants, Portfolio 6
Dental Implant Procedure

What are dental implants?

When teeth are lost in the chewing system, bad things happen. The most obvious problems with missing teeth are lack of chewing forces and loss of esthetics. Other problems that arise but are often overlooked until its too late are; drifting of adjacent teeth into the missing space, loss of bone in a horizontal and vertical dimension, and a change in bite patterns- to just name a few. We use Platelet Rich Fibrin in all our implant procedures to help optimize healing and decrease post operative pain. 


We are different to most dental offices because we do all phases of implant treatment in one place, our office. Our patients enjoy the simplicity of scheduling all their visits with us and having implant therapy from start to finish. There are many advantages to having your implant done in one place. Our goal is the final product that you will be most happy with.




The dental implant is a great way to replace these missing teeth. There are many types of dental implants; blades, root form, subperiosteal, mini’s,etc. The most common are root form implants that mimic the roots of teeth. The dental implant is made up of two parts;

1. the titanium screw (dental implant) that goes into the bone for support

2. the abutment which is top part that supports the Crown. In our office we do both of these steps making the process easy for you.

This patient had two teeth that were missing and wanted to restore her smile. After studying her New Tom Scan(3d image) we found that she had lost a significant amount of bone over the years due to her missing teeth. We elevated the sinus to provide enough bone to place two implants. All this was done with local anesthesia and minimal discomfort. The digital x-ray shows how the sinus was elevated with the abutments in place (no crowns). The final picture shows the finished crowns and the nice tissue surrounding the implants.



This shows a fixed (non-removable) denture replacement. The use of implants allow us to fix the new teeth that are made out of very durable porcelain to the upper jaw. This type of procedure can be done for both the upper and lower jaws, so that dentures do not have to be worn.

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  3. marie
    6:56 pm on March 18th, 2012

    can u do an implant for 4 teeth together,on top and bottom,opposite sides of mouth?What is the estimated cost?

  4. admin
    2:30 pm on July 18th, 2012

    Implants work great in a variety of situations. The number of implants used depends a lot on the bone quality and quantity, as well as the number of teeth you are trying to replace. Traditionally if you are desiring a fixed result then, its one implant per tooth site. I’ve done quite a few cases where we have done an implant supported bridge where we connect two implants while replacing 3 or more teeth. So to answer your question, yes and no, depending on your specific needs and desires. Give our office a call and we can discuss it in more detail. Good question.

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