Make the right choice for your smile
Dental implants are a great way to replace your smile authentically and reliably. While there are other restorative options you could choose to replace damaged or missing teeth, dental implants are a great investment because they are incredibly durable and long-lasting. Many patients like this option for a full-mouth restoration with porcelain dental crowns. When you choose Advanced Dental Concepts for your implant placement and restoration, you know your smile and safety are in good hands.
The dental implant procedure is a multistep process:
- Dr. David Miller will place a titanium root in your jaw, which will fuse with your jawbone. That’s why dental implants have nearly the same strength as your natural teeth.
- He’ll then attach a special connector to the implant called an abutment.
- On top of the abutment goes the dental restoration. We have several choices of restoration, and Dr. David Miller will consult with you to choose the right one.
Our options for smile replacement can replace one missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even entire smiles. Implant-retained dentures and implant-supported dentures are conveniently removable but don’t slip because they connect to dental implants.
And that’s it! You’ll have a natural-looking tooth replacement that will last a long time, if not a lifetime.
Implant Supported Dentures
This implant technique, is the optimal solution for those who have lost or are about to lose all of their upper and/or lower teeth. It's a procedure that comes closest to having a new set of permanent teeth.
Single Tooth Implants
Do you have missing teeth? It is critically important to replace missing teeth. Eating and chewing with missing teeth can sabotage your bite and lead to incessant discomfort. Missing teeth can give rise to a mouth rearrangement that often results in facial changes that look decrepit.
A single tooth implant procedure may be done if a tooth has been extracted or is missing. A titanium implant base is placed into the jawbone to resemble the tooth root. We allow a period of time for the jawbone to heal over the implant base before fitting for a crown.
Next, an abutment is screwed into the base of the implant to allow for a crown to be fitted on top. Finally, a custom fabricated crown is placed over the abutment to function like a real tooth.
Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple tooth implants may be placed if you need or desire to permanently replace an extracted or lost tooth. Titanium implant bases are placed into the jawbone to replace the job of the tooth roots. We allow a period of time to allow for the jawbone to heal over the bases before fitting for a crown. Next, abutments are screwed into the bases of the implants to allow crowns to be attached. Finally, custom fabricated crowns are placed over the abutments and will function like a real tooth.
Never too old for dental implants.
Leonard Linkow invented the first metal implant over fifty years ago as a solution for older patients that were missing all of their teeth. Your doctor will consider your overall health, but there is generally no upper age limit for dental implant treatment. Many patients well into their nineties have had dental implant treatment without difficulty.