Missing a tooth impacts more than just the look of your smile. A missing tooth can keep you from enjoying your favorite foods or from smiling with confidence. These gaps can also lead to more complex oral health issues down the line. Dental implants are often the best solution to replace a missing tooth, so you can smile through life again.
Why should I choose dental implants?
There are many options for replacing missing teeth, and it's important to understand the pros and cons of all of them. Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option, because they not only fill the gap in your smile, but they can help restore your overall oral health as well. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can actually stop bone loss, and can be used with a variety of restorations to replace one or all of your teeth. Plus, they have the best longevity of all tooth replacement treatment options.
Did you know…
Dental implants replace your whole tooth, down to the root.
Source: National Library of Medicine
No Guess-Work, More Comfort
With cone-beam computed tomography, or CBCT technology, we give our patients peace of mind. This reliable technology ensures precise placement for increased patient comfort and better overall outcomes.
3D Printing for Accurate Surgery
Our 3D printer allows us to produce custom surgical guides for a precise and seamless surgical experience. Your surgery will be quicker, more comfortable, and will produce optimal results.
Whenever possible, Dr. Burns will place your implant immediately after extraction, which eliminates an additional surgery.
Some patients require extra preparation before receiving dental implants. Dr. Burns is experienced in a variety of oral surgeries and procedures, including bone grafting, to ensure your implants function properly and stand the test of time.
Get Started On The Right Path!
Choosing dental implants can feel like a big decision, but we're here to make things easy for you with comprehensive implant consultations, so you can find out what solutions are best for you.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants feel and function just like natural teeth; you can brush and floss like normal and still enjoy your favorite foods.
Your implant will be paired with a durable and natural-looking, custom-crafted restoration to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Preserve Your Oral Health
Implants are made from biocompatible materials, and mimic the form and function of your tooth’s natural roots to prevent bone resorption caused by tooth loss.
The Implant Treatment Process
After your treatment has been approved, your doctor will arrange a date for your oral surgery and devise a surgical plan. Your doctor will create an opening in your gums and securely place a dental implant directly into the jaw bone. Afterwards, the surgical site will be cleaned and sutured to begin the healing process.
Healing & Osseointegration
After your implant surgery, your gums and jawbone will begin to heal. The incision area will heal in just 1-2 weeks, however, it will take 3-6 months for the implant to fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. To ensure proper healing, we’ll schedule follow-up appointments during the osseointegration phase to monitor your progress.
Applying the Restoration
Once the implant has fully bonded with your jaw, the final phase of the treatment will be to place your restoration. A restoration is the visible part of a dental implant, and most often takes the form of a dental crown when replacing a single tooth. Your restoration will be specially designed to match the rest of your smile and will be securely attached to the titanium implant via an abutment. Once your new tooth is in place, your smile will be fully restored!