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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

When teeth are missing, a series of changes that can impact your overall dental health and jaw function may begin to develop. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the space, and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth. It is therefore important to replace either the single tooth or multiple teeth that are missing from this area. Dental implants represent the most advanced option in care for the replacement of missing teeth. With a dental implant, the shifting or drifting of teeth can be prevented and to restore full function to a small edentulous section in the mouth is a dental bridge.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small, biocompatible post that is surgically positioned by means of a minimally invasive procedure into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once healing takes place and the implant integrates with the bone, it behaves in much the same way as the root of a natural tooth to provide support for an aesthetically appealing dental crown or bridge. A period ranging from 3 to 6 months is required for the jawbone to fuse with the implant via a process known as osseointegration.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer several advantages over traditional methods of tooth replacement including:

  • Dental implants come the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
  • With precise placement, good oral hygiene and routine care, dental implants can last for many years.
  • Dental implants provide continued stimulation to the underlying bone to prevent the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing to preserve natural facial contours.
  • Since implants behave like natural teeth, there is no chance that they will slip or dislodge like removable dentures when speaking or eating.
  • With dental implants, it is possible to speak with ease as well as eat and taste all types of food with virtually no restrictions.
  • Dental implants do not decay and will not develop cavities.
  • Unlike a fixed bridge, dental implants do not require any preparation or crowning of teeth adjacent to the edentulous area.

The treatment planning & placement of dental implants

Treatment planning a patient for the precise placement of a dental implant involves advanced 3D imaging technology and software to map out the details of implant placement. In this way a case can be planned and meticulously executed from the beginning with the final restoration in mind. With advances in implant dentistry multiple approaches to care are now being offered. At the office of Precision Dental Care, guided implant procedures are performed to ensure the most precise placement of your new dental implants.

Guided Dental Implants

Guided Implant Surgery represents an important step forward in the way dental implant placement is performed. At the office of Precision Dental Care, we use CBCT (cone beam computed tomography), which is advanced 3-D imaging technology, to preplan every phase of your implant procedure with the ultimate precision. Based upon highly accurate 3D diagnostic information, we can virtually map out each step beforehand as well as fabricate a custom surgical guide to ensure the safe and precise placement of the implant. With this technology, we can achieve the most predictable and stable results of care.

At Precision Dental Care, we care about your oral and overall health. Losing a tooth can negatively affect your health by reducing chewing capability and can alter your diet and nutrition. With the help of advanced CBCT machine, we can take an in-depth picture of your jaw and teeth to determine the best possible outcome for you.

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Our guided implants bond with the health bone in your jaw and provide a permanent support for your mouth. Guided dental implants look and feel natural and can last a lifetime.

Download this presentation to learn more about the guided implant process.

Guided Implants Presentation

To learn more about rebuilding a complete and beautiful smile with dental implants, give the office of Precision Dental Care a call today.