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Placement & Restoration of Dental Implants

Animation of implant retained dental crownDo you ever feel the need to hide your smile or alter your food choices because of missing teeth? Are they the first thing you notice whenever you see a picture of yourself? If so, then you know how much of an everyday burden they can be.

For those looking to say goodbye to the gaps in their smile forever, we can offer the most advanced tooth replacement option available today: dental implants. With dental implants, we can rebuild your smile from the root up and provide you with prosthetics that resemble your natural teeth in every possible way. To learn more about how Cornerstone Dental Arts can give you your complete smile back, simply read on below.

Implant Placement

Animation of of implant supported crown placement

A dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is used to replace the root structure of a lost tooth. This will not only provide your new teeth with unrivaled stability, but it will also support your jaw from within just like your natural teeth. This will help your jaw remain full and strong, which will maintain the shape and appearance of your face for years to come. No other restorative treatment can accomplish this!

To begin getting dental implants, you’ll first need to undergo a minor surgical procedure where the post/posts are placed directly into your jawbone. Unlike many other local practices, we are able to handle this part of the procedure right here at Cornerstone, which will help you save time and guarantee a fantastic result.  We’ll be able to formulate a precise surgical plan using our CT scanner, which will enable us to complete the procedure quickly and in the least invasive way possible.

After it has been completed, you’ll be given 4-6 months to heal, during which time the posts will actually bond directly to the surrounding bone, giving your replacement teeth even more security. Once you are healed, you’ll return to our office to receive your prosthetic teeth.

Implant Crowns & Bridges

Model of implant retained dental bridge

To restore a single missing tooth, we will attach an all-porcelain crown to one implant post. Dental porcelain is one of the most advanced materials we use in all of dentistry, so this crown will resemble your other teeth so much that you probably won’t be able to distinguish it from the natural ones after just a few days.

For a row of missing teeth, we can give you something called an implant-retained bridge. For this, we’ll apply two implant-retained crowns to either side of the gap in your smile, and these will be attached to prosthetic teeth that fill in the space between them.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Model of implant supported denture

If you’re sick of dealing with your uncomfortable dentures that never stay in place, dental implants could be the solution you need. Using just a few strategically placed posts, we can give you a set of dentures that:

  • Never slip, slide, pop, or click.
  • Will maintain their fit for much longer while keeping your jaw full and healthy
  • Provide you with a bite force more similar to your natural teeth

Also, implant-retained dentures are often much smaller and thinner than traditional ones, meaning that they’ll fit much more comfortably into your mouth and allow you to taste your food better.

All-on-4® Dental Implants

Model of implant supported upper and lower denture

With All-on-4 dental implants, we can restore an entire arch of missing teeth in just one day. It works by using just 4 implant posts to support a full denture, and this treatment is ideal for patients whose jawbone may be too thin or brittle to support traditional implant-retained dentures. Thanks to this treatment, a patient can wake up in the morning with a row of missing teeth and go to bed with a complete smile that night.

You don’t have to work around your missing teeth anymore. With dental implants, we can rebuild your smile in a way that will look fantastic and last for decades. If you think they could be exactly what your smile needs, please contact our office for an appointment.