Tooth loss often causes discomfort and low self-esteem. Those with missing teeth might hide their smiles and laughter behind their hands, or they might feel self-conscious when speaking. But with dental implants, it’s easy to replace missing teeth. These dental implant options range from removable appliances and dental bridges to dentures and more. The best way to closely replicate your teeth is through dental implant services.
What is Implant Dentistry?
Implant dentistry is a procedure that helps replace your missing teeth. We use the latest and greatest in dental technology to bring your smile back. Our process involves implanting biocompatible titanium into your mouth and letting it fuse, or osseointegrate, with your bone. This creates a strong, stable foundation for the implants.
Then we’ll create permanent crowns for you and shape them to fit your existing teeth. We offer services that replace a single tooth all the way to a full set of teeth. Our implant dentistry services also help support dental bridges and dentures.
At Dorion & Associates, we’re happy to offer you Teeth-in-a-Day! Just like the name implies, this dental implant service allows you to walk out of our office with a full set of beautiful teeth! Our Teeth-in-a-Day, or Immediate Load Dental Implants, are a cutting-edge innovation in the world of dental implants. Typically, a patient who needs dental implants has to go through multiple visits and months of waiting before receiving their implant. But our services help you get that smile back fast!
Teeth-in-a-Day is a much faster and easier process for the patient. In a traditional implant procedure, a patient must be left undisturbed for 4-6 months after the implant is placed. This is to promote the fusion, or osseointegration, between the tooth and the implant. But during those 4-6 months of waiting, you may need a bridge or dentures or must simply make do without a tooth. The waiting period makes things difficult for our patients, which is why Teeth-in-a-Day is such a great solution.
- No waiting period
- Walk out with a tooth that works same-day
- Hour-long procedure
- Implants can take place immediately after extraction
Not all of our patients will qualify for Teeth-in-a-Day. If you would like to see if you qualify, please reach out to our office.
The All-On-4®, or fixed hybrid dentures, are meant for our patients who only have a limited budget or limited amount of bone. This denture uses just four implants to help maximize the amount of bone in your mouth. This solution has a 98.5% success rate after a four-year follow-up. For over 10 years, we’ve been providing fixed hybrid dentures to our patients with little bone.
The fixed hybrid denture procedure involves installing four metal implants into your lower jaw. We start off our procedure by comfortably numbing you, then placing our implants where the bone volume is best. Then we’ll take your existing dentures and use them as a framework to build a temporary set of teeth, which will be attached to your teeth while we work on your permanent set of dentures. After 3-4 months, those temporary teeth can be removed, and we’ll anchor your final, permanent set of teeth into your jaw.
Single Missing Tooth
Missing just one tooth? Many adults will eventually lose a tooth or two through injury, tooth decay, gum disease, or an accident. We can sit down with you and find a tooth substitute that has the same function and appearance as your missing tooth. Our team can walk you through the different options and how we can best fit your needs.
- Three-Unit Dental Bridge
- Single Dental Implants
- Removable Partial Dentures
Dental Implant Cost
The price tag is, of course, a big concern when coming in for any dental implant work. The cost of implants can fluctuate because it is based on a wide range of factors. These include the number of implants, any procedures that must be done before implantation, and the type of implants. When you reach out to us, we’ll sit down with you to discuss the cost of your dental implants.
- Number of Dental Implants
- Types of Implants
- Additional Procedures Before Placing Dental Implants
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Both dental implants and dentures are a good choice for successfully replacing missing teeth. But those patients who choose dental implants often report higher satisfaction than those who choose dentures. The benefits of dentures include stability and versatility. Whether or not you’re leaning towards dentures or dental implants, we will provide top-level service with top-level equipment.
Dentures and dental implants are both common choices to replace missing teeth. However, dental implants are integrated into your body. They are a permanent fixture that cannot be removed. Dentures are removable and typically consist of acrylic, metal, or plastic. This allows for some more freedom, but those with dentures report that dentures sometimes lead to irritation. This is due to the dentures constantly rubbing against the gums.
Denture wearers also often complain of instability and the ineffectiveness of the adhesives. Conversely, dental implants are fused with your bone and create a strong, unshakeable bond. They also protect your jaw bone and facial structure.