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A dental implant is a titanium post that we can surgically insert into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth with the use of a dental implant is a more permanent solution than other restoration options. Working with our staff at Tropic Dental, we can improve your bite, improve your function, and help you have a beautiful smile.
Traditional dental crowns, conventional bridges and dentures provide fantastic restorative options for patients missing teeth, the downside can be in how they are retained. Holding these devices in place can come with difficulties and adverse effects. Using a dental implant to retain a restorative device is the closest in retention and structure to a natural tooth. A dental implant is not a replacement tooth, but a replacement root system, connecting the bone and tooth together. Dental implant options include:
Dental implants are not a tooth, but a device we use to attach false teeth to. Dental implants provide the interim piece we need to re-establish a connection between the tooth and bone. A dental implant is similar in design to a screw, with a threaded end and a head. It comes in a variety of lengths and widths depending on the work being done. The threaded end is sunk into the bone. As the bone heals, it will grow around the threads fusing the bone and implant firmly together, this process is known as osseointegration, or bone integration. Having teeth restored with the assistance of a dental implant provides the patient with a far more natural and secure restoration when compared to traditional methods.
A full mouth reconstruction is a term we use when multiple steps are required to meet the end result. This process is highly customized to each specific patient. It can involve rebuilding and/or restoring multiple, or even all of your teeth, in both the upper and lower jaws. We will create an individualized treatment plan with can include multiple steps and procedures, some steps may be completed quickly and other steps may take years.
Implant anchored dentures provide our patients with a superior alternative to traditional dentures. We offer implant retained dentures that are firmly held in place yet still removable, including the ball retained denture and the bar retained denture. We also provide dentures that will remain permanently in place using the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.
If you are missing a tooth we can help. Many patients dismiss treatment for a single missing tooth, but the long term effects can be expensive and detrimental to your oral health. We recommend having the tooth replaced to maintain a healthier smile. Replacement can be done with a dental bridge or using a dental implant covered by a crown. Choosing to use a dental implant is the ideal choice because it restores your tooth without impacting neighboring teeth. We would love to discuss your options and provide you with more information on dental implants during a consultation.
Dental implants allow for a variety of options in replacing teeth. We can use implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or even all of your teeth. We can even use implants in conjunction with natural teeth for the placement of a bridge. At Tropic Dental, we specialize in restorations that are designed to replace multiple missing teeth.
We offer multiple denture solutions that are implant supported, including the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. This system provides our patients with a complete fixed bridge that is supported by a series of dental implants. This immensely beneficial treatment concept has revolutionized the way we replace missing teeth.
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