Complete Family Dentistry offers clients affordable dental care by replacing missing teeth with dental implants. The dental implant procedure replaces an individual tooth, regardless of its location in the mouth. You will be excited to know that our dentists create long lasting, durable dental implant crowns that are placed on top of your dental implant. Same day dental implants are also offered at our office, meaning you can have your extractions and dental implants all completed in one appointment.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw bone. A dental implant acts as the anchor to hold the replacement dental implant crown in place.
What implant procedure will be used?
An initial consultation is required in order to determine if you are a dental implant candidate. A bone scan is taken to examine the jaw bone.
Once approved, the first stage of surgery consists of placing the dental implant or dental implants into the jaw bone beneath the gum tissue. The gums are then stitched back into place. A healing period of 4-6 months is then required for adequate bonding of the dental implant into the jaw bone.
After healing, the second stage of surgery can begin. A special abutment is screwed into your dental implant. This abutment is used to attach the dental implant crown to the dental implant.
Although there is a required healing time for the dental implant to integrate into the jaw bone, often stage one and two of surgery can be done at the same time.
After the abutment is placed, a dental implant crown is fabricated and screwed into your dental implant. This step often takes two appointments, as the dentist must send the dental implant crown tooth to the lab for fabrication.
In certain situations, dental implants and their dental implant crowns can be done in the same day. This is especially important for those who are missing front teeth. You would leave with teeth, all in one day!
What if I am missing multiple teeth or all of my teeth?
When you are missing multiple teeth or all of your teeth, it is often believed that you would need to replace each individual tooth with a dental implant, however this is not the case! Complete Family Dentistry offers the latest implant technology called All On 4 that allows you to use only four dental implants to replace the entire upper or lower arch of teeth, all in one day! Read more about the All On 4 / All On Four procedure.