At Conklin & Ward Dental Group, we provide premier care for premier smiles, which is why we’re happy to offer the most state-of-the-art missing teeth solution available today: dental implants. Compared to any other restoration, dental implants look better, are stronger, and last longer. Whether you are missing a single tooth or need full dentures, implants can help you get your smile back and keep it. To learn more about this treatment and what it could do for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
A dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is placed directly into the jaw in order to mimic the root structure of a lost tooth. This not only provides an extremely sturdy base for the replacement teeth, but it also prevents and even reverses the bone loss that is so common after tooth loss. No other treatment can accomplish this.
In order to have dental implants placed, you will first need to undergo a minor surgery. This will be performed by our in-house periodontist, Dr. Melody Ward, so you receive the very best care without having to leave the comfort of our office. After it is completed, you’ll be given 3-6 months to heal, during which the implants will literally bond to your jaw through a natural process called osseointegration. Then, you’ll return to our office to receive your new teeth.
In the case of a single missing tooth, we’ll use something called an implant-retained crown to replace it. This will consist of three parts: the implant itself, a custom-made all-porcelain crown, and an abutment. The crown will be connected to the implant using the abutment, and after that, it will be virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth. You’ll be able to rely on it just like the rest of your smile, and you’ll even be able to maintain it with just routine brushing and flossing.
Or, if you are missing multiple teeth in a row, two of these implant crowns can also be used to form a bridge. Two implant crowns will be placed on the teeth surrounding the gap in your smile, and these will be attached to prosthetic teeth to close it. Compared to a traditional bridge, implant-retained bridges look more natural, are stronger, and can be trusted to last longer as well.
Tired of your uncomfortable dentures moving around in your mouth all the time? With dental implants, we can give you a set of teeth that is always rock-solid. For implant-retained dentures, a custom-made prosthetic will actually snap onto numerous dental implants placed into your jaw. Compared to removable dentures, implant dentures have a much more secure hold, the fit is way more consistent, and it also allows a patient to enjoy a stronger bite as well. Now, you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods with ease!