There are multiple uses for dental implants. Dr. Bradley Dean and his professional dental team offer dental implant treatments to replace one or more missing teeth. Learn more below:
Single or Multiple Dental Implants
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw bone and covered with abutments. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the posts are capped off with permanent dental crowns which are custom-fabricated to look like your natural missing tooth. Once Dr. Dean has cleared you and your implant post has successfully fused with your jaw bone, you will return to your general dentist to have the dental restoration attached. The restoration is made from a highly durable ceramic material that is both stain and decay resistant. The dental crown will be color-matched and shaped to blend seamlessly with your adjacent teeth.
Multiple consecutive teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge. A dental bridge can be secured using dental implants. A dental bridge is traditionally secured using prepared adjacent teeth, essentially damaging healthy teeth. With the use of dental implants, a dental bridge can be permanently secured in place which helps to preserve the healthy adjacent teeth.After the implants are placed they will be allowed to heal for 3-6 months. During this time patients are typically fit with a temporary bridge depending on the location of missing teeth. Once the implants have healed, patients will receive a final custom-designed dental bridge.
Whole arches of teeth can be replaced with dentures. Modern dentures look more natural, fit more comfortably, and provide a more secure bite than ever before. New or existing dentures can be secured using dental implants. As little as 4 implants can be surgically placed in the jaw or face and used to anchor a denture arch in place with All on Four®. Implant supported dentures improve comfort, function and the appearance of the denture. Patients enjoy long-term oral health benefits and a more confident smile.
Implant-secured dentures also offer many benefits to patients. This solution:
- Improves function of bite
- Provides a more stable and secure denture
- Improves speech & chewing mobility
- Supports bone retention
- Supports gum health
- Prevents gum recession
Request an Appointment Today
Call Dr. Bradley Dean and his professional dental team today at (972) 666-1594. You can also request an appointment with Dr. Dean online.