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An implant is a sterile titanium part that is surgically placed in the bone. This implant then serves as a base for either crowns or other types of support for a bridge or removable prosthesis. The concept involves using the latest computer software that lets us combine a CT Scan of a patient along with a CT Scan of the final prosthetic design we work up with the patient and then merging the two together to then use CAD CAM to premake the surgical guide for the implant placement and also premake a temporary or final prosthesis that duplicates our design. This is all done prior to the placement of the implants. We are then able to complete all of the surgical and prosthetic procedures in one visit.

 



Implants offers restorative options that may not be available to patients that do not have a sufficient amount of teeth.
- Fixed Bridge:
Several implants can be placed and then a fixed bridge type prosthesis can be fabricated to fit the implants. This most closely resembles your natural teeth.
- Support of a removable prosthesis:

Several implants can be placed to fabricate a substructure that will hold a removable prosthesis more securely.

A thorough evaluation is needed by your General Dentist and the specialist who will be placing the implants.

Treatment involving implants is a joint effort of the General Dentist who designs and plans the restorative phase and the specialist who will place the implants that the General Dentist will use as support for the restorative crowns, bridges or partials that will replace the lost or missing teeth.


Before

A bridge is attached
to implants

After

The procedure is usually performed in the office of the specialist and is performed in one visit. Several months later there is a follow up visit to complete the procedure.

 

 
             
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