Are you looking for a tooth replacement that will give you back what you lost with your permanent tooth? Do you want to stop dealing with denture adhesives or worrying about your teeth moving around in your mouth? Dental implants may be the answer you are looking for.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the standard of care to replace missing teeth. They provide the base for a dental crown, bridge, or dentures. When you lose a tooth, your smile suffers, but your bite suffers more. When you are missing even one tooth, extra stress is placed on your other teeth to compensate. Those remaining teeth are also likely to shift out of place. A dental implant can give you everything a permanent tooth can offer. Through the unique ability of titanium to bond with your jawbone, your dental implant will be as stable as a natural tooth.
What are My Implant Options with Dr. Sohl?
Single-Tooth Replacement – This consists of a single implant supporting a single crown. This can be used to replace a tooth that was lost some time ago or a tooth that was just extracted or knocked out. Dr. Sohl will gently place the dental implant into the opening left by your permanent tooth and help you get your full smile back.
Implant-Supported Bridge – an implant-supported bridge is a wonderful way of restoring your smile when you have two or more teeth missing. Several crowns are bonded together and placed onto dental implants, providing far more stability than a traditional fixed bridge.
All-on-Four – works by inserting four titanium implants into the gums and jawbone. The implants serve to anchor an entire set of prosthetic teeth which Dr. Sohl will attach to fit comfortably and securely.
What are the Steps to Placing Dental Implants?
The first stage of placing a dental implant consists of surgically placing the implant (which replaces the tooth root) underneath the gum. Whenever possible, a temporary abutment (connector of implant to the crown) and crown is placed at the same time. This temporary abutment and crown support the shaping of the gum and bone for a beautiful natural result.
After 2-3 months, the implant is checked for successful integration. An impression is taken to fabricate the implant abutment and the crown that will go over it. The implant abutment will be attached to the implant and will connect to and support the implant crown.
The final step to complete your implant consists of inserting and connecting the implant abutment and cementing the implant crown. Your new custom fabricated implant abutment and crown will mimic the shape of the tooth as it emerges through the gum and the crown will appear as a natural tooth.