When a person suffers from tooth loss, we understand that they want a replacement option that looks great and functions flawlessly. Dental implants are arguably the best way to provide this. They consist of titanium metal structures that are surgically inserted into or over the jawbone. Once installed, they can support natural-looking prosthetic replacement teeth. Dental implants will ensure that the new teeth remain steady and secure at all times. This will help a person feel more confident with everyday tasks like chewing and speaking. And since dental implants provide the same function as natural tooth roots, the new teeth will feel almost indistinguishable from the original ones. Overall, the proven performance and dependability of dental implants makes them the “gold standard” for replacing lost teeth.
Envision a Smile offers multiple options for dental implants. The type that is used will depend on the user’s severity of tooth loss, the strength of their jawbone as well as other factors. We provide subperiosteal, endosteal, All-on-4 and Teeth-in-a-Day dental implants.
Subperiosteal implants are unique because they are not actually inserted into the jawbone. Instead, this type of implant is comprised of a titanium frame that is installed below the gum but over the jawbone’s surface. The frame will then secure a supporting post which secures the replacement teeth. This type of implant can be used to support a single crown, a dental bridge or even an entire set of dentures. Since they are not inserted into the jawbone, subperiosteal implants are particularly useful for patients who have a jawbone that is too weak to support conventional dental implants.
Endosteal implants consist of titanium structures that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. These structures can be used to support crowns, bridges or complete dentures. Thanks to the strong support from the jawbone, endosteal implants will keep the replacement teeth steady and secure at all times, all while allowing the new teeth to feel natural. Endosteal implants are recognized as the standard type of dental implants, and their outstanding performance makes them the ideal solution for many patients.
Patients who need to replace an entire row of missing teeth often select all-on-4 implants. This system uses just four strategically placed titanium implants to provide support for a complete upper or lower row of prosthetic teeth. The implants are placed at an angle to receive strong support from the jawbone ensuring that the teeth will remain steady and secure. Since fewer implants are used, patients enjoy quicker recovery times with All-on-4 implants.
With Teeth-in-a-Day implants, a patient can have a dental implant installed and a restoration fitted in just one appointment. This is made possible since Teeth-in-a-Day Implants are installed using a specialized procedure that minimizes recovery times. The replacement teeth are custom-built right in our office using one of our CEREC machines. We take impressions of the teeth to create a digital model that is used when making the appliance. Once it is fitted, the dental appliance should blend-in seamlessly with the patient’s other teeth, and it should provide excellent performance. Teeth-in-a-Day implants are ideal for patients who require a fast solution with minimal inconvenience.
If you are suffering from tooth loss, then dental implants may represent the ideal solution for you. Our experts can review your situation and help you choose the perfect implant option for your needs. The first step is to make a visit to Envision a Smile. Please call us at 630-454-8166 to schedule an appointment.