Dental implants are small titanium posts that can be placed into the bone of the jaw. These posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone and then allowed to heal. Once they have healed, a second surgical procedure is performed in which an abutment is placed on the implants, and a dental crown is secured over the abutment. If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate for implant-supported restorations. There are several advantages to choosing dental implants over traditional tooth replacement methods, including improved appearance and longevity.
Dental implants don't require special care, although certain habits could damage them. It's important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day to prevent plaque buildup or infection around the implant. It's also important to avoid chewing on ice or other hard foods that could chip or damage the crown or bridge. Patients should also keep their regular six-month dental checkups with their dentist so they can catch any problems early.
An All-On-X is a procedure in which a full arch of teeth is replaced with dental implants and a fixed permanent prosthesis, all in one appointment. This is a highly esthetic option, as patients get to enjoy an entire smile makeover without having to wear a removable prosthetic device while their teeth heal.
All-on-X is a procedure that involves attaching a full arch of false teeth to dental implants in a single appointment. The procedure allows the patient to receive a full set of teeth without undergoing multiple surgeries. In addition to looking completely natural, it effectively prevents deterioration of the jawbone and gum tissue below the missing tooth. This means that patients preserve their facial structure and avoid premature aging or additional tooth loss later. The All-on-X treatment process allows patients to eat and speak normally after their implants are placed. Any discomfort can be managed with medication at home. In addition, the titanium posts of the implants integrate with the bone in the jaw, so they look and function like natural teeth. The only visible part of the dental implant is the abutment that attaches to the crown. This lets patients enjoy a beautiful new smile without anyone knowing they have implants!
Dental technology had come a long way from the days when crowns and bridges had to be created in a laboratory. Today, we have the ability to scan your mouth and design restorations in our office while you wait! This process is called digital smile design (or DSD for short). It is used to design and modify a patient's smile digitally and allows patients to view a preview of what their smile will look like after certain cosmetic dentistry procedures. With DSD, we can eliminate the need for messy impression materials and long waits between appointments. Instead, we capture a 3D image of your teeth in our dental office and use it to design your restoration – all in a single appointment!
The digital smile design process begins with a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. He or she will talk to you about your smile goals, examine your teeth and jaw joints for any alignment issues or bite problems, and take any necessary X-rays. Then, your dentist will create a 3D model of your ideal smile and treatment plan using special software. The dentist will design different options for the patient's potential smile as well. You might even be able to preview your new smile before treatment begins! Your dentist will then create a customized treatment plan just for you. It may involve one or more cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, Invisalign®️, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, gum contouring, or even implant-supported restorations. This will all be discussed with you in detail during the consultation process.