At Smile Culture Dental, we offer single-tooth, full arch, and mini dental implants to meet the needs of every patient suffering from missing teeth.
Single-tooth implants consist of one small, titanium post (the implant itself) and a dental crown to replace one missing tooth. This is an ideal option for patients who are only missing a small number of teeth.
If you are missing most or all of your natural teeth, full-arch dental implants can restore your entire smile using a removable implant-supported denture or a permanent implant-supported dental bridge.
Mini implants are much smaller than traditional dental implants, which makes them easier to place. This is particularly beneficial for patients who have a weakened jaw bone and are unable to receive traditional dental implants. Due to their small size and minimally-invasive nature, mini implants can often be placed in just a single appointment using only a local anesthetic. To determine whether mini implants are right for you, schedule a consultation at Smile Culture Dental!
The dental implant process may vary depending on which type of implant and restoration you receive, but treatment typically consists of the same phases. First, your treatment will be planned using x-rays and images of your mouth, and your dentist will determine the perfect position for your dental implant. During the placement process, your mouth will be numbed and a small opening will be made in your gums and jaw bone. Your implant will then be placed into the proper position and the area will be cleaned and sutured shut.
The healing process typically takes about 3-6 months, and during this time your implant will “osseointegrate”. This means that your implant will bond with the surrounding gum and jaw tissue until it is strong enough to act as an artificial tooth root.
Once the healing and osseointegration process is complete, your restoration will be checked to make sure that it fits perfectly and looks natural. Next, your restoration will be permanently attached to your implant and you’ll leave our office with a fully-restored smile.
As long as you have a healthy mouth and a strong jaw, you are likely a good candidate for dental implants. At Smile Culture Dental, we can preform both the implant and restoration processes, making it more convenient and comfortable to receive the care you need. Our highly-qualified and experienced dentists can handle every step of your treatment, so you won’t have to deal with referrals. With our expertise and focus on an exceptional patient experience, you can rest assured that your implant treatment will be as comfortable as possible.
To learn more and see if an implant may be right for you, schedule a consultation at one of our Smile Culture Dental locations. We would feel honored to be a part of your journey back to a complete smile!