Quality Dental Implants
We all know a full smile is more attractive and functional than one with gaps. What you may not realize is that when teeth are missing, resorption begins. Resorption is a process in which the jaw bone loses bone mass and starts shrinking when there are few or no tooth roots to stimulate it.
This sunken or pinched appearance is common among long-time, traditional denture-wearers and can be prevented, or significantly slowed down, with the placement and restoration of dental implants.
Our Dental Implant Options
Our dental practice offers a method to meet your specific tooth-replacement needs.
Implant-Supported Crowns – To replace individual teeth, we use a crown to top a single implant post.
Implant-Supported Bridges – We can replace a short row of missing teeth using a minimum of two implant posts to support a porcelain or zirconia bridge.
Implant-Supported Permanent Denture – When most or all your teeth are gone, dentures can be modified to fit on top of at least four implant posts per arch.
Implant-Retained Overdenture – This option is supported by at least two implant posts per arch and used when most or all the teeth are missing. Two to four implant posts are inserted, for increased stability with a natural look and feel.
When to Consider Dental Implants
If you have lost several teeth due to gum disease, advanced decay, or other issues, you’ll want to investigate dental implants further. Dr. Jackson works closely with a top local specialist to expertly place your implants and monitor your progress.
After the implant posts are surgically placed there is a healing time of several weeks. Once the implant posts have sufficiently fused with the jaw bone, we will obtain a new impression of your bite for your permanent crown, bridge, or denture.
Call us today for more information about how dental implant services can improve your oral health and give you a confident smile.