Single Tooth Replacement (* Starting as low as $2,999.99)
Course of Treatment for Single Tooth Replacement
Of course, each patient is unique and will receive a course of treatment designed specifically for their situation. What we describe here is one of several options available and can be generally explained. Through an initial complimentary consultation with one of our dentists, we can better determine and explain the dental implant procedure that is specific to you.
The Steps Of The Tooth Implant Procedure
A: Before the dental implant procedure
One of our implant dentists will examine your mouth and will take one or more x-rays of the area. This will help to determine the optimal placement of the tooth implant and prepare for the implant procedure.
B: Installing the tooth implant
The tooth implant is installed. At this time, a temporary tooth or healing abutment is placed for a few months while your new implant heals and integrates with the jawbone before the permanent porcelain crown is placed.
C: Attaching the new crown
The final step in the dental implant procedure is the placement of the final permanent ceramic tooth onto the implant. The new tooth is installed for life. No additional treatment should be needed except regular home care and dental cleanings.
D: End result
Once your permanent crown is placed on the dental implant, the new tooth should look and function just like a natural tooth. Your regular dental hygiene routine should be sufficient to keep the tooth and gum around it clean. You can expect to enjoy your new tooth for decades to come.
Single Tooth Dental Implant Procedure Video
Alternatives To A Dental Crown On A Tooth Implant
Tooth-Supported Fixed Dental Bridge
A traditional dental bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution that looks good, functions well, and is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: the jaw bone will continue to shrink in the area without the tooth and the two healthy teeth on either side of the dental bridge must be sacrificed to act as supports for the bridge. Using a tooth implant avoids these two disadvantages.
Removable Partial Denture
Having a removable partial denture is not a permanent alternative to a missing tooth. A removable partial denture is made of plastic-a material that can’t create the same esthetic result as a ceramic crown. It is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and comfort. The jaw bone will still recede where the tooth is missing as nothing is stimulating its growth. The only benefits to a partial denture are that the adjacent teeth are not affected, it is easily and quickly installed and it is relatively cheap compared to other methods of treatment.
Resin-Bonded Dental Bridge
A resin-bonded dental bridge as an alternative to a tooth implant has some clear advantages: it is quickly installed, functions well and, since it is made of ceramic, it gives a high esthetic result. Moreover, natural healthy teeth are not affected. But the downside is that they are not very permanent. The resin-bonded bridge will eventually come off after a couple of years and have to be replaced.
Multiple Tooth Replacement (Several Missing Teeth)
Benefits With Fixed Dental Bridge On Tooth Implants
In the case of multiple missing teeth in the back of the mouth a fixed bridge anchored to tooth implants is the only true fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can’t offer the same stability or function. Having tooth implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want and function normally. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial structure, preserving a more youthful appearance.
Where multiple teeth are missing, a dental bridge secured by tooth implants is:
- The only fixed alternative in this situation
- A stable, secure solution that let you eat what you want
- The way to prevent bone loss and preserve your facial appearance
The teeth implants procedure normally includes 4-5 additional visits after the initial examination until the final fixed dental bridge is permanently attached. You may experience a minimal discomfort the day of your actual teeth implants procedure. You can expect to return to work or normal activity the very next day.
Course of Treatment for Multiple Tooth Replacement
At Creekside Dental Clinic, we provide a specialized treatment plan that is designed specifically for each patient’s situation. What we describe here is one of several options available and can be generally explained. Through an initial complimentary consultation in our office, we can better determine and explain the teeth implants procedure that is specific for you.
The Steps Of The Teeth Implants Procedure With A Dental Bridge
A: Before the teeth implants procedure
The first step is a consultation with a tooth implant dentist. In this example case, three teeth at the end of the jaw are missing. The only real, permanent replacement alternative is installing a fixed dental bridge. The dental bridge contains all three teeth in one piece and is anchored to tooth implants.
B: Installing the tooth implants
First, the tooth implants are placed, normally during just one appointment. A temporary dental bridge may be placed at the same time, making it possible for you to function like normal almost immediately after leaving our office. If jaw bone quality is not dense enough, healing abutments may need to be placed for 3 months before the implants can be restored.
C: Attaching the new dental bridge
The tooth implants need to integrate with the jawbone before the permanent dental bridge is attached. This is normally done about 3 months after the tooth implants have been placed. The time will vary, depending on the teeth affected, bone quality and the esthetic demands.
D: End result
Since it is secured by tooth implants, the new dental bridge will handle all the pressure that your strong, natural back teeth once did. You will have a stable and secure solution that looks natural and allows you to eat what you want and function normally.
Alternatives To A Dental Bridge On Tooth Implants
Removable Partial Denture
A removable partial denture is often uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. In addition, there is a loss of function with a removable partial denture compared to that of natural teeth or a fixed dental bridge on tooth implants. The denture is made of plastic and metal. Removable partials do not stop bone loss and shrinkage of the face, which will affect both your appearance and your mouth function. It can be expensive to fabricate due to its many parts. However, the Installation process is simple.
Full Arch Replacement (All Missing Teeth)
Benefits of A Fixed Dental Bridge On Dental Implants
A fixed bridge anchored to full dental implants is the best permanent solution when all teeth
are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced. Before dental implants, there were no fixed solutions available for people who lost all their teeth. Many settled for dentures that stayed on the gums with adhesive. But denture patients found that dentures caused almost as many problems as they solved. With the advances in implant dentistry, it is now possible to replace a full set of teeth with dental Implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable, beautiful, natural looking solution.
Unlike dentures, a fixed bridge secured on dental implants:
- Lets you eat and function like having natural teeth
- Provides a solid, stable solution that will serve you for life
- Preserves your facial appearance
- Prevents bone loss
The treatment procedure and number of visits required for placing dental implants and installing a fixed bridge on them is largely dependent on the specific conditions. But in general, it may require about 8-10 visits to have a fixed bridge installed. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they anticipated.
All On 4 Dental Implant Procedure Video
All Over 4 Dental Implant Procedure Video
Screw Retained Denture Procedure Video
Dental Implant Photos
Be sure to check out our Before & After Dental Implant photos in our Smile Gallery.
Course of Treatment for Full Arch Replacement
As with any dental procedure we perform at Creekside Dental Clinic, the course of treatment will be specific to the patient’s needs. What is described here is the general steps involved in receiving a fixed bridge to replace a full set of teeth. Through an initial complementary consultation, we can better determine and explain the treatment plan and procedures involved that are specific to your situation.
The Steps for Installing a Fixed Bridge on Dental Implants
A: Before the procedure
The first step to replacing a full arch of teeth is a consultation. Through the consultation, your dentist can determine what needs to be done and prepare both he/she and you as the patient for the coming treatment procedure.
B: Installing the dental implants
The first step to replacing a full arch with a fixed bridge is installing dental implants to replace the lost tooth roots. In this case, five dental implants are used. Temporary teeth are attached that enable you to eat and function like normal while waiting for the permanent fixed bridge to be installed.
C: Attaching the fixed bridge
Once the dental implants have completely healed and fused with the jaw bone, the permanent fixed bridge is securely installed on top of the dental implants. With a full jaw replacement like this, it normally takes 2-3 visits to have the fixed bridge completely attached.
D: End result
With your fixed bridge installed and secured by dental implants, your new teeth should be hard to tell from natural teeth-both for you and others. People who have had traditional dentures before getting a fixed bridge often describe this as an overwhelming and very positive experience.
Dentures as Alternatives To A Fixed Bridge
Removable Overdenture Anchored on Dental Implants
An alternative to a fixed bridge is a removable overdenture, which is anchored on dental implants. The old fashion denture has many disadvantages, including interfering with eating and talking and should be avoided if possible.
Removable Full Denture Secured to Ball or Bar Attachment
Another alternative to a fixed bridge on dental implants is a removable full denture that is connected to either a ball or bar attachment, which in turn is anchored on two or more dental implants in the front part of the jaw. The dental implants help keep the dentures in place and provide better function and comfort. Receiving dentures in this way is usually less expensive than the fixed bridge alternative-although the end result can’t be compared.
Removable Full Denture
Full dentures that are loosely placed on the top of the gum to cover the lost teeth are commonly chosen as a method to replace a full jaw of missing teeth. Full dentures have no real advantages – except for the low price and easy installation. The disadvantages to these types of dentures are many. Dentures that are not secured by dental implants cause discomfort in eating, don’t look natural, affect speech, and cause sore gums from denture movement. Moreover, a full denture placed in the upper jaw severely reduces the sense of taste.
Fixed, Implant-Supported Teeth in One Day (Teeth in a Day)
Teeth in a day is a revolutionary approach for patients who have lost, or are in the process of losing, all of their teeth. With Teeth in a Day as a solution you’ll be able to eat and chew whatever you like, just as if you had natural, healthy teeth. We can restore the look, strength and function of natural teeth in one day if you are a candidate.
Unlike dentures, Teeth in a Day, is a fixed permanent solution in your mouth using four or more dental implants. Your beautiful new teeth will be attached to these dental implants. The teeth can only be removed by your dental implant dentist.
A few short years ago, a permanent solution for an arch of upper or lower missing teeth required six or more dental implants and often required a year or more of healing. This meant wearing an uncomfortable denture during the entire treatment. With the Teeth in a Day same day solution, you can have an interim set of implant-supported teeth the same day, so you never go without.
Teeth-In-1 Day Procedure Video
- Beautiful teeth supported by dental implants
- Comfortable and stable so you can eat what you want
- You’ll have a full arch of teeth in just one day!
- No more pain, no more dental work
- The look and feel of natural teeth
- Stop bone loss-look and feel 20 years younger
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth In A Day Procedures
What are the typical steps for completing my Teeth in a Day dental implant procedures?
For most patients, the process requires 4-6 months from start to finish and only 8-10 visits. This includes consultation visits, examinations, treatment and follow-ups. It is important to note Creekside Dental Clinic will transition you into your final set of teeth when your healing is complete.
Your visits will occur something like this:
Visit 1 – Patients come in for a complimentary consultation where they receive information about the Teeth in a Day procedure. Initial radiographs are done and the initial findings are discussed with one of our dentists. The dentist will let you know if you are a candidate for the Teeth in a Day procedure. Your dentist will ensure all of your questions and concerns are answered. You will be told of all your treatment options and an initial estimate of the fees is given. Your only real decision that day is whether or not to commit to a Case Work Up, or visit 2.
Visit 2 & 3 – This is a comprehensive “Case Work Up”. It includes a very detailed examination. Any additional x-rays that are needed, almost always including a 3 D x-ray, are done on site. Study models are made from impressions of the patient’s mouth. Photos are often taken. Teeth shade and shape are decided upon by you with our guidance. All of this dental data is used to treatment plan your case and to help explain every aspect of that plan with you. This appointment also gives you a chance to ask any further questions that you may have. Once your dentist has completed his/her analysis and created a personalized treatment plan, all options are discussed and any remaining questions or concerns are answered.
Once the plan is finalized a firm price will be set in writing for your signature. It is usually the same, or very close, to the price set at the first visit. Your fee for the proposed treatment will then not change and there are no hidden costs. The next step is to schedule the following series of appointments which will begin a big change, for the better in your life.
Visit 4 – You will get to see a wax version of your new smile which will be used to fabricate your interim prosthesis. While the interim is only worn for a few months, it’s important to us that you are happy and leave our office with a smile you can be proud of.
Visit 5 – Implant placement and attachment of your interim prosthesis is the exciting next step. You should plan to spend the entire day with us. You’ll spend the morning comfortably sedated while your implants are placed. The afternoon will be spent converting and affixing the interim teeth to your newly placed implants. You’ll be able to rest in between treatment, as we work to finalize your interim prosthesis for you. You’ll go home that day with your brand new smile!
Follow Up Visits 6 & 7 – We’ll have you back one or more times to monitor your healing and ensure that all is going as planned. Any needed adjustments are made. During this time, your gums will heal and change shape, while your bone is bonding even more tightly to your implants.
Visits 8 & 9 – After 4-6 months of healing, new impressions are made for a second and final set of teeth. The final prosthesis is built over a CAD/CAM milled titanium bar, which provides added strength so that your teeth can last a very long time. This bar is never visible to you or anyone else. It is designed to be under your new teeth where it will always support them. These appointments are short and very easy for you.
Visit 10 – The placement of your final restoration is done in one visit. You may return for a short series of one or two follow-up visits to ensure that the bite and fit are comfortable.
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