An implant is a metal “root” which can be placed into the jawbone. Once integrated with your bone, the implant can be used to support a crown, a bridge, or secure a removable appliance, or eliminate the need for a removable appliance.
The dental implants used by most dentists and dental specialists are root-form implants, which means that they are used to replace natural tooth roots in areas of the mouth where teeth are missing. Dental implants provide an exciting option for people missing some or all of their teeth. They look, and function like your own natural teeth.
Our office has the honor to have Dr. Kligerman who is at the forefront of dental implant technology. He has received a patent from the United States Patent Office for Immediate Load Dental Implants, which will allow him to place a full set of dental implants in one relatively short visit.
The procedure is usually done in-office, the implants and tooth restorations are placed together in a few hours… and healing time is quicker than with traditional implants.
- Eliminates the need to “cut down” the neighboring teeth to make a bridge.
- Maintains the jawbone structure.
- Feels and functions like natural teeth.
- Does not rely on other teeth for support.
- Replaces partial plates and may be used to secure loose dentures.
- Cleaned and flossed like a natural tooth.
Before making the decision to going the implant route, ask yourself if there is another option. We offer many different implant alternatives.
The different alternative options to implants that we provide are:
- Tooth Supported Bridge
- Removable Partial Denture
- No Treatment
Single Tooth Implant
Implants can replace a single tooth with the use of a post that substitutes as a tooth root, and a crown that fits on an abutment on top of the post. Once placed, a single tooth implant will feel and perform like a natural tooth.
Multiple Teeth Implants
Multiple tooth implants are used to replace several teeth that are missing. This can be done by either placing implants side-by-side, or by placing implants at each end of a gap and placing a crown and bridge restoration on top. Once placed, multiple tooth implants will feel and perform like natural teeth.
Full Denture Arch Implants
Full arch implants are used to replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. This is done by strategically placing implants along the upper or lower jaw, and attaching a denture-like attachment over abutments on the implant posts. Once placed, a full arch using implants will feel and perform like natural teeth.