Dental implants are often the best replacement for single or multiple missing teeth. The restorations supported by the implants may be fixed, i.e. crowns or bridges, or removable. Patients with loose dentures can have implants placed to stabilize their prostheses. To ensure the long-term success of dental implants, CT imaging is used to identify sites for implant placement. State of the art CAD CAM technology and computer guidance are implemented to help determine treatment solutions. Every effort is made to maximize comfort, beauty and function throughout the transition from missing teeth to permanent replacement. Prototypes of the restorations are made for the patient to experience the final design before placement of the permanent restorations. For some people, teeth can be placed the same day as the implant surgery.
During the healing phase immediately after surgery, it is important that the implant site is free of pressure. The surgeon will provide you specific instructions regarding your care during healing.
Whether you have a prototype provisional crown, permanent crown, or removable prosthesis, the implant should be cleaned daily. As with natural teeth, adequate removal of plaque is necessary to maintain the health of the gum and bone around the implant. Daily use of soft toothbrushes, floss and floss aides are recommended. We are always happy to show you how to care for the implants.
If you are experiencing a high bite or any discomfort at the implant, please let us know immediately.