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Implants

At SmileArts dental we place our own implants, which gives us the ultimate control in getting the desired results. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are essentially titanium screws that are surgically placed in the jaw bone to mimic and replace the roots of the missing tooth. After the implant is placed and heals, the prosthetic restoration is placed on top of it which can consist of single crowns, bridges, removable or fixed dentures. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. 


Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

 

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants usually requires 3 visits: The consultation visit, the surgical placement of the implant and the restorative visit. 

At SmileArts we use our in office cone beam CT scan to image the jawbone prior to placing your dental implant to determine the exact location. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate with the jaw bone. This process of Oseointegration is important for the long term stability of your implant and is usually around 3 months. 

We will most likely restore your implant crown with our in office CEREC machine that will consist of a single visit. If you are doing an implant supported denture, the restorative phase will likely consist of some additional visits. 

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.  Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.

AT SMILEARTS DENTAL, WE COMPLETE MULTIPLE HUNDREDS OF IMPLANTS PER YEAR AND OUR FAILURE RATE IS LESS THAN 3%!

If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.