Dental Implant Options
The dental implant procedure can be customized in a number of ways to address patients’ varying needs. From placing a single implant to replacing an entire set of teeth, our cosmetic and implant dentist is experienced in performing a wide range of complex cases. Patients at Cornerstone Dental who choose one of our advanced dental implant options to replace their missing teeth can rest assured they are receiving superior care with the most precise, aesthetic results possible. Having achieved the highest level of expertise in implant dentistry, Dr. Beckwith is committed to helping patients obtain healthy, beautiful teeth they are proud to reveal.
During the consultation process, Dr. Beckwith will listen to your concerns and perform an oral examination to determine the extent of your needs. By utilizing state-of-the-art x-ray and cone beam scan technology, he can assess your oral health and jawbone quality to make an accurate diagnosis and begin planning your procedure. Once the most beneficial dental implant option has been established, Dr. Beckwith will take the time to educate you on what to expect from the process.
To set up your appointment and learn if dental implants are right for you, please contact us today. For more information about the advanced options we offer, feel free to browse through the details below.
Single Tooth Implants
If you are missing one tooth, you may be a good candidate for a single tooth implant procedure. This offers a permanent solution that most closely resembles your natural tooth. Replacing your tooth with a dental implant has many advantages over alternative options.
While bridges are often used to fill the gap of a missing tooth, this treatment involves preparing the healthy adjacent teeth to secure the new artificial tooth and, therefore, compromising their structure. A dental implant, on the other hand, is a standalone replacement that not only replaces the single tooth without affecting others, but also replaces the root. This helps you avoid the deterioration of bone and soft tissue in the area that can result from a lack of stimulation caused by the absence of your tooth.
Multiple Tooth Implants
If you have two or more missing teeth, consider the potential of a multiple tooth implant procedure. This is performed much like a single tooth implant but further restores the function and natural look of your teeth. Whether the missing teeth are next to each other or in different areas of the mouth, Dr. Beckwith prefers to utilize implants whenever possible due to their unparalleled benefits. Should you have several missing teeth, you may find implant supported dentures to better align with your goals.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures utilize the advanced capabilities of implant technology to support a full arch of replacement teeth. If you are missing all of your teeth, Dr. Beckwith may recommend this option to help you regain function of your teeth while also preserving your jawbone density. By opting for implant supported dentures, you can avoid the inconveniences that come with traditional dentures, such as denture movement, gum irritation, and food restrictions. Dental implants provide a solid foundation for your dentures and can even help you chew and talk like normal again.
Teeth in a Day
Getting new teeth in a day is a revolutionary treatment option Dr. Beckwith offers for those with a full mouth of missing or severely damaged teeth. Due to the emotional and physical suffering this can cause, he is proud to offer you the ability to replace all of your teeth in as little as one day. To perform this procedure, the remaining damaged teeth are extracted, and a set of implants are placed within each arch to secure your new upper and/or lower arch of artificial teeth. Once the implants are placed, Dr. Beckwith will take an impression of your mouth to begin the fabrication of your replacement teeth, which can be placed the next day. After about three to six months, when the implants have fused to your jawbone, a permanent restoration replaces the temporary arches.
Contact Cornerstone Dental
Dental implants are a versatile tooth replacement that can be customized for patients of varying needs. Regardless of which option is best for you, there is no doubt implant surgery can be a life-changing procedure. For more information about our options, and to learn which may be right for you, please contact us to schedule your appointment.