Tooth loss is common. Teeth can fall out after trauma or injury, or due to decay, gum disease or old age. Although the most common treatments for missing teeth are dentures or bridges, dental implants are quickly becoming the preferred treatment since they provide a longer term solution, protect against bone loss and preserve nearby healthy gums.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement that is used when tooth loss has occurred. A dental implant uses a small titanium post that acts as the root of the tooth, creates a strong foundation for the artificial tooth and integrates well with existing bone and gum tissue. Dental implants are very durable and can last a lifetime. Dental implants are natural looking replacements for teeth and require the same care as natural teeth including brushing, flossing and regular check-ups.
Same day Implants
This innovative technique is revolutionizing the way people around the world receive dental implants. Dental implants are definitely the best option to help those with missing teeth. However, traditional implants are expensive and a very time consuming process often taking from 6 to 18 months to complete with multiple surgeries. With same day implants you will not have to wait 2 to 6 months until you have teeth. On the day of your implant surgery you will leave the office with fully functional temporary crowns attached to your implants.
What is an All-on-4 Implant?
The All-on-4 procedure is an advanced technique that uses four individual dental implants to replace an entire jaw with teeth.
In the past, 8 to 10 implants were needed for the same procedure and often bone grafting and sinus lifts were necessary. The All-on-4 procedure eliminates the need for these more costly and invasive techniques.
What Kinds of Anesthetics are Offered?
Implants can be placed under a variety of anesthetics to make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Tour & Smile does provide the option of general anesthetics for patients who choose so.