DENTAL IMPLANT

BEST WAY TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH

$1799 for single implant, abutment and crown(total package for one complete tooth). Free CBCT scan for 3D treatment planning. Limited to a single tooth restoration and adequate bone volume is required for the implant site.

Missing one or more teeth?

If you are considering to replace your missing tooth or teeth, we can help you with dental implant treatment. Currently, dental implants are the best treatment option to replace any missing tooth. Dr. Baek will use 3D CBCT scan to evaluate the area of missing tooth and will determine whether an implant can be safely placed in an ideal location.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • High long term success rate..
  • Prevent other teeth drifting into the empty space, which may cause more tooth loss in the future.
  • Gain confidence when your smile, no more empty space.
  • Implants look natural and function just like natural teeth. You can enjoy your favorite foods.
  • Prevent bone loss, which can change the shape of your face, see the picture below.
  • Dental implants are fixed prosthesis, meaning they stay fixed in your mouth.
  • Implants can help stabilize loose dentures.
  • Better option than a bridge which sacrifices adjacent teeth for support. Also a bridge makes it harder to keep the area clean since the crowns are connected, preventing easy flossing.

 

teeth migration after tooth loss

Consequences of a missing molar

Teeth are very dynamic and have a tendency to move into an empty space. Loss of a molar can cause shifting of the adjacent teeth in the area over years. This can have several negative effects and very hard to reverse it.

Gradual bone loss can occur following extractions, resulting in collapsed facial height. Dental implants can prevent this process

Digital planning with 3D CBCT for precise placement and patient safety.

What is a guided surgery for implant?

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Insight into the implant procedure

   Many patients are intimidated by the implant process because they aren’t aware of what’s
involved in it. Our dentist will take the time to explain it to you, so you don’t feel anxious
during the procedure. Here’s a look at exactly what you can expect from it:

1. Tooth Extraction if necessary
If there’s any dental matter left behind, it needs to be cleared out before the dentist can
place an implant at the site. We first clean the implant site and remove all the natural
dental matter from the area. This can be decayed fragments of the natural root or severely damaged tooth.

2. Bone Grafting if necessary
The implant requires some bone matter to provide support. If the jaw bone is too thin or
worn out, our dentist will have to perform a bone grafting procedure to strengthen it. We
can take different approaches to this procedure based on the patient’s requirements and
preferences. This can take several weeks because the graft needs to integrate completely with the surrounding matter before we can place the implant post. Dr. Baek will refer you to local specialists if the site requires extensive amount of bone grafting.

3. Placing The Implant(surgery)
Most patients don’t require any grafting because they have enough bone matter to support the post. In this case, we can skip the grafting process and move on directly to the implant process. Here’s a look at what happens during this procedure:
 We first administer anesthetic to ensure you don’t experience any kind of pain during the procedure. Based on 3D planning, surgical guide is used to place an implant at an ideal location. Many times we can do this surgery without opening up(flap) gum tissue, minimizing post-op discomfort and faster healing.

You can use temporary dentures to cover the gap as the site heals and is ready for the dental crown.  

4. Osseointegration(3 to 6 momths)
The titanium implant is body-friendly and has a low risk of rejection. During the healing
process, the surrounding bone matter grows and bonds with the surface of the implant
post. This process is known as osseointegration. It helps ensure the post remains in place for the rest of your life. Once the post is fully integrated, it provides a solid anchor for your crown.

5. Final prosthesis(crown)
Once the integration is complete, the dentist will perform another minor surgery to place a healing abutment. This will shape the gum tissue for the final impression or scan. After 2 weeks of healing period, final scan is taken to digitally fabricate an ideal custom abutment and strong but good looking crown.

.If you want to know more about the procedure or wish to book a consultation, contact us at 956 618 5811.