Dental implants are tooth root replacements that are surgically implanted into the jawbone, and used to anchor a replacement tooth, bridge, or dentures. Dental implants are permanent solutions to missing, damaged, or decayed teeth. Not only are dental implants a fantastic cosmetic solution to improve the appearance of your smile, but they have numerous benefits to your oral and overall health, and allow you to get back to living your life.
Benefits of dental implants include:
Dental implants are the #1 most popular tooth replacement option among doctors and patients alike. They are permanent restorations with the ability to regenerate a new tooth root, and are cared for just like natural teeth, so there are no dietary restrictions. Dupont Family Dentistry offers several different implant options in addition to traditional single-tooth implants. All implant procedures are performed here in our office, so there is no need for multiple treatment locations or outside doctors.
Mini implants are an option for patients who can’t physically support—or don’t want—conventional implant restorations. Since they are smaller than traditional implants, surgical post placement is not as invasive. Mini implants are capable of supporting most types of replacement teeth, including bridges, dentures, and fixed crowns. They can also secure loose and lower arch dentures. Due to their small size, they can usually be installed the same day without sutures and only using local anesthesia.
The term All-on-4® refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants—a procedure that is meant to replace all the teeth, whether they are missing completely or severely compromised by disease or other conditions. The four implants support a fixed prosthesis with 10-14 teeth that is placed immediately, typically within 24 hours of surgery.
Teeth Tomorrow® is a complete dental implant system that locks a full-arch dental bridge in place. Teeth Tomorrow bridges are precision-milled from a single solid piece of Prettau Zirconia, one of the most durable materials available, so they won’t chip, crack, or stain. They’re even resistant to attracting plaque, odors, and bacteria—and since they’re made of one single piece of zirconia, there’s no need to floss!
Teeth-in-a-Day can mean single implants or multiple implant-supported teeth, but not replacement of the full arch. It’s a crown-and-bridge implant process that only takes one day.
If you are suffering from broken, decayed, or missing teeth, dental implants from Dupont Family Dentistry might be a good option for you. Call Dr. Diehl & Dr. Hemphill, your Fort Wayne dentists today at (260) 209-1550, or schedule a consultation online today to see what we can do for you.