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The caring and experienced staff at Guerrino Dentistry truly believes that the first step toward achieving and maintaining dental health is a comprehensive dental exam. After that first exam, we will have a much better idea of any problems that may exist and how to go about dealing with them. Assessments and the creation of dental goals are essential. If you end up being an individual who needs an implant bridge or a single tooth implant, we can get you back on the road to a healthy, happy, winning smile. No one should have to suffer with unhealthy teeth.
Where bridges are concerned, the comparison between implant supported and non-implant supported can be found in the name itself. An implant supported bridge, or a single tooth implant, rely on securement to an implant that is placed directly in the jawbone. Crowns are connected to one another to form one piece, in the case of a bridge. For those who cannot exist with a regular dental bridge because they simply don't have enough healthy teeth on which to anchor it, this is the perfect solution.
A couple of surgeries may be needed for preparation of the implant. After the initial implant, a healing period will be allowed. After that, the placement of the bridge can occur.
There are numerous factors that can have an influence on how much time the entire process takes, including healing time. X-rays are involved in the initial exam, followed by surgeries and the implant itself. Sometimes a buildup of bone needs to be added which can extend the time needed for the entire process to take place.
If you have one or more missing teeth, need to have a number of teeth pulled, or have had teeth pulled in the past, an implant bridge or single tooth implant can be used to give you back a complete set of teeth. Ordinarily, a bridge could be anchored in place, relying on the healthy remaining teeth for stability. The bridge would need to be anchored to the jaw, however, if not enough healthy teeth remain. For your individual health and dental needs, the experts at Guerrino Dentistry will be happy to assist you with a complete examination, assessment, and determination for future dental work.
From the very beginning to the very end, every step of your bridge or single tooth implant will be explained to you by our dental specialists. It is essential that you have a complete understanding of what will occur and what you can expect as an end result. How else could you make an informed decision?
Initially, the restoration and implant process will be discussed during an initial consultation with a prosthodontist or general dentist. Your gums and teeth will be carefully examined, x-rays taken, and impressions will be made. A CT and dental history could also come into play.
Throughout the process, surgeries, and restorative phase – whether you go with a single tooth implant or bridge implant – we will help and guide you every step of the way.
Guerrino Dentistry understands that going to the dentist is not at the top of the “list of my favorite things" for most people. But our caring staff members and relaxing environment will help you to feel more secure, comfortable, and well cared for. With your new implant, you will soon be able to enjoy a smile that is vibrant, healthy, and stunning. The added security of the implant being secured directly to bone will give you maximum peace of mind.