Implant dentistry is an area of dentistry focusing on dental implants. A dental implant is a tooth replacement solution that involves the placement of an artificial tooth root into the jawbone after a tooth is extracted or lost. For more than 30 years, dental implants have been successful and every year in the United States, more than 5 million patients undergo dental implant surgery.
At 5th and Olive Dental, we offer a variety of tooth restoration options, including dental implants.
Dental Implant Materials
Types of Dental Implants
We offer several different types of dental implants, based on your needs.
Single Tooth Implant
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-6 Dental Implants
Implant Supported Bridges
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Restores your ability to speak normally
- Restores chewing ability
- Designed to look natural
- Improves self-esteem/confidence
- Prevents jawbone loss, making you look younger
- Reduces stress on remaining teeth
- Easy to maintain
- Should last a lifetime with proper care/maintenance
There are a few disadvantages:
Expensive, but the benefits outweigh the cost
Additional procedures may be required if you don’t have enough bone density
Dental Implant Procedure
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction provides significant aesthetic and functional improvements and is often recommended for patients who have:
Multiple missing/damaged teeth due to decay or trauma
Extensive gum disease
Severe tooth wear due to erosion (diet/acid reflux) or bruxism
Genetic conditions that cause teeth to be poorly developed
These issues can impact a patient’s appearance, bite, and their ability to use their teeth- but full mouth reconstruction can resolve these issues.
What is Denture Stabilization?
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Implant Dentistry FAQs
What is implant dentistry?
Implant dentistry is an area of dentistry focused on dental implants. This is a permanent tooth restoration procedure for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Your teeth have a major impact on your life- missing them can be detrimental to your overall health and happiness.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care, dental implants may last a lifetime. This means practicing good oral hygiene habits, being careful what you eat/drink, and visiting the dentist every 6 months for exams and cleanings.
How much is a tooth implant?
Depending on the type of dental implant you get, the cost ranges from around $3,000 for a single tooth implant to around $30,000 for a full-mouth reconstruction.
What is Denture Stabilization?
Denture stabilization is the process of using dental implants to stabilize dentures. Some patients only require 2 implants to stabilize their dentures, while others may require up to 8. This depends on the size of their arch, as well as the quality of their jawbone.
Can you turn regular dentures into Snap-on dentures?
Yes, you can convert your traditional dentures into snap-on dentures. All you must do is attach the connectors to the dentures and have implants put in. This is one of the best upgrades you can make if you have traditional dentures.
What are used to stabilize overdentures?
At 5th and Olive Dental, we use traditional endosteal implants to stabilize overdentures.