Dental Implants are small prosthetic posts that are placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. They act as replacements for the root portion of lost natural teeth and also serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth -- in fact, no-one will be able to tell the difference. Dental implants are appropriate for almost anyone who is currently missing teeth or is at risk of losing teeth.
In many situations, dental implants can give patients back their confident smile. The benefits are improved esthetics, the ability to eat comfortably and a clean, healthy oral environment for the patient.
There are numerous advantages of dental implant treatment over other treatment options. It is not necessary to grind down the adjacent teeth for a bridge, or secure a partial denture to adjacent teeth with clasps or hooks, which can cause tooth loosening. Implant-supported replacement teeth spare patients many of the disadvantages of traditional false teeth.
There are many different types of dental implants available, however the most common dental implants are called "root form implants." Our dentists have extensive experience in dental implants and would be pleased to discuss the benefits of implant prosthetics with you. Ask about implant restorative treatment at the time of your consultation.
SimPlant is precise preoperative planning software that provides an increased level of confidence and an extra margin of safety for your patients. A plan is created for the ideal positioning of implants, in both 2D and 3D, while taking into account both clinical and esthetical considerations.
Dental Implants can offer solutions for:
The patient that cannot speak or chew comfortably with conventional dentures.
The patient who is missing teeth and wants to avoid a removable partial denture.
The patient who has an exaggerated gag reflex and cannot maintain dentures of any kind in the mouth.
The patient who is wearing dentures and wants a fixed appliance to increase function/ cosmetics/ hygiene/ and psychological acceptance of replacement of missing teeth.
The patient who needs to increase their ability to chew better to aid in the digestive process.
A new surgical procedure allowing the placement of dental implants in less than an hour.. What makes Teeth-In-An-Hour different is the fact that it allows the dentist to use a software program to place implants virtually, before the procedure is performed on the patient. The dentist emails the virtual model to the Swedish company Nobel Biocare, which creates a custom-made guide, showing exactly where to drill holes for the implant. This allows the dentist more precise planning for a minimally invasive surgery. The surgery produces no bleeding, requires no stiches, and has little if no pain involved. Dr. Farrell of Village Dental was one of the first dentist in Florida to perform this new technique.