The Comfort & Confidence of Dental Implants
The first “fixed” option is dental implants. Implant restorations are replacements for lost teeth. They look, feel and function like your natural teeth. Implants can provide a stable attachment for a single tooth replacement, bridge or complete dentures.
Elmwood Dental Restoration and Implant Center has been the leader in providing implants and developing innovative implant-based treatments for more than 20 years. We have helped thousands of people discover the benefits of long lasting, natural looking dental implants. Patients tell us their implant restorations give them confidence and improve their quality of life. And studies have documented a greater than 98% success rate for implants after ten years.
The Benefits of Dental ImplantsDental implants are the next best thing to your own teeth:
• Nothing looks or feels as close to your natural teeth as implants.
• Bridgework and dentures may need to be replaced every ten to fifteen years, but implants will last a lifetime with proper care.
• Implants will not decay, fracture or foster gum disease.
• Implants can replace one or a series of lost teeth.
• Implants won't compromise surrounding natural teeth.
• Unlike conventional bridgework or dentures, implants stimulate bone growth and help preserve oral health.
• Implant-based HYBRIDGE® now offers new hope to patients with the most complex dental issues. Hybridge replaces up to 12 teeth permanently.
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The Implant ProcessStep 1: Consultation and planning.
Your initial Implant Consultation will include:
• A discussion of your chief complaints
• A discussion of your goals and preferences
• A review of your dental and medical history
• A dental exam
We will develop a customized treatment plan, review it with you and help you choose the best options to meet your goals.
Step 2: Placing the implant(s).
The implants are oftentimes placed with few or no incisions. We will review your medical history with you and prescribe the proper medication to make your experience comfortable.
Step 3: Forming and fitting the prosthetic tooth or bridge.
Impressions may be taken the same day the implant is placed, or we may wait up to a few months for healing to occur. Your prosthetic tooth or bridge will be fabricated and adjusted during one or more "trial fittings," then attached to the abutment(s). We will teach you how to care for your new teeth and recommend a schedule of visits for cleaning.