Dental Implant Services
What are Dental Implants
There are a wide variety of different types of dental implants, but at their core a dental implant starts with a small post that is used as an artificial substitute for the root of a tooth. Next what is known as an abutment, or connector is placed on top of the dental implant. Finally a replacement tooth is built to match your teeth and thus complete the dental implant. As you can imagine it takes great precision to ensure a dental implant looks natural and blends in with your existing teeth. At Alpine Dental we’ve been providing dental implants for quite some time and would be honored to provide you with a consultation to discuss your dental implant needs.
Types of Dental Implant Procedures We Offer:
Single Dental Implants
Single dental implants can be used when a conventional bridge isn’t necessary. A single implant allows adjacent teeth to be preserved, which is often the goal of patients who are looking for the most natural smile possible after a dental implant procedure.
All on 4 or 6 Dental Implants
All on 4 or all on 6 dental implants are used to replace the bulk of someone’s teeth. The difference between All on 4 or All on 6 refers to the number of implants that will be placed on your top and/or bottom jaws. All on 4 implants use 4 implants, 2 that are located on the upper jaw and 2 on the lower jaw. All on 6 implants use an additional 2 implants to better anchor the dental bridges.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures offer patients the benefits that are often associated with implants but at a price point that is more aligned with dentures. Implant supported dentures involve surgery to attach between 4 to 6 implants into a patient’s jawbone. Once the implants fuse properly, a unique set of dentures is designed and affixed to these implants. This gives the patient a much improved smile without many of the disadvantages associated with dentures.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
Bone grafts are used to increase the amount of bone in a certain part of the jaw. Bone may be taken from elsewhere in the body and fused to existing bone in the jaw. Bone grafts are often done if a patient has lost one of more adult teeth, or has severe gum disease.
A sinus lift is a procedure that is also often referred to as sinus augmentation, which can help to make it easier for dental implants to be placed. This procedure is often needed when patients have suffered from bone loss and therefore do not have enough support necessary for dental implants.
Contact Alpine For Any Of Your Dental Implant Needs
If you’re interested in learning more about the different types of dental implants, don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals at Alpine Dental today. As you can see there are a whole host of options when it comes to restoring your smile! Don’t go forward with expensive dental work until you truly know all of your options. Reach out to Alpine Dental today to schedule your “new smile” consultation.