Implant Replacement Options
Single implant for single tooth
A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant.
A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants.
Dentures with Implants
A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge or hybrid denture) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.
All-On-4 / Fixed Hybrid / Teeth In A Day
An implant-retained denture (or overdenture) uses special attachments that your denture snaps on to. The denture is as stable as real teeth, and can be removed daily for cleaning.
Many times a temporary crown or prosthesis can be delivered the day or day after implants are placed. This is called an Immediate Restoration, and will be coordinated with your general dentist. If Immediate Restoration is not indicated, we will arrange with your general dentist to provide you with good looking and functional temporary replacement teeth you will never have to go without teeth.
The number of implants varies depending upon which type of prosthesis is recommended.
Dr. Suttle or Dr. Pierce often utilize the most current technology to assess implant sites, particularly a 3D scan (Cone Beam Volumetric Scan). They will discuss all implant options with you at your first visit, and in conjunction with your general dentist develop a treatment plan appropriate to meet your needs.