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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a small, screw like device that is surgically placed into healthy jawbone. Dental implants are so versatile that they can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire mouthful of teeth. Crowns, bridges or even dentures can be securely attached to implants.

The reason dental implants are Dr. Benenati's favorite way to restore missing teeth is that they are the only procedure that recreates the entire structure of the tooth - both the root and the crown. Having a new root in place accomplishes a myriad of things other treatments simply cannot. The new titanium root establishes an extremely sturdy base for the replacement teeth, meaning once they are in, you can trust them to stay there for a lifetime. 

The end result is that your missing teeth will be completely replaced in a way that makes your smile look better but also feels better and healthier as well.

Dental Implant Jawbone

A Single Tooth

An all-porcelain crown will be used to replace a single tooth. Dental porcelain is as strong and durable as natural enamel, and it can be specially shaded to seamlessly match the rest of your smile.

A Row of Missing Teeth

Dental implants can also be used to support a bridge. Once an all-porcelain crown has been placed, it can be bonded to multiple prosthetic teeth that will simply sit on top of the gums. This is much faster than replacing each individual tooth with implants, and it doesn't require your other teeth to be filed down to hold crowns (which is required for traditional bridges).

Teeth Missing Throughout the Mouth

Multiple implant posts can support a partial dentures. Traditional partial dentures can be very uncomfortable and place pressure on remaining teeth, but that is not the case with an implant-retained denture. This prosthetic is supported by titanium posts, which not only leave the remaining teeth alone (making them much more comfortable) but also provide the benefit of having your root structure restored.

An Entire Arch of Teeth

Dental implants can also support a set of full dentures for both the upper and lower jaw. These dentures have many benefits over traditional ones.

Implant Supported Bridge
Implant Supported Denture

A consultation appointment with Dr. Benenati is necessary so he can thoroughly examine your mouth and gums and take appropriate imaging.  Your medications and medical history will also be reviewed.  If it is determined that dental implants are right for you, the process happens in three steps:

 

Placement

This is a minor surgical procedure where the implant is placed in the best position for aesthetics longevity and function. Post operation discomfort is usually mild and lasts less than a week. Most patients don't require more than over the counter medicine.

Healing

Full healing of an implant takes time. Three or more months are usually necessary for adequate healing of gums and bone.

Restoration

When your implant has healed, the restoration process starts with impressions and shade selection. This enables us to custom fabricate an abutment and crown that will match your existing teeth.

Eat, chew and smile

all day, every day

with confidence.

Why consider implants?
Replacing Teeth
What is involved?

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