ANTERIOR/POSTERIOR IMPLANTS

What are my benefits to having an anterior implant?
When it is necessary to replace a missing front tooth, dental implants are an elite restorative solution. When you smile, your front teeth are the stars of the show, and every detail matters. Keeping this in mind, we can achieve tremendous levels of success when we replace missing front teeth with dental implants.

What does my complete restorative solution look like?

Replacing a missing front tooth begins with the establishment of a strong foundation. Without disrupting the health of the gums or the remaining teeth, a titanium dental implant post can be surgically inserted into the bone that once held your natural tooth.

Careful attention will be paid to the shape and the appearance of the gum tissue that surrounds the post of the implant. The health of the gum tissue is important to the overall healing process but it is also have a strong impact on the final appearance of your smile.

It may be necessary to allow the implant post and the surrounding bone to become fully integrated before completing your treatment. You may be fitted with a temporary crown or a removable flipper during the healing period (approximately 2-3 months).

Once the permanent and secure foundation has been established, the implant post will be finished with a custom-designed dental crown. Porcelain is generally the material of choice due to its striking similarities to natural enamel. The shade and translucency of the porcelain will be customized to mimic the appearance of the neighboring teeth.

Why choose a Posterior (Rear) Implant?

Your back teeth are just as critical to your appearance and your chewing pattern as your front teeth. If the back teeth are missing, replacing them with durable and attractive dental implants can provide you with the comfort and function that you once enjoyed with your natural teeth.

In addition to incurring incredible amounts of pressure and force during meals, the back teeth are often visible when you enjoy a hearty laugh and they serve as part of the framework that gives your face its natural contours. That's why our dental implants for the back teeth are subjected to such high expectations, both during and after the treatment process.

What are my expectations for my daily routine?

By permanently anchoring the implant post into the jawbone, we can provide you with a secure chewing and biting experience. Raw fruits and vegetables, meats, chips, and other textured foods can be chewed and properly digested without any discomfort or limitations.

Posterior Implants also offer a HIGH LEVEL OF FUNCTION AND STRENGTH.

The post is the portion of the implant that will serve as the artificial root for your new tooth. We'll select an implant post that will be sturdy enough to provide you with long term biting and chewing efficiency. Made from high-grade titanium, the post is designed to permanently integrate with the jawbone so that it can support a single dental crown, a bridge, and even dentures.

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