Even just one missing tooth can cause multiple problems for a person’s health and confidence, and those issues only get worse as more teeth are lost. If you find yourself hesitating to smile or avoiding your favorite foods because of missing teeth, Center One Dental is able to provide the solution you need: dental implants. Implants are the only treatment that replaces the entire tooth from the root up, providing the most complete and natural-looking results possible. Whether you are missing a single tooth or need full dentures, they can help you reclaim your smile. To learn more about what they can do for you, contact us today.
A dental implant is actually a prosthetic root that is placed directly into the jaw in order to support any number of replacement teeth. In order to get them, a patient must have an adequate amount of healthy jawbone to provide support. If a patient does not, Dr. Raj can help build up the jaw’s height and thickness using a bone graft. With either a patient’s own tissue or donated tissue, he can apply it directly to the areas where he intends to place an implant so a patient can safely rebuild their smile.
When a patient chooses to get dental implants, the treatment is completed in two main phases. The first phase is the surgical placement, in which the implants are positioned in the jawbone in the areas where the teeth have gone missing. Dr. Raj can handle this part of the procedure right here in Canonsburg to make your implant journey nice and smooth. Thanks to his expert touch and available dental sedation, most patients report feeling little to no discomfort either during or after the procedure. You’ll be given a few months to heal, and afterwards, you’ll return to our office for the next phase of treatment, which is restoration.
An implant-retained crown allows us to restore a single missing tooth in a way that is practically identical to nature. A custom-made, all-porcelain crown will be fitted to the implant post using a metal connector called an abutment, and once this is done, it will be virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth. We’ll shape and shade the crown so that it perfectly blends with your smile, and thanks to the titanium root, you can trust it to be just as strong as your natural teeth as well.
We can also use implant crowns to construct a dental bridge. Two implant crowns can be placed on either side of the gap in a person’s smile, and they are then bonded to prosthetic teeth to close it.
Are you sick and tired of your denture slipping and sliding around your mouth? If so, we can use dental implants to give you a set of teeth that are always rock-solid. We can make a prosthetic that snaps directly onto multiple implants placed within the jaw to give you a secure mold that a removable denture simply can’t match. Implant-retained dentures also maintain their fit for much longer, and they even allow patients to have a significantly stronger bite force.
Mini dental implants are a great option for patients whose jawbones are too thin or brittle to support traditional implant posts. They are shorter and thinner than regular posts, but they can still be used to support a denture with a hold much more stable than a traditional one. As a plus, due to their reduced size, they can usually be placed and restored in less time than regular implants.
If you are missing an entire row of teeth, then we can use All-on-4 to replace the missing structure with an implant-retained denture in just one well-planned appointment. It uses just four strategically placed implants to support a denture you’ll never have to worry about moving around in your mouth. With this treatment, you can literally wake up one morning with an incomplete smile and go to bed that night with a full set of teeth.