At Integrity Dental, we’re proud to offer comprehensive dentistry services that exceed even the highest patient expectations, and dental implant supported tooth replacement is one of our most innovative and effective services. Traditional tooth replacements only restored those parts of teeth visible when patients smile, but dental implants replace the lost root system of missing teeth. Tooth roots anchor teeth to the jaw bone and stimulate blood flow and retention of gum and bone tissue. Without replacing the root system of teeth, other restoration options don’t fully renew oral health. That’s why James Cole, DDS and his Farmington dental team recommend dental implant supported tooth replacement whenever possible.
If we determine that patients are good candidates for implant-retained tooth replacement, the process is completed in two main parts. The first step is to surgical place implant posts below the gum line. We make a small incision in the gum line, and insert the implant into position. Then, a protective cap is placed to allow the implant site to heal, and over the course of several months, the implant post fuses with the gum tissue and supportive alveolar bone mimicking natural root structures. When this process is complete, we attach a custom replacement tooth or teeth. Patients missing one to four consecutive teeth will restore their smile with a number of connected dental crowns attached to one or two implant posts. For more extensive tooth loss, we’ll likely recommend an implant supported partial or full denture.
Contact our team to schedule a dental implant consultation today. We’ll evaluate your oral health, and help you determine whether dental implant supported tooth replacement is right for you. We can then walk you through the entire treatment process and timeline. We welcome patients from Farmington, Kirtland, and other nearby communities.