- Permanent Solutions
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a replacement for the roots of missing teeth. Made of titanium, the implant is surgically placed in the jawbone. Over time, the new implant actually fuses with the bone, acting as a natural tooth. After the healing process, a crown or artificial tooth is bonded to the root, matching the color and shape of your existing teeth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth in a row, or be used to support removable dentures. The use of implants with these traditional devices improves fit, adds strength, and reduces movement of artificial replacements. Each of these types helps to preserve jawbone shape.
Why Dental Implants
Dental implants are the replacement that most mimics natural teeth.They have strength and durability that previously didn’t exist in tooth replacement and are designed to last a lifetime.
No Jawbone Loss
Easy to clean
Missing teeth make eating difficult, change your face shape, and take away your desire to smile. Even worse, missing teeth can be the gateway for a host of serious oral health issues. The gap left between your teeth can be a trap for bacteria and plaque. Your existing teeth will shift to fill the empty space creating gaps and crooked teeth. The gumline often recedes, inviting periodontal disease. You can even suffer from jawbone deterioration. Replacing your missing teeth is not all about your appearance. It is an important way to protect your oral health.
Benefits of Guided Implant Surgery?
Guided surgery is a term that describes the advancements used to successfully install dental implants. Since implants were designed to combat problems below the gum line, the initial plan for placement worked beneath the gums. Today’s imaging technology and specialized tools help dental professionals to accurately predict and place the implant to improve the outcome of the appearance above the gumline.
The magic of guided surgery begins with imaging. 3D images are used to create a personalized surgical guide. When the guide is placed on your jaw, sleeves are used to help guide tools and put the implant into place. Benefits of 3D imaging combined with a surgical guide include:
Precision and Accuracy: The placement of sinuses, nerves, and the shape of your oral cavity is unique. Knowing the exact placement of your oral cavity eliminates many of the potential risks.
Predictability: With all of the information present, the dental team can correctly predict how the crown will appear when the surgery is complete.
Shorter Surgeries: By eliminating the guesswork and decreasing the potential risks, surgery time is decreased.
Reduced Trauma: Using a personalized surgical guide helps placement to be exact and reduce injury, bruising, and swelling.
Digital Planning: The ability to correctly predict the placement of the implant channel makes it easier to plan how the completed crown will appear.
CAD/CAM Technology: New technology allows for immediate restoration and to be placed at time of implant procedure.
Painless, Easy, Affordable Permanent Lifetime Solutions to Replace Missing Teeth!
Dental implants are a groundbreaking advancement in tooth replacement. Finally, dental professionals can work to address the problems missing teeth cause below the gumline and produce a beautiful lasting solution. As the technology becomes more advanced, guided surgery improves the final appearance of replacements and increases eligibility for the procedure.
Why Island Dental Associates?
Dental Implants All Under One Roof
At Island Dental Associates our oral surgeon, periodontist, dentists and our on-site dental lab technicians all work together in one location, face-to-face to give you the best dental implant results possible.
Multi-Specialty Dental Group From One Location
At Island Dental Associates you are cared for by a team of dental specialists who work on-site, including a Periodontist, an Oral Surgeon, a Diplomate in Dental Implant Surgery.
This “Team” who will be treating you has a combined experience placing dental implants of over 64 years.
Our on-site digital full-service dental lab technicians are able to make temporary and permanent teeth the same day.
The term “one cost” means NO HIDDEN FEES… and all-inclusive pricing which is lower than other offices since we have everything under one roof and don’t need to outsource. We own our own lab… therefore, we can provide the best quality at an affordable cost… without compromising anything.
We combine our specialists, dentists, and lab technicians all in one location. The effect is to bring all of our experienced providers together which gives YOU the outcome you expect and deserve.
Same Day Teeth
Yes, it is possible to have same day teeth, BUT… we want the natural course of healing to take place and allow for the natural integration of your implants which will be the anchors for your teeth for years to come. However, not allowing for proper healing can cause implant failure, pain, swelling, food impaction, and not allowing your teeth to fit as intended.
WE can make temporary or permanent teeth the same day utilizing our on site digital lab depending on each patient’s circumstances and needs. And, after healing is complete which can vary from patient to patient, we then make the final teeth to ensure the proper fit, function, color, esthetics and feel.
All On Four
Or, as we say… ALL ON WHAT YOU NEED… which can be either 4 or 8 implants.
Yes… we perform all on 4 cases, but IF one fails (which RARELY happens) then we have a problem and your restoration may become unstable. We ALWAYS recommend stability and long term success.
So, if you are a candidate for ALL ON 4 DENTAL IMPLANTS we say it doesn’t cost more to have more. WE will give you additional implants at not cost just to make sure your case is successful now and for years to come.
We offer Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), IV sedation, or a sedative medication in addition to a local anesthetic to give you most pain free relaxing dental experience.
We take pain free to a new level, with relaxing chairs, large screen cable tv in each room with Netflix, headphones and each procedure we have a chairside assistant if you need someone to hold your hand.