At Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery we offer several implant-related treatments to replace one or more missing teeth. We specialize in implant treatment because we believe that dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that we surgically embed deep into the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, it will slowly fuse to your jaw through the process of osseointegration. After a brief healing period, the implant screw will be able to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. Dental implants can be used to support a single crown, a partial bridge, and a full-arch restoration.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. This makes implants a more convenient, durable, secure, and aesthetically pleasing option over traditional restorations. The numerous benefits of dental implants have made them the industry standard for tooth replacement!
All-on-4® Treatment Concept
We offer the All-on-4 treatment concept for patients missing all or most of their teeth. As the name suggests, this full-arch restoration only uses four implants to support the entire bridge. The posterior (back) implants are placed at an angle to utilize the strongest part of the jawbone. Other full-arch restorations usually require six to eight implants. Thanks to the revolutionary new technique, All-on-4 is much more effective and minimally-invasive than other options.
An implant-supported denture is similar to All-on-4 but usually requires more implants. We may recommend an implant-supported denture if you want a better alternative to traditional dentures. A traditional denture is a removable appliance that rests on the gums. Because it is not secured by implants, many patients experience difficulty eating, discomfort, and even embarrassing slips.
Am I A Candidate For Implants?
If you are in good oral and overall health, you should qualify for implant treatment. If you have experienced significant bone deterioration due to tooth loss, you may need a bone graft first. During your consultation, our surgeons will be able to determine if implants are right for you. This usually involves a series of diagnostic tests that may include digital x-rays and CBCT scans.
Dental Implant FAQ
We believe patient education is the cornerstone of good oral health. During your initial appointment, our surgeons will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding dental implants. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to voice any concerns. Staying informed can help you better maintain your restoration and prevent potential problems.
Teeth in a day
Today, Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can help to provide you with a much more natural, and quick, restoration to your smile, and your quality of life, with Teeth in a Day dental implants.
After Implant Placement
Implant placement, like any surgery, has a recovery time. Patients will need to take a break from their usual routine for a couple of days and should expect some pain and discomfort for the next couple of weeks. Our patients can expect the implants to last over 25 years, so their impact on a patient’s life is very minimal once implants have been placed.
Schedule a Consultation
Find out if dental implants are right for you! Call 657-384-2787 to schedule your consultation appointment today!