Dr. Eric Mack
Most dental offices require you to go see another dentist for the implant and then return to the original office for the crown. At Incredible Smiles the bar for customer service is different. Together Dr. Kemmet and Dr. Mack offer their expertise so there is no running around to other offices. The x-rays and conversations for each patient are all in one location. This is a team that cares – you will notice it from the first time you call.
An implant is placed into the bone where the original tooth’s root structure once lived and a crown is secured to the implant. We employ the use of 3D scanning technology to determine the most optimal placement for dental implants. It is our belief that an implant should not be placed without this imaging.
BENEFITS: A bridge is no longer necessary because a secure tooth structure is recreated to look and feel like a natural tooth. Oral hygiene is easier to maintain with dental implants than with a bridge. This is an ideal solution when adjacent teeth are healthy.
TIME FRAME: A few visits over a 3 to 4 month period.
Incredible Smiles provides dental teeth implants for their guests. The dentists at Incredible Smiles are highly trained in the placement and restoration of implants. Be assured you are receiving care provided with the very latest in technology and training when you see Dr. Kemmet and her team of trained professionals. Insist on 3D cone beam technology when having an implant placed to insure the optimal placment. This gives the dentist a 3D picture of your anatomy and insures long term stability and results.
Implant dentistry allows those who have lost a tooth or teeth the opportunity to recreate a natural look and feel. Utilizing healthy bone structure, the dentist replaces the missing tooth — root and all — to restore your smile to its normal function. Teeth implants are a great alternative for caring for missing teeth. One should always consider an implant prior when considering a bridge for a missing tooth or teeth. If many teeth are missing, a denture that is retained by implants is an incredible choice.
Dental Implant FAQs
What is a dental implant?
This is a surgical procedure designed to replace a missing tooth. A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that is placed in the bone and replaces what was once the root of the tooth. A crown is attached to the implant to simulate an individual tooth.
How is it different from a dental bridge?
A dental implant literally replaces a missing tooth. A dental implant simulates the root of a tooth to which the cosmetic dentist attaches a cosmetic tooth. A dental bridge, on the other hand, is non-surgical and uses the adjacent teeth to support a new cosmetic tooth. A tooth implant is not invasive to surrounding teeth (especially desirable if they are healthy and in good condition). By simulating the root, it engages the bone and keeps it healthy. Because a dental implant is an individual tooth it is also easier to floss. A dental bridge can be a good choice if the adjacent teeth are in need of restoration. However, there are other subtle factors such as age, timing and bone health that you should discuss with Dr. Kemmet when deciding which options may be best for you.
How long does the process take?
Once a person is deemed a good candidate for dental implants, then there is one visit to surgically place the implant. Some applications are ready for immediate restoration, others may be required to wait anywhere from 3 to 6 months for bone growth to solidify around the implant to anchor it. At this point the implant can be restored to completion.