Dental implants truly are an amazing and effective way to heal your smile when you are missing one or more teeth. They come with quite a few benefits to both health and function, not the least of which is that they are designed to last a very long time.
Another one of those benefits is the fact that implants come in so many different styles.
When you are making decisions about something that could potentially last for the rest of your life, you want to make sure it’s the right choice for you. With that in mind, let’s go over some of your implant options, here at The Studio for Exceptional Dentistry.
Explore the Many Dental Implant Options
When picturing a dental implant, we often think of a single dental crown placed on a single implant post. However, not everyone needs the same thing from their implant treatment.
There are many variant ways to arrange the crowns and the posts. Between all of these options, you’re sure to find something that fits your specific needs.
Mini Dental Implants | These implants are an excellent option for those who may not have the bone thickness needed to support a traditional implant. They are smaller, but still highly durable and able to effectively replace any missing teeth.
Full Mouth Dental Implants | It is often the case that someone in need of an implant is missing more than one tooth. It is common to use implants for each missing tooth, including the possibility of an entire-mouth replacement.
Implant Bridge | Instead of a single crown, a bridge can be attached to the implant post, restoring several teeth at once. Implant bridges are an excellent meeting between the health and strength of a dental implant with the ease of needing only one piece of dentalware.
Permanent Dentures | Much like the dental bridge, it is possible to attach a full set of dentures to a series of implant posts. Permanent false teeth have the advantage of never slipping, never needing adhesives, and being strong enough to chew anything you want to eat.
Denture implants can be made completely permanent, or come in the form of removable dentures. Even the number of posts used to support the dentures is variable, making them a useful alternative to the full dental implants cost.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept Implants
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is one such variable option. As its name implies, this method uses only four strategically-placed implants to support the entire denture plate. The All-on-4® Treatment Concept dental implants can very effectively provide the strength and longevity of implants without the need for an implanted post in every missing tooth socket.
Get One-Day Dental Implant Restorations
Most dental implant procedures take some time between the placement of the implant post and the attachment of the dental crown, bridge, or denture set. The purpose for this is to allow the jaw to heal after the surgery before adding a biting surface to it.
However, even this can be made flexible with our “Smile in a Day” procedure.
Yes, you read that right—it is possible to complete same-day dental implants! However, this isn’t a procedure that shortens the healing time of implantation. It simply changes the order in which the steps happen.
This is made possible through careful placement and adhering to a strict healing process.
- The oral surgeons will place the implant post.
- Instead of sending you home, they also add the dental crown or bridge.
- After the crown or bridge is placed, you are sent home with very strict instructions on what you can eat, and which activities you can participate in until the healing is complete. For same-day implants to be successful, following this regimen is vital.
- Once the healing process is complete, you do not have to go back into the office to have the procedure finished. The finished crown is already there!
“Teeth in a day” methods have quite a few benefits. If this is something you’re interested in, talk to our office today.
Build the Treatment Plan That Is Right for You
With so many implant options available, our office can help you find the best dental implants for your specific situation. Feel free to contact our Colorado Springs office with any questions or concerns, or to schedule an implant consultation.