While there are multiple solutions to replace the visible portions of teeth, only one treatment effectively replaces the entire structure of your teeth: dental implants. This procedure is designed to replace the root structure as well as the crown portion that’s visible in your smile. With Dr. Eric Tolliver’s expertise, you can have the entire treatment performed in-house. Thanks to the comprehensive nature of dental implants, you can easily replace both single teeth and all the teeth in your smile. Call our office today to schedule your very first consultation!
When you replace the root structure of your dental implant and not just the crown, you’re able to restore many of your mouth’s most common functions. For example, once the titanium post that makes up your replacement root is integrated with your bone tissue, you can expect your biting force to be fully recovered. This new integration is exactly why you’ll be able to eat the foods you want, even if they are tough or chewy. Only dental implants give you the ability to eat steak, apples, nuts, and other foods confidently.
Additionally, dental implants offer true long-term success that you won’t get from other methods of tooth replacement. With proper care, you can expect your dental implants to last at least 25 years without concern. In most cases, they last the rest of the patient’s life. If you want the most natural-looking solution for tooth loss, no other procedure comes close!
If you are missing single, multiple, or all the teeth in your smile, you’ll find dental implants to be an incredibly effective solution. Learn how we can restore your smile to the fullest with the following treatments!
Replacing a single tooth requires one titanium post, an abutment, and a porcelain crown that’s affixed on top. The implant post is placed directly into the jaw and designed to integrate with your bone and gum tissue. Once it’s healed, an abutment is placed on top, which acts as a connector for your eventual porcelain crown.
To replace multiple missing teeth, a pair of dental implants can be placed to hold a larger bridge. Instead of relying on neighboring teeth to keep the restoration in place, the implants do all of the heavy lifting. This means you can maintain more of your natural tooth enamel and replace multiple consecutive teeth at the same time.
If you have missing teeth on opposite sides of your mouth or you’ve lost all the teeth in a given arch, dental implants can be customized to fit with full dentures. With four to six implants, you can create a foundation for your permanent restoration and save on treatment costs in the process.
With the All-on-4 dental implant treatment, you can restore all the teeth in a given arch with just four implants! Each implant is placed strategically throughout the mouth in order to maximize the amount of bone available in the jaw. This allows us to place your implants and your permanent restoration on the same day!
In most cases, dentists who offer dental implants will partner with a separate oral surgeon to perform the surgical portion of treatment. Instead of asking you to visit another practice entirely, Dr. Tolliver is happy to say that he can perform every step of your implant treatment in-house for your convenience. Not only does this mean you won’t have to spend more time traveling, but your needs will be more effectively met since there’s no risk for miscommunication between multiple doctors.
Since your implant treatment can be highly customized, it’s important to keep in mind that your dental implant treatment will vary in cost depending on your specific needs. For example, if you need to have a bone graft performed to expand the amount of bone tissue that’s present in your jaw, that will certainly prolong treatment length and total costs. Additionally, the number of implants you have placed and the type of restoration used to cover the implants will ultimately affect your final cost.
Even if dental implants seem expensive up front, it’s worth noting that they are often considered the most cost-effective tooth replacement solution because of their durability and longevity. You won’t need to have them regularly repaired or replaced like dentures and bridges, and you can expect your smile to look more natural than any other treatment following your completion.