When people talk about dental implants, they are usually referring to the whole implant system. This includes the implant itself, which is a titanium post, along with the replacement teeth that are visible in your mouth. These restorations, like crowns and dentures, are incredibly natural looking and are virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth.
Dr. Ruparelia offers a number of implant options, depending on your treatment needs and how many teeth you need to replace. These include options for one tooth, multiple teeth, or all the teeth in an arch.
Multiple Implants and Implant-Supported Bridges
Dental Implants – The Full Mouth Solution
The most basic implant treatment is the placement of a one-tooth implant, and Dr. Ruparelia has the advanced training and skills to offer a number of different implant options for a single tooth.
The implant procedure varies depending on your particular dental circumstances. With the conventional implant technique, an implant is secured to the jaw in a first appointment, and then given a period of time for the bone to grow around the implant. Once Dr. Ruparelia is satisfied with the fit and strength of the implant, he uses a porcelain crown to replace the visible part of the tooth above the gum line.
Dr. Ruparelia can replace a few teeth in a row with multiple implants or an implant-supported bridge.
Conventional bridges essentially used existing teeth on either side of the missing teeth to anchor the row of replacement teeth in between. These replacement teeth “bridge” the gap between the anchor teeth, but just sit on the gum line, and are not actually attached to the jaw.
Dr. Ruparelia’s implant-supported bridges are superior to conventional bridges for a number of reasons:
If you need to replace all of your teeth, traditional dentures used to be your only solution. Now, Dr. Ruparelia can use our full mouth dental implant system to give you a brand new set of teeth that’s permanent and beautiful.
Essentially, Dr. Ruparelia uses six or more implants in each arch to securely and permanently hold a full upper or lower set of teeth. Once placed, these will look, feel, and function just like a natural healthy set of teeth – permanently!
Best of all, when Dr Ruparelia replaces your teeth, he will make sure that you don’t go even a single day without a full set of teeth. Learn more about our same-day dental implants here.
At Cascades, we make sure your entire implant procedure is as comfortable as possible from start to finish. Learn more about working with Cascades here.
Implant-supported overdentures are removable dentures secured by implants.
Anyone who has ever used dentures has experienced the frustration and limitations of speaking, chewing, and even just smiling. Traditional dentures can be uncomfortable, or even painful. They can feel unstable and come loose, making it difficult to eat the foods you love.
Implant supported overdentures can help. Dr. Ruparelia can place several dental implants in your jawline as anchors for a traditional denture. In some circumstances, this is fixed, but some can be be completely removed and put back in place by the patient. This gives a traditional denture more stability than conventional methods, such as denture adhesives.
While full-mouth implants are usually the preferred solution for missing teeth, implant-supported overdentures can be a cost-effective solution is some circumstances.