Dental implants are now the standard of care in dentistry when it comes to permanently replacing missing teeth. Whether you are missing only one tooth or many, there is almost always a solution for you to replace them using dental implants.
A dental implant is made of titanium. When placed in the bone it becomes "integrated" into the jaw and takes the place of the "root" of a missing tooth. When the implant has become integrated, usually 3-4 months, a tooth can be placed on top of the implant. Once you have your new tooth you will not even know that it was missing!
Sometimes during the implant placement procedure, Dr. Leitch or Wiens may need to “add to” or "augment" the bone or gum support around the implant using grafting materials. This allows the implant to be placed in the perfect position for you rather than having to work with the less ideal existing bone.
Other than providing a permanent replacement for a single tooth, a dental implant can also be used to retain a complete or partial denture more securely than using conventional methods.
Talk to Dr. Wiens about replacing your missing teeth with implants!
Immediate Implant Bridge Before (Set 3)
Not enough tooth structure to repair with conventional bridge treatment