Dental Implants

Types of Dental Implant Procedures

The following types of dental implant procedures can be used by Brener Clinic to restore missing teeth and help you regain your smile.
 

Since dental implants are placed directly into your bone, they help preserve the jaw and prevent bone deterioration. Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, and can last a lifetime.

 

To ensure the success of your procedure, you must have enough bone in the jaw, and the bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not sufficient bone, Brener Clinic may need to add some with a procedure called bone grafting or bone augmentation. In addition, your natural teeth and supporting tissue near the implant site must be in good health.

 
A consultation at Brener Clinic will clarify your treatment options.
 
 

Single Dental Implant

 

Single-tooth dental implants are ideal if you are missing one or more teeth. After the implant integrates with your bone, it acts as a new “root” for the crown that will replace your missing tooth. A crown or cap, which looks exactly like a natural tooth, is then attached to the implant to fill the space left by the missing tooth in your mouth.

 
 

Multiple Dental Implant

 

Brener Clinic can successfully replace several missing teeth with dental implants. Unlike removable appliances such as dentures, implant supported teeth are permanently fixed in your mouth, so they will not slip or click, and you will not have to worry about them moving or falling out when you speak or eat.

 
 

Full Arch Dental Implant

 

If you have been missing teeth from the entire arch for many years, it is quite likely that your remaining bone support has shrunk, making a full denture uncomfortable. If this is the case, Brener Clinic can give you full arch dental implants to replace all your missing teeth.

 

Brener Clinic will strategically place dental implants along your upper or lower jaw and attach a denture-like attachment over abutments on the implant posts. Once placed, a full arch of implants will feel and perform like natural teeth.

 
 

Over-denture

 

An over-denture is a type of denture that is supported by and attached to dental implants with special attachments, rather than resting on the gums like a regular denture. If you do not have any teeth in the jaw, but you have enough bone in the jaw to support implants, you may be a candidate for an over-denture.

 

Over-dentures are usually made for the lower jaw because standard dentures tend to be less stable there. Usually, a regular denture made to fit an upper jaw is quite stable on its own and may not need the extra support offered by implants, but depending on your individual situation, you can receive an implant-supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw.