Dental Implants have revolutionized the Dental Industry and significantly impacted the quality of care that dentists are able to provide our patients. No longer are traditional - destructive options available to patients, but more conservative less invasive procedures are now available. 15 years ago, many practitioners would have offered a 3 unit bridge for a patient with 1 unstable tooth. Now, a single problem can be fixed with a single implant! Also, 10-15 years ago a denture would have been a patients only option, now Transplants with implants can happen! Patients can get their teeth back with dental implants.
One problem can stay one problem with the ability for Dr. Damon or Dr. Blankenship to place a single implant in one tooth position. If you are congenitally missing a tooth we can replace it for you, and often times place a same day temporary on it as well. Long are the days of destructive dental bridges and partials, dental implants are in demand.
More often then not, some type of bone graft is necessary during a dental implant procedure. Often we are able to remove teeth, place the implants, and graft the same day. Dr. Damon and Dr. Blankenship use several different types of bone grafting: from Onlay Grafting with human vertebral slices, to particulate grafting with Allograft, Autograft, or Xenograft! What am I referring to Allograft = human donor, Autograft = from the patient, and Xenograft = bovine, or porcine.
Same Day teeth are possible with the All on Four. This is a 4 hour smile procedure, where teeth are removed, dental implants are placed, and a permanent temporary prosthesis is placed in the same day. Yes it is possible and we do this almost on a daily basis. This is the most fun procedure for Dr. Damon to perform. He enjoys when patients have a tear in their eye when they look at their new teeth at the end of the day!
Snap on dental implants are possible with the Texas Dental Center. Here you can receive benefits in increasing bite forces, stability, and security. Also, snap on dental implants are typically a bit lower in cost then All on Four dental implants. Their ability to be more cost effective is derived in only needing 2 implants to help secure a lower denture. Find our more by clicking the link!
Nobel Biocare has recently brought the Trefoil Concept to market. With the Trefoil Concept- 3 dental implants are utilized to secure a permanent denture to the jaws in just a few days. This concept is a faster restorative time and is more affordable then the All on Four Treatment Protocol. Click here to learn more about the Trefoil Dental Implant Concept!