Unlike other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants work to address the root that sits underneath the gums. Other methods only replace the crown, which do not address underlying restorative problems like bone loss or biting strength. Dr. Chouinard is able to replace teeth entirely in his office, which means you don’t have to travel to different dental practices nor work with multiple professionals to get a single treatment completed. Our advanced technology, including detailed surgical plans and cone beam scanner are sure to make your treatment a successful one. Call his office to schedule your implant consultation!
Dental implants offer truly comprehensive tooth replacement that is unmatched in the field of dentistry. The implant itself, which is made from biocompatible titanium, acts as a prosthetic tooth root. Once placed, it effectively integrates with your existing bone and gum tissue, which allows it to remain stable and healthy for many years to come. It is this integration that allows your tooth replacement to last for a minimum of 25 years. However, many patients can expect their dental implants to last a lifetime when properly maintained with brushing, flossing, and routine dental appointments.
Additionally, because of Dr. Chouinard’s expertise and our office’s multiple technological tools, we can ensure the highest success rate possible. When placed by a professional, success rates for dental implant placement reach as high as 98 percent! During the planning phase of your treatment, we’ll make sure that your next tooth replacement looks incredibly natural. With the help of our high-quality dental ceramics, your artificial tooth should blend in perfectly with your existing teeth.
It doesn’t matter if you’re missing a single tooth or all the teeth in your top and/or bottom arch, dental implants can play a significant role in making your smile look and feel natural. Below, you’ll get to learn exactly how Dr. Chouinard and our team make your dream smile a reality.
To replace a single tooth, a dental implant is placed inside of the jaw and allowed to heal over the next several months. Once fully healed, we’ll place an implant-retained porcelain crown on top to complete your smile. We use porcelain because of it’s incredibly lifelike properties and durability.
Dental implants can also be paired with dental bridges, preventing the need for removal of existing tooth enamel. Since traditional bridges require natural teeth to act as anchors, implant-retained bridges are ideal for those who want to keep as much of their existing tooth structure as possible.
Both full and partial dentures are ideal for replacing many teeth at a time. With less invasive mini-dental implants provided by our office, we can provide a more stable anchor for your restorations. This allows them to not only last longer, but be easier to maintain.
Dental implants require multiple phases to complete. This includes the planning, placement, healing and restoration phases, all of which play an important role in ensuring your treatment’s success. Because our office performs the placement stage in-house, you won’t have to travel to different locations just to have your treatment completed. Once the implant is positioned, you’ll need to allow several months for healing to take place. After the healing stage is complete, you’ll come back to have your restoration placed, whether it’s a single dental implant or a 3-unit bridge.
Dental implant placement requires a fair amount of planning before it can be performed. In order to ensure the most successful outcome possible and make sure no damage is done to nearby oral structures, our office places dental implants with the help of surgical guides. Surgically guided dental implants work to make the placement of dental implants more predictable. The more predictable your treatment is, the better your outcome will be. It’s just another step Dr. Chouinard takes to protect and restore your smile to the fullest.
It can be difficult to provide an exact cost for dental implants until our office has scheduled a detailed consultation with you. The cost of treatment largely varies and is determined on a case-by-case basis. For example, the number of implants being placed as well as the type of restoration being used are two of the most influential factors that require a thorough examination. Even with their higher upfront cost, dental implants are seen as an investment that lasts for decades, making them the most cost-effective tooth replacement available to date.