Fiorentini Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping every patient achieve the smile that they deserve. Our office will work with you from start to finish during the implant process. Dr. Fiorentini has extensive training in both surgical and restorative dentistry, allowing him to not only restore the implant, but also to place the implant and any other regenerative treatment necessary. No longer do you need to go to multiple offices for each phase of treatment, everything is done in our office utilizing our state-of-the-art equipment to ensure unmatched predictability and precision with every case.
Do I Need Dental Implants
Tooth loss can occur for many reasons: cavities, infection, gum disease, traumatic accident, or genetics. Missing teeth not only cause pain, but it can cause increased destructive forces on adjacent teeth as well as affect the aesthetics of the smile and lead to emotional distress. It is very important to replace these missing teeth to avoid these complications and create a stabilized long term oral health.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are biologically compatible titanium posts that are placed into bone and act as an artificial tooth root. They are made from the same material that is used in joint replacement. The implant becomes integrated into the bone over a short healing time, giving it the strength needed to support your bite.
Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth all the way up to an entire edentulous arch!
What Can Dental Implants Do For Me?
- Permanent fixed replacement for missing teeth
- Prevent movement of adjacent teeth
- Preserve bone integrity
- Promote a full facial profile
Why Choose Dental Implants?
In some cases, a dental bridge or a partial or complete denture can be a viable solution for missing teeth. Each solution has its own risks and benefits and all will be discussed with Dr. Fiorentini during your treatment planning session. While these treatments are all effective, the most natural, long-lasting solution are dental implants
Some of the biggest benefits of dental implants compared to other solutions are:
Dental implants more closely resemble your natural tooth compared to any other treatment. They maintain the contour of the tissue and bone over their lifetime. They look just like a natural tooth, no one will be able to tell that you have dental implants!
Dental implants integrate into the bone and closely mimic a natural tooth root. They provide a substantial improvement in chewing ability compared to any removable treatment.
Dental implants can be used to restore a single tooth, a quadrant, or to stabilize a complete arch! Ask Dr. Fiorentini about the different options for your individualized case.
A major concern with removable dentures is that they can come loose and cause irritation to the tissue and adjacent teeth. With implants, these dentures can be stabilized with attachments, or the implants can replace the removable dentures all together!
Types of Restorations
There are many types of implant restorations. After a comprehensive exam, Dr. Fiorentini will provide an individualized treatment plan that prioritizes your goals.
This type of implant restoration replaces a single tooth that has been lost. The implant replicates the root of a natural tooth and a crown is eventually placed once healing is complete.
Implant Supported Bridge
With an implant supported bridge, two implants are placed and are connected by multiple crowns to replace a larger section of missing teeth.
Having a complete denture, especially one on the lower jaw, can be uncomfortable when retention is not adequate and the denture is not stable. Two implants on the lower or four implants on the upper arch can provide stabilization and decrease the amount of acrylic needed.
Implant Supported Hybrid Denture
If you are tired of a removable denture, this is your solution! This type of implant restoration replaces an entire arch of teeth, and is stabilized into place! The only time it is removed is at your regular check-ups where Dr. Fiorentini will remove it and clean underneath.
What You Can Expect After Treatment
Just because you now have a dental implant does not mean that you can relax your home care. Dental implants are like your own teeth, they can attract plaque and bone loss and gum recession can occur. Dr. Fiorentini will review proper brushing and flossing techniques for your implant to ensure longevity and health of the implant and surrounding tissue. Periodic follow-ups with our hygienists are required to monitor the implant.
Call us today to schedule a consult with Dr. Fiorentini about dental implants