Replacing all of Your Teeth

Dr. Hochberg and Dr. Diora are trained to both surgically place and restore dental implants. Whatever your dental restoration needs, Colony Square Dental can do it all in one convenient location.

If you are in need of a cosmetic restoration of any kind, dental implants can be an excellent solution to resolve the issue of missing teeth. Dental implants are often a vital part of our full- mouth restorations and can be used in combination with crowns and veneers and can even be used to support a cosmetic bridge or dentures.

Dental Implant placement begins with a thorough review of your medical and health history ensuring you are a candidate for the procedure. Then a pre-surgical assessment of surrounding bone is completed utilizing both models and CAT scans.

CT 3-Dimensional Scan

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At Colony Square Dental Associates, in many cases we employ the acuity and precision of advanced technology when placing dental implants by making a CT 3-dimensional scan.

Unlike traditional 2-dimensional x-rays this 3D diagnostic tool allows us to obtain a more precise image for implant placement planning. With this detailed image, we are better able to determine the precise size and position for your new dental implant, so you enjoy optimal fit, function, comfort and appearance from your new smile!

How do Dental Implants Replace all of my Teeth?

If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported full bridges or dentures are designed to be long lasting.

In addition, because implant-supported full bridges and dentures will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

In the long term, implants can be more esthetic and easier to maintain than conventional dentures. The loss of bone that accompanies conventional dentures can lead to denture looseness and a collapsed, unattractive smile. And many patients find that conventional dentures make it difficult to eat certain foods finding implants to be an excellent choice. Implant-supported full bridges and dentures also are more comfortable and stable, allowing you to retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.

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How will the dental implant be placed?

First, the implant(s), which looks like a screw, is placed into your jaw. Today’s surgical techniques typically allow us to secure a temporary healing abutment at the time of implant placement. This short extension heals level with the gum tissue providing access to your implant after your bone has matured. While your implants are healing, you will be provided with interim teeth so you leave our office with your smile intact. However, in certain instances, when less than adequate bone density the implant is left to heal under the gum. In this case a second surgery is necessary to uncover the implant.

Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. Upon healing the healing abutment is removed and a permanent extension, called an abutment, is secured. This completes the foundation on which your new tooth will be placed.

Depending upon the number of implants placed, the connecting device that will hold your new teeth can be tightened down on the implant(s) – an implant retained bridge, or it may be clipped to a bar or a round ball anchor to which an implant denture snaps on and off.

After a short time, you will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.