Dental Implant Options
Dr. Arthur Chal offers a wide variety of treatment options when it comes to dental implants. No two patients are the same, so Dr. Chal works with his patients individually to find a treatment plan that can best address their needs. In a patient consultation, he discusses all potential restoration options, answers any questions the patient may have, and explains the limitations of each choice. This allows the patient to be well-informed prior to making a decision. With Dr. Chal’s expertise, each patient can receive world-class treatment, no matter which treatment option is selected.
If you are only missing one tooth, please visit our single tooth replacement page to learn more about the process.
For patients who are missing all of their teeth, there are several options available. Dr. Chal believes that patient education is extremely important, so he is committed to making sure his patients fully understand each option before making their decision. In a patient consultation, he takes the time to answer any questions his patients may have, so patients are well-informed prior to making any decisions. Models of each option can be viewed during your consultation, and Dr. Chal will review important information and limitations of the various treatments. Below are some of the most common dental implant options. If you have any questions, or want to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
Teeth in an Hour
This advanced option utilizes Dr. Chal’s specialized training to allow patients to achieve a new, restored smile within one dental appointment. Most patients can be considered candidates for this convenient treatment option – if you do not qualify for this procedure, Dr. Chal will recommend another treatment that can achieve results to best meet your needs.
Anchored to as few as two implants, a snap-on denture offers better functionality and more stability than a removable full denture. This option is typically more affordable than other implant treatments, as well. Through the piezoelectric effect, bone atrophy can be avoided in the area where the implants are placed. To help prevent bone loss in the entire jaw, however, a more advanced treatment such as full mouth dental implants is recommended.
Typically, six dental implants are placed for this treatment. Along the top of the gum line, a bar connects the implants. The removable bridge is designed to fasten onto the bar. In cases where the top row of teeth needs to be replaced, this treatment option allows patients to avoid the need for a plate covering the palate when the restoration is in place. Implant-supported removable bridges are designed to be stable and secure in the mouth. Additionally, the implants can help to prevent bone loss and facial collapse.
Fixed Implant Hybrid
A fixed implant hybrid is similar to a removable bridge, but is slightly more advanced. Usually eight to ten implants are used, and the procedure can replace the patient’s teeth, as well as missing bone and gum tissue. This option is designed to be a stable and comfortable way to restore missing teeth, while also aiding in bone loss prevention. To see a detailed explanation of a fixed implant hybrid patient case study, please view Tom’s Dental Implant Story.
Implant-Supported Crown and Bridge
Patients with adequate bone and gum tissue can be considered as candidates for this dental implant procedure. With this treatment, your teeth can be replaced individually or with fixed bridges. This treatment offers the highest quality of restoration, and there is typically no additional maintenance required beyond regular brushing and flossing. Results of this treatment should feel very close to having your own teeth back.
With the same comfort and feel of implant-supported crowns and bridges, an implant-borne bridge is designed to remain secure in your mouth permanently. The main difference is that a dentist, if needed can remove this particular restoration for maintenance.