Dental implants are a popular restorative method for patients wanting to replace missing teeth. By supporting your prosthetic with a dental implant, you receive a comprehensive fix to the gaps in your smile, effectively replacing the entire tooth structure, from root to crown.
At Desert Valley Dental, our dedicated team offers quality implant restorations for our patients in Reno. If you are looking for a streamlined and permanent smile, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
The Beginning Stages of Your Treatment
To begin your procedure, our doctors conduct a thorough examination to determine if you have enough healthy jaw tissue for the implants to properly fuse. If the jaw bone volume is diminished, a bone grafting procedure may bolster the area enough to support the implant.
The procedure involves placing a titanium implant post into your jaw to act as a replacement for your tooth root. It’s essential that the implant properly integrates with the jaw bone, which is why we allow several months for the treatment site to heal before securing a prosthetic.
Restoring Your Dental Implants
Once your implants have healed, we affix the appropriate restoration. First, we take impressions and use them to customize a crown, bridge or denture. These restorations are crafted out of quality porcelain or ceramic, providing stability and mimicking the natural tooth structure.
The restoration will also be customized so that the color, shape, and structure match your natural tooth enamel. Patients have an array of restoration options when wanting to replace missing teeth. A single crown, bridge, or full denture can all complete your smile. The restoration that you receive will depend on the severity of your individual case and the number of teeth you have missing.
While your custom prosthetic is fabricated, we provide a temporary crown to protect your treated tooth. Once your restoration is complete, our dentists will place the crown and examine the area to ensure a proper fit.
Once we determine the restoration fits comfortably and the custom shading matches your surrounding natural teeth, we permanently secure it in place. The end result should leave you with a healthy and fully functioning smile. Patients appreciate the ability to eat, speak, and perform daily oral hygiene as they would with their natural teeth.
Call Desert Valley Dental Today!
Dr. Joseph Eberle and Dr. Robyn Goodman have the training and experience to provide quality implant-supported restorations for our patients with missing teeth. For more information about dental implants and restorations, contact Desert Valley Dental and schedule an appointment!