Our natural-looking dental implants are surgically attached to your jaw, providing outstanding comfort and chewing power that you won’t get with any other restoration. They also improve your oral health by stimulating natural jawbone growth.
The implant process begins when Dr. Klym surgically attaches the implant fixture, made from a strong, titanium material, to act as a tooth root to keep the implant in place. This is a minor procedure that Dr. Klym performs in our office.
Once your jaw develops a firm, stable connection with the implant fixture, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Klym can complete the process by adding an attractive crown.
Your crown is custom-made to blend in with the rest of your smile. Unlike dentures, your new prosthetic tooth won’t come out or shift position when you’re talking or eating. And it’s easy to care for your implants — just continue to brush and floss as you would with your natural teeth.
We can also use dental implants to restore more than one missing tooth. If the missing teeth aren’t adjacent, we’ll use individual dental implants to replace them.
If you have more than one missing teeth that are next to each other, Dr. Klym can restore your smile using an implant-supported bridge. This is a single restoration that secures two or more prosthetic replacement teeth called pontics.
An implant-supported bridge is safer and longer-lasting than the traditional type of bridge that’s held in place by cementing it to your natural teeth. Like all our implant solutions, an implant-supported bridge promotes healthy jawbone growth.
Regular dentures rest on top of your gums, which can cause slippage and pain when you’re eating. Implants will secure your dentures directly to your jaw, allowing you to eat and speak with ease.
If you’re looking to restore one or both arches using dental implants, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Klym is an outstanding implant dentist who’s been recognized for excellence in dental implant placement by both the Misch International Implant Institute and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
All of our dental implants are made by nSequence, a premier dental laboratory. These aren’t the one-size-fits-all restorations that many dentists use. Instead, an nSequence restoration is custom-crafted to meet your needs.
Implant-secured full-arch restorations are often referred to as overdentures or hybrid dentures. To restore your arch, Dr. Klym will use four to seven dental implants to attach an attractive set of prosthetic teeth that’s made to fit your smile.
When you come into our office to receive full arch restorations, you’ll leave our office with a beautiful, temporary set of restorations that same day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a dental implant better than a bridge?
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by dental crowns on the adjacent teeth. This process can usually be completed in two visits and is initially less expensive than dental implants.
However, while a dental bridge may appear to be the more convenient and tooth replacement option in the short term, the long-term benefits of dental implants make them a far superior option for most patients. Here are just a few of the many advantages of dental implants when compared to bridges:
- Dental implants are permanent and can last a lifetime. Dental bridges need to be replaced every 7-10 years. Over time, the cost of replacing bridges can exceed the cost of dental implants.
- Because implants are permanent, patients never need to worry about the inconvenience of having them replaced.
- Dental implants are the only form of tooth restoration that actively prevents jaw bone loss.
What are the benefits of dental implants compared to dentures?
There are so many reasons you might prefer dental implants over dentures for your smile restoration needs! The top 7 advantages of dental implants compared to dentures are:
- Dental implants are permanent.
- Dental implants look and act like your natural teeth.
- Unlike dentures, dental implants can prevent jaw bone loss. Dentures can actually accelerate bone loss.
- Implants don’t need to be removed for cleaning.
- Implants don’t require messy adhesives.
- Dental implants will never slip out of place.
- Implant recipients don’t need to worry about the discomfort and embarrassment of ill-fitting dentures.
With our implant-supported dentures, you can have the best of both restorations. We can affix a complete arch of dentures to your dental implants for a stunning, permanent finish.