Depending on the condition of your jaw and the type of implant you need, Dr. Todd Jorgenson will create a dental treatment plan that suits your purposes:
Replacing a Single Tooth
If you are missing only a single tooth, a single implant, abutment and crown can be inserted into the jawbone to replace it. This treatment option has the highest rate of success. Your implant will never become infected and it will feel just like your real tooth.
Replacing Multiple Teeth
If you have lost multiple teeth, then implant-supported dentures are a good choice. You have the option of getting an individual implant for every missing tooth but a more conservative option is to get only a few implants that can serve as support for a dental bridge.
Replacing All of Your Teeth
If you are missing all of your teeth, then implant-supported dentures or The All-on-4® Treatment Concept
are a good choice for you. In the treatment, about four to six implants hold an entire arch of teeth.
The back part of the upper jaw is the most challenging place to install a dental implant successfully because of the proximity to the sinuses and low bone quality. Sinus augmentation can raise the floor of the sinus and make more space for the augmentation of the bone for dental implants.
Infection, trauma, and deformities in the upper and lower jaw can leave you with low bone density. To fix this, the gum tissue is lifted away from the ridge and the bony defect is filled with a bone graft so that healthy bone can develop in its stead.