Dental Implants Can Rebuild Missing Teeth in Brick
Even just one missing tooth can severely affect both your oral health and appearance, but with dental implants, we can bring back your complete smile in the most reliable, durable, and natural-looking way possible. We literally have “implant” in our name, and with them, we can help you reclaim your confident smile!
Dental implants are actually small titanium posts that are used to recreate the root structure of a lost tooth. Implants are the only treatment that fully restores a tooth both above and below the gum line, providing a secure and lifelike result that is simply unmatched by any other treatment. They can even prevent the bone loss that is so common after tooth loss.
Both Dr. Ruiz and Dr. Fan have completed advanced training in the placement and restoration of implants in order to ensure that our patients only receive the best possible care. Dr. Ruiz is a graduate of the well-known Misch Implant Institute and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Dr. Fan has achieved an implant certification from the prestigious Columbia University. If you are ready to say “goodbye” to the gaps in your smile, give us a call today.
Dental Implant Placement
In order to get dental implants, you will first need to undergo a minor surgery where the posts are actually placed into your mouth. Dr. Ruiz and Dr. Fan can take care of this in-house to make your implant journey nice and convenient, which is not something every dentist can do. Most patients report feeling very little discomfort both during and after the procedure. Once it has been completed, you will be given a few months to heal, after which you will return to our office to receive your new tooth or bridge.
Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges
With an implant-retained crown, we can fully replace a single missing tooth in such a way that it is virtually identical to the surrounding teeth. It will consist of the implant itself, a custom-made all-porcelain crown, and a small screw called an abutment that will connect the two. We can even use implant crowns to build a bridge and replace multiple missing teeth in a row. Once your restorations are in place, they will blend in seamlessly with your smile, and you will be able to take care of them by simply brushing and flossing.
Do you constantly worry about your dentures slipping and sliding around in your mouth? If so, dental implants can help you finally get a set of teeth you can trust to stay rock-solid. Multiple implants can be used to support a full denture that has a much stronger and consistent hold than your typical removable prosthetic. Even better, implant-retained dentures also enable patients to have a much stronger bite force compared to traditional ones, allowing them to enjoy a more varied and healthy diet.