EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS

ClearChoice dental implants have given hope to thousands of patients who struggled with missing and failing teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the best long-term solution for missing teeth. Our doctors use a medical-grade titanium implant fixture that actually fuses to living bone, and place a permanent crown on the implant, resulting in teeth that look and feel completely natural.

All-On-Four Implants

Patients who need to replace a full upper and/or lower set of teeth can now receive all-on-four implants. An oral surgeon will place 4 implants and then attach a full arch of teeth, giving the procedure its name.

Multiple Implants

Occasionally a patient is missing more than one tooth, but still has healthy gums and surrounding teeth, and a multiple implant is the best solution. Two fixtures are implanted and the crown is attached, leaving other natural teeth intact. The multiple implant is not for everyone, and even if a patient is only missing a few teeth, it may be still be preferable to perform an all-on-four procedure.

Single Tooth Implants

If you have lost a single tooth due to an accident or from periodontal disease, that one tooth can be easily replaced using a dental implant.  Your new tooth will look and function just like your other natural teeth.

Why Get Dental Implants?

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Dental Implants are a definitive solution to missing teeth. While alternative procedures may be right for some patients, dental implants provide many benefits over the traditional tooth replacement options. They prevent bone loss that occurs with missing teeth, they can last a lifetime, and since they transfer pressure directly to the bone like natural teeth, they do not cause additional wear and tear on adjacent teeth. Some patients even see an improvement in their overall health once they are able to eat hard foods again like nuts and certain fruits.

 

Tooth replacement technologies Flipper Dentures  (partial or full) Bridge Implants
Longevity 1-3 years 5-7 years 7-10 years Lifetime
Preservation of healthy adjacent teeth Yes Yes No Yes
Transmission of force to: adjacent teeth adj teeth/gums adjacent teeth bone
Prevent bone loss & preserve facial appearance No No No Yes
Requirement for periodic adjustments Yes Yes Yes No
Accelerated loss of adjacent teeth Yes Yes Yes No
Longevity
Flipper 1-3 years
Dentures (partial or full) 5-7 years
Bridge 7-10 years
Implants Lifetime
Preservation of healthy adjacent teeth
Flipper Yes
Dentures (partial or full) Yes
Bridge No
Implants Yes
Transmission of force to:
Flipper adjacent teeth
Dentures (partial or full) adj teeth/gums
Bridge adjacent teeth
Implants bone
Prevent bone loss & preserve facial appearance
Flipper No
Dentures (partial or full) No
Bridge No
Implants Yes
Requirement for periodic adjustments
Flipper Yes
Dentures (partial or full) Yes
Bridge Yes
Implants No
Accelerated loss of adjacent teeth
Flipper Yes
Dentures (partial or full) Yes
Bridge Yes
Implants No

Source: Premium Tooth Replacement, Deutsche Bank, January 26, 2006

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