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Dental Implant Center at McKee Dental Associates

Dental implant information can be found all over the internet but some of that information seems more complicated than needed. Sometimes it seems that there is no clear choice when it comes to implant treatments. Our goal is to make implant therapy simple. Dental implants are nothing more than artificial tooth roots. Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a whole arch of teeth. Once the implant is placed inside the bone, it gets naturally incorporated and is very strong. Your implants can then be built upon to give you brand new teeth so you can live life smiling.

Dental Implant Treatments

Single Tooth

If you need to replace a single missing tooth with a dental implant, learn more here.

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Multiple Tooth

If you are missing more than one tooth, learn more about implant replacements here.

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Full Arch

Learn more about your implant options to replace a full arch or whole mouth of teeth here

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3D Planning

Discover how 3D technology has made implants simpler, faster and more predictable here.

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Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or Bridges

Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. And because they don’t directly rely on neighbouring teeth for support, implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth. In fact, bridges are only expected to last seven to ten years, even less with root canals, whereas implants will typically last a lifetime.

Post-Treatment Care

Consider your replacement teeth to be the same as natural teeth. They require the same daily brushing and flossing, and the same amount of regular checkups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last.

Post Operative Instructions for Dental Extractions/ Implants/ Bone Grafts

Dental Implants Services

Sinus Lift Augmentation: Often the sinuses will enlarge following the loss of the upper back teeth. This can preclude the placement of dental implants in the upper back areas of the mouth since the sinus is an air-filled space and dental implants need to be surrounded by solid bone. A sinus lift augmentation/graft is a surgical procedure that restores the sinus cavity to its original size and replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes nine to 12 months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.

Autogenous Bone Grafting: Occasionally, the ideal areas for dental implants do not have sufficient bone quantity to support the implants. In these cases, it is often necessary to “borrow” bone from another area of your mouth and graft it into the deficient area. Often, the area of choice is from the chin or in the back of the jaw where your wisdom teeth used to be.

Implant Site Development: When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have lost bone around the infected tooth. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.

Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning: We have special software on our computer that allows us to evaluate your dental CT scan in three dimensions for bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location, enabling the best possible placement of your dental implants. This also allows us to work closely and smoothly with your restorative dentist to ensure an ideal result where your dental implants are concerned.

Implant Maintenance: Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and infection-free. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, a professional cleaning schedule will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.

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