At Roy C. Blake III, DDS, MSD, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist we offer several implant-related treatments to replace one or more missing teeth. We specialize in implant treatment because we believe that dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that we surgically embed deep into the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, it will slowly fuse to your jaw through the process of osseointegration. After a brief healing period, the implant screw will be able to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. Dental implants can be used to support a single crown, a partial bridge, and a full-arch restoration.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. This makes implants a more convenient, durable, secure, and aesthetically pleasing option over traditional restorations. The numerous benefits of dental implants have made them the industry standard for tooth replacement!.
Single Tooth Replacement with Implant
Whether you’re missing a tooth or you’ve had one extracted, the experts here at Roy C. Blake III, DDS, MSD, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist recommend you have a new one placed in that open space as soon as possible. This will help your overall oral health by maintaining your proper dental alignment.
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Multiple Teeth Replacement with Implants
Here at Roy C. Blake III, DDS, MSD, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist we understand that missing even one tooth can be traumatic. Missing several teeth can be devastating. In the short term, missing teeth can hinder clear speech, and limit your diet. You may feel too embarrassed to smile and experience a lack of confidence, hindering your interactions with others. The long-term effects are even worse, putting you at greater risk for bone degeneration, facial collapse, the spread of infection to hard and soft tissue, and loss of even more teeth. The good news is that there are many solutions available to you, and we are here to help you determine which one is right for you.
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Partial Fixed Bridge
Partial fixed bridges are like traditional bridges. The one main difference is that while bridges are supported by dental crowns, partial fixed bridges are supported by an implant. This means that with traditional bridges you must have your surrounding teeth reshaped so they can be capped then used for supporting the restoration. On the other hand, a partial fixed bridge doesn't require any of these procedures so your natural teeth are preserved. Instead, an implant is placed for each of your missing teeth. They’re then connected to each other, forming a single piece that’s loaded onto your implants.
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Complete Fixed Bridge
Roy C. Blake III, DDS, MSD, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist wants you to know that the best solution when you’re missing all your teeth is complete fixed bridges. They’ll give you permanent replacement teeth that will provide you with a great smile that can truly improve your self-confidence. This is why you should become familiar with what they are and how they work. This is a full arch restoration. As such, it consists of dental implants, teeth that are prosthetically manufactured, and abutments (connecting elements).
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An overdenture is a removable prosthesis. It will either cover or rest on at least one of your remaining teeth or dental implants. This is a very practical way to prevent the loss of all your teeth, which is why it’s considered a preventive dentistry measure. There are three types of treatment available here. The one that you use will depend on your specific needs. These include overdentures that are supported by your gums, bar-retained overdentures that are supported by implants, and fixed overdentures that are also supported by an implant.
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All-on-4® Treatment Concept
This treatment has helped hundreds of thousands of patients who need a full-arch treatment – total replacement of their upper jaw. In this procedure, Nobel Biocare products are successfully used. With this procedure, you’ll receive a fixed, full-arch prosthesis on the day you have surgery. This affordable solution doesn’t require any grafting (removing bone from another part of your body to strengthen your jaw) because the posterior implants are tilted, so they use the bone that’s already there. The procedure utilizes four implants (two straight anterior and two posterior that are tilted up to 45º) to fully rehabilitate your jaw.
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Dental implant restorations are a fantastic solution for replacing missing teeth. They are durable, permanent, and aesthetically pleasing. They so closely mimic natural teeth, you and your friends won’t be able to tell the difference. If you are looking to repair your smile fully, implant restoration is by far the best option available to you. The following article is a brief summarization of what you might expect from the process.
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Full Mouth Reconstruction
Roy C. Blake III, DDS, MSD, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist understands that sometimes we must rebuild and replace all the teeth in our mouth. Regardless of why your natural teeth are beyond repair, it’s good to know that a full mouth reconstruction is a possibility here. This is the best way to restore and improve on your oral health; how your teeth function; and the way you look overall – something that will affect your self-confidence overall.
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Mini Dental Implant
Mini Dental implants, MDIs, are very similar to a traditional dental implants, except the titanium post used is much smaller. Mini dental implants take the place of a tooth root and are anchored into the jawbone. They were originally designed to retain dentures, but as the technology evolved so have the dental uses. In addition to retaining dentures, mini dental implants have been used instead of traditional dental implants for a single tooth replacement, if the biting stresses are not too great.
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Find out if dental implants are right for you! Call (561) 437-3883 to schedule your consultation appointment today!
"Dr. Blake is always extremely professional, meticulous, accommodating, and at the same time, affable and sincerely interested in his patient’s well-being and concerns. The staff is at all times very courteous and professional. Their constant friendly and pleasant attitudes ensure that at every visit, the patient’s experience is always relaxing and positive." -John