Dental Implants


Implants


Implants

Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone, are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.


Implant Supported Bridge


Implant Supported Bridge

An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge replaces multiple adjacent missing teeth without the use of a denture. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for the patient’s natural teeth.


Implant Supported Dentures


Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures can be either fixed or removable. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning at night.

This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.

Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures.

Dental implant placement can also help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.


Teeth in the Same Day


Full Arch with Only 4 ImplantsFull Arch with Only 4 Implants

It is now possible to go from missing teeth to having functional and esthetically pleasing teeth in just one day. If you’d like a beautiful smile without having to wait 4-8 months, as is typical with traditional dental implants, Konikoff Periodontics offers teeth in the same day. The benefits of the treatment are reduced numbers of implants, no bone grafting or sinus grafting, and most importantly, secure, non-removable teeth all in one day.

After a thorough 3-D radiographic examination and a dental examination, the planning process is begun with the team, comprised of your dentist, the dental laboratory and us. Initial models are fabricated and replacement teeth are created along with a precise surgical guide to be used on the day of the procedure.

On the day of treatment, your dentist and the master dental technician are present at our office to provide you with the highest level of care. During this visit, any teeth remaining in the area are removed and the dental implants are placed utilizing the surgical guide.  Next, the replacement teeth are secured onto the dental implants, and you are able to walk out of the office with your new smile!  Because the teeth are supported by your new dental implants, the post-operative swelling and discomfort are minimal.  After a healing period of about four months, your final teeth are fabricated and secured onto your dental implants to give you complete confidence when smiling, eating, and speaking.

Thanks to Teeth in the Same Day, you can leave Konikoff Periodontics with a beautifully restored smile after just one visit! We would be happy to perform a consultation to determine your eligibility for Teeth in a Day; contact us for more information.


Simplant® Guided Implant Placement


Guided Implant Placement

Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone, are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.

Using CBCT scans and restorative virtual treatment planning, along with specialized training, we are able to provide guided implant placement for our patients.

Using a virtual 3-D model or a physical model, implant placements and the following restorative work can be simulated to create the ideal patient treatment plan. These virtual plans allow the doctor to take multiple aspects of implant placement and restoration into consideration, resulting in optimal aesthetics, function and longevity for the patient’s final restoration. Working with a 3-D model also allows the patient to better understand the procedures and visualize the end result.

Once planning is complete, specialized software can be used to create a surgical guide for use during implant placement. This guide directs the exact location, angle and depth of the implant placement. The use of the guide increases the accuracy, efficiency, safety and predictability of the procedure.