Are you missing one tooth? Several teeth? All of your teeth? Patients with any number of missing teeth should know they have options when it comes to restoring their smiles. As a dental implant specialist, Dr. Franzen provides the most natural and effective replacement option available today: dental implants.
The benefits of dental implants are impossible to ignore. Compared to every other treatment, they provide a patient’s smile unrivaled function and support. In addition, dental implants prevent the jawbone deterioration that usually accompanies tooth loss. With a 98% success rate, it’s not hard to see why more and more patients are choosing dental implants.
Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are accepted as a natural part of the body. Over time, your jawbone will fuse with the implant post, creating a solid foundation to which Dr. Franzen can secure a custom crown, bridge, partial, or denture. In some cases, Dr. Franzen can place an immediately-loaded prosthesis to the implant site in the same day.
To ensure the success of your dental implants, Dr. Franzen uses Astra Tech’s computer-guided implant technology. This system creates a 3D model that pinpoints the optimal location for each implant post. With Astra technology, Dr. Franzen can perform single tooth, partial, and full-mouth implant restorations with both precision and accuracy.
This is a short, virtually painless surgical procedure in which the implants are placed directly into the jawbone to restore the roots of missing teeth. Unlike many other offices in the area, Dr. Franzen can perform this part of the implant procedure himself in-house, meaning you’ll be able to work with the same doctor you trust the entire time. Once it is done and you have been given a few months to heal, you’ll return to our office to receive your brand new restorations.
Dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth. For a single missing tooth, a custom-made, all-porcelain crown will be attached directly to the implant post to create a tooth that’s indistinguishable from nature. If you are missing a few teeth in a row, implant crowns can also be attached to additional prosthetic teeth to support a secure and natural-looking bridge.
If you’re sick and tired of your uncomfortable, unreliable denture, then implant-retained dentures are exactly what you’ve been looking for. Compared to a traditional removable prosthetic, implant-retained dentures are much less likely to slip and slide around the mouth, giving you a set of teeth you can trust whether you’re eating, speaking, or smiling.