Our Implant Solutions
Dental implants are a remarkable tooth replacement option that can be used to restore one or more missing teeth or even a whole arch. Thanks to their longevity and easy maintenance, dental implants are a cost-effective smile restoration option.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a natural-looking prosthetic tooth replacement. It’s surgically placed in your mouth to create a stable bond that can’t be matched by dentures or any other type of restoration. Their amazing stability means dental implants won’t come out or shift position while you’re talking or eating the way dentures can.
Your dental implant is composed of three parts — the fixture, which secures the implant to your jawbone, the abutment, which connects the fixture to the restoration, and the porcelain crown restoration, which is placed on top of the abutment. Of these three pieces, your friends will only see the porcelain crown that’s designed blend in perfectly with your smile.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
Your free consultation with Dr. Stockdale is your first step on the road to an attractive new smile. Your consultation will include a complimentary CBCT scan and a chance to discuss the results with Dr. Stockdale
If Dr. Stockdale determines that dental implants are the ideal treatment to restore your smile, we can begin the implant process. The first step is placing the implant fixture. During this minimally-invasive procedure, Dr. Stockdale will attach the implant fixture to your jawbone.
The implant fixture that holds the implant in place is made from titanium, a durable, stainless material. Through a process called osseointegration, your jawbone develops a sturdy attachment to the fixture and this serves as a stable platform for the dental implant.
You’ll need some time to adjust to your implant fixture, but once your jawbone has fully healed, Dr. Stockdale will place your attractive porcelain crown.
In some cases, a patient who’s a good candidate for dental implants requires one or more supplemental treatments to prepare for the implant process. Dr. Stockdale will let you know if he recommends any supplemental procedures during your free consultation.
Full-Arch Restoration with All-On-4®
If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, we offer a full-arch restoration option from All-on-4®. This specialized treatment uses just four dental implants to support a natural-looking full-arch prosthetic.
With All-on-4, you’ll leave our office after just one day with a fully functional temporary prosthetic. Once your body has had time to adjust to the implants, Dr. Stockdale will place your permanent restoration.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is to meet with Dr. Stockdale. He’ll review your options and recommend the ideal treatment for you.