The Modern Solution for Tooth Replacement
A dental implant is a titanium post that functions just like a tooth root and is used to replace a missing tooth. Crowns, bridges or dentures can be secured to implants to restore your smile and chewing power.
Implants have many advantages over other tooth replacement options. They look, act and feel just like natural teeth, providing you with full chewing power so you can eat the foods you like and enjoy their nutritional benefits. They help prevent bone loss in your jaw, and with proper care your implants can last a lifetime.
Even nervous or fearful patients can receive implants comfortably. Dr. Greene has received specialized training in different methods of sedation, including conscious sedation, enabling her to provide low-stress implant dentistry for every patient. In most cases, she is able to provide full-service implant treatment in-house, including placement of the implant posts.
We offer multiple types of dental implants to meet your needs and budget. Schedule an appointment to discover which type of dental implant is right for you.
Skilled, Comprehensive Implant Treatment in One Office
Thanks to his training and skills in implant dentistry, Dr. Green is able to provide every stage of implant treatment in the comfort and convenience of our office.
Dr. Greene’s training and experience make it possible for her to provide you with comprehensive implant options all under one roof. She will see you through every step of the process, from your initial consultation and diagnostics to creating and placing your final restorations.
Dr. Greene will use our state-of-the-art CT 3D scanner for the thorough diagnostics required to create your detailed treatment plan. The 3D images allow Dr. Greene to meticulously plan out the location and angle of your implants, which makes their placement accurate and efficient.
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
To find out if dental implants are an option for you, come in for a Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation with Dr. Greene. Your visit will include:
- Visual oral exam
- Consultation with the doctor
- Find out more about dental implants
- Discuss your treatment options
- Get all your questions answered
Our Dental Implant Services
We provide the following options for replacing missing or broken-down teeth:
- Dental implants to replace individual missing teeth
- Implant-supported bridges to replace multiple missing teeth in a row
- Implant-supported fixed dentures to replace an entire arch
- Implant-supported removable dentures to replace an entire arch
- Stabilizing your existing denture with implants
Our Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Greene will take great care to ensure that every step of your implant treatment is done exactly right. She uses state-of-the-art equipment for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning, and she will provide with replacement teeth that are stable and durable and look beautiful.
Meticulous treatment planning
Dr. Greene will precisely map out the placement of your implants using advanced 3D implant planning software.
She will use your 3D CT scan to carefully plan the position and angle of your implants, taking advantages of areas of dense and voluminous bone which will provide the support for your implants. The 3D images also help her determine which implant size and shape will best suit your circumstances. These preparations will ensure that your implant placement is efficient and comfortable.
Gentle, comfortable tooth extraction
If you still have teeth that need to be removed, Dr. Greene can usually perform any needed extractions during the same procedure as the placement of your implants. Her extractions are very gentle, and he will keep you comfortable at all times. She is very experienced in treating patients who have had bad dental experiences in the past.
Precise implant placement
Dr. Greene will gently place your implants during a single visit. She will make your visit as comfortable as possible by providing the level of sedation that best fits your needs and wishes. Dr. Greene uses a special electric hand tool to place your implants with great precision and accuracy. Electric handpieces are quiet and produce little vibration.
A certain amount of bone volume and density is necessary to support your implants. For patients who have experienced a great amount of bone loss, a bone graft procedure may be required. When needed, Dr. Warren will place a special bone graft material in your jaw to stimulate new bone tissue growth.
If your implants are located in a visible area where it could be noticed by others when you speak or smile, Dr. Greene will provide you with provisional teeth to keep your appearance attractive while your implants heal, a process that takes about eight weeks.
Beautiful, durable replacement teeth
Dr. Greene will create your lifelike, aesthetic replacement teeth that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth, so that no one will know that you have one or more artificial teeth. Dr. Greene uses an excellent dental lab, which he has meticulously selected for their skilled dental technicians. These craftsmen are truly artists and they will make sure your new teeth are beautiful, durable and simulate nature in every way.
After your implants have healed and are fully integrated with your jawbone, Dr. Greene will place your final tooth restorations. Your new teeth will look, act and feel just like natural teeth, and with proper at-home care and regular dental maintenance they can last a lifetime.
Keeping You Comfortable
Our friendly team will do everything they can to make you comfortable during your treatment. We welcome patients with dental phobias who have not been able to receive satisfactory service elsewhere. We fully empathize with you and want you to know that we can help make your office visits comfortable and free of undue stress.
Our warm, family atmosphere will make you feel at home, and Dr. Greene’s calm, caring manner will help alleviate your fears or nervousness. Comfort amenities such as noise-canceling headphones, blankets and pillows are available to help you relax during your implant treatment.
In order to offer you the most tranquil dental experience possible, we have taken advanced training in sedation, which puts you into a very relaxed state while allowing you to still follow the dentist’s instructions. Dr. Greene will advise you as to which option he recommends for your individual needs.
Who Are Candidates for Dental Implants?
Implants can be placed in adults whose dentition has fully erupted.
In the past, patients with compromised jawbones, or those who suffered from health conditions and poor oral habits, were considered poor candidates for dental implants. However, thanks to advancing techniques in bone grafting and implant-placement technology, most patients can now qualify for implants. Even diabetics, who were once excluded as candidates, are usually able to get implants.
What Do Dental Implants Cost?
The dental implants cost includes the abutment, crown, and other materials used to restore your smile. Your insurance and whether you have a dental discount plan will also factor into the dental implant cost.
How Are Single Implants Attached?
During a single tooth implant procedure, the screw- or cylinder-shaped implant is placed into your jaw. After your jaw heals and fuses with the implant—usually within two to six months—the natural-looking crown will be attached to the implant.
If you are missing several teeth, an implant-supported bridge may be an option for you. Contact us now to learn more about this affordable procedure.
Where Can I Get an Implant Bridge?
Implant-supported bridges are an effective replacement for missing or severely damaged teeth. Our dentists provide this restorative option to patients, helping them regain their smiles.
How Much Do Implant-Supported Bridges Cost?
Implant-supported bridges are customized based on each patient’s needs, so the cost varies. The materials used to create the bridge, your insurance coverage, and condition of your teeth will determine the cost.
Until recently, traditional dentures have been the only option for patients needing to replace a full arch of missing teeth. While they can provide some chewing power and improve your smile, they have numerous disadvantages. Dentures lack chewing power and stability. They can make clicking noises while you speak or eat, and can even fall out when you sneeze or laugh. Dentures rub against and irritate the bone in your jaw, and will accelerate bone loss, giving your face an aged look. Over time, progressive bone loss will cause your dentures to become loose, so they must be repeatedly relined and refit.
All of these disadvantages can be avoided by using implants to support and stabilize dentures. Implants provide maximum stability and increased chewing power. Depending on your needs, Dr. Greene can provide you with dentures that are permanently fixed-in, or he can give you snap-in, removable dentures. He can also use dental implants to stabilize your existing dentures.
Dr. Greene has received hundreds of hours of specialized training in implant placement, including advanced training at the prestigious McGarry Implant Institute. He is experienced in providing implant-supported dentures that are strong, long-lasting and look very natural.
How Long Do Implant-Supported Dentures Last?
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent long-term solution for missing teeth. With proper oral hygiene, maintenance and regular dental visits kept with your provider, these appliances can last many years.
Our Stable and Natural-Looking Implant-Supported Dentures
Dr. Greene can provide you with a stable, natural-looking set of replacement teeth that is either permanently fixed into your mouth, or removable by you as desired.
In order to provide you with top-quality implant-supported dentures, Dr. Greene teams with a trusted oral surgeon and her favorite lab to ensure the most comfortable, efficient procedure and beautiful, natural-looking restorations.
Dr. Greene will take particular care with the design and craftsmanship of your restoration. Depending on your preferences, she can make your new implant-supported set of teeth from strong, medical-grade acrylic or he can use high-quality porcelain (such as ultra-strong and lifelike zirconia porcelain), for superior strength and beauty.
Implant-supported, fixed-in New Teeth in one Day with the All-on-4 procedure
Dr. Greene can give you a full arch of stable, beautiful new teeth using the All-on-4 technique. This method makes it possible for you to receive any necessary extractions, have your implants placed and new teeth attached, all during a single treatment session. In just one day you can walk out of our office with a functional new set of temporary teeth (closely resembling the look of your new teeth), that you will wear while your finals are being crafted.
When your implants have healed, Dr. Greene will attach your final lifelike replacement teeth and you will have a permanent, beautiful new smile.
In most cases, the advanced All-on-4 technology does away with the need for bone grafts, even in patients who have substantial bone loss. Dr. Greene uses four implants strategically placed at predetermined angles in areas of the jaw where the bone density and volume is optimal. Depending on the circumstances, Dr. Greene will sometimes use additional implants to guarantee stability.
Implant-supported removable dentures
As a more economical alternative, Dr. Greene can provide you with implant-supported removable dentures. She will place a series of implants—usually at least two on the bottom arch and three or four on the top—to provide stability. Your denture will be held in place by snaps that attach securely atop your implants and on the underside of your denture. You will be able to remove it at any time.
Your new dentures will be completely stable and will not need adhesives to prevent slipping. You will get a significant boost in chewing power and your smile will look great!
Stabilizing your existing dentures with implants
Dr. Greene can also retrofit your existing dentures with special snap-in attachments so that they are supported by dental implants. This will fully stabilize your denture so that it will not move around in your mouth. It will also increase your chewing power so that you will be able to eat more of the foods you like.
Advantages of Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures have many advantages compared to traditional dentures. They are fully stable in your mouth and do not make disturbing noises while you eat or speak. They also provide greatly improved chewing power. Unlike traditional dentures, most implant-supported dentures do not require a fake palate at the roof of your mouth. Your sense of taste is therefore not inhibited and you can enjoy your food fully.
What Do Implant-Supported Dentures Cost?
The cost of implant-supported dentures depends on your oral health, your insurance, and the materials needed to fabricate the denture. Any necessary follow-up appointments will also factor into the final cost.