Implants and Tooth Replacement

A missing tooth is the most obvious dental malformity, and often presents the dentist’s biggest technical challenge. Missing teeth can also undermine a person’s self-confidence and quality of life. Not only can missing teeth compromise eating habits, speech and appearance, the condition can also lead to bone loss in the jaw and the abnormal shifting of the other teeth, as well as bite problems. Missing teeth often causes the look of premature aging.

Dr. Oliverie has extensive training and experience in replacing missing teeth with dental implants, bridges, partial dentures, dentures, and implant retained dentures. Utilizing advanced training, the latest materials, and tissue management techniques, she is able to provide the service that is most appropriate for you.

Dental Implants

Dental implants have become one of our favorite ways to replace missing teeth. You don’t have to go through life enduring discomfort, avoiding certain foods, risking bone loss, changes to your facial structure, and bracing for embarrassing situations. Dental implants offer a great long term solution to missing teeth. Used extensively for over 40 years, they are very safe and highly successful. Acting as a substitute tooth root, implants bond with the bone to form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth, that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Dr. Oliverie has advanced training in dental implant restoration and has planned hundreds of implants utilizing one of the area’s first 3-D Dental Imaging Systems. She surgically inserts the implants as well as permanently places the final restorations, all in one location. Having complete control of the procedure allows for maximum safety, function and longevity.

Dental Implants:

  • Can successfully replace one or more lost teeth
  • Help minimize bone loss
  • Look, feel, and function like a natural tooth
  • Replace missing teeth without compromising adjacent teeth by grinding them down for a bridge or securing a partial denture
  • Increase stability, making chewing more natural
  • Eliminate the pain of ill-fitting dentures and partials
  • Improve appearance
  • Can be used to stabilize loose fitting dentures and partials

Bridges

Bridges are another treatment option when replacing missing teeth. Choosing the best treatment option depends upon the condition of the teeth adjacent to the space, bone condition, gum appearance, aesthetic concerns, and long-term prognosis of the restoration.

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures & Partial Dentures are other common and less expensive methods to replace missing teeth. We are also able to attach partials and dentures to fixed implants, offering comfort and stability.

There are many options for our patients who desire removable partials or dentures. If you have questions about tooth replacement, please contact Oliverie Dental for more information.

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