Single and Multiple Implants
At Willow Creek Dental, we offer single implants, multiple implants, or complete replacement of your teeth.
Single implants offer a permanent solution for patients missing a tooth due to an accident or decay. The implant is placed into the jawbone and then a natural-looking, fully functional tooth is later attached.
The time frame for the implant healing process varies depending upon the individual, ranging from 3 – 6 months for the implant to fully fuse with the bone.
After the healing process, the replacement tooth is then attached to the implant. Dr. Mary Blakeley and Dr. Elizabeth Trepka will work closely with the lab to ensure the tooth looks natural and matches the color of the other teeth.
Multiple implants involve a process where two implants are placed and the missing section of teeth are attached. There does not need to be an implant for each missing tooth, rather the two implants provide the necessary structure to support the replacement teeth.
As with a single implant, the healing time depends upon the individual and patients have the option to wear a removable retainer during this time so as not to be self-conscious while the implants heal. Once the implants have fully fused with the bone, the teeth are permanently attached.
Full Teeth Replacement
For patients interested in replacing all of their teeth (or just one arch) and looking for an alternative to complete dentures, we have a couple options to meet your needs. From removable overdentures that are stabilized by implants to a non-removable, fixed implant supported prosthesis (commonly referred to as the All-On-Four procedure), our Doctors will discuss what options are available to you and help you decide the best course of treatment based on your needs.