Our smiles are one of the first features that others notice about us. At Alpha Dental Practice, our goal is to make patients feel confident in their everyday lives—eating, drinking, and socializing.
If you’re one of the 120 million Americans that suffer from tooth loss, Dr. Assi can help. Dental implants are the industry-leading solution for people with severely damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. For example, we can use a single dental implant to restore a gap in your smile. This process requires two office visits.
First, Dr. Assi will surgically place the implant fixture in your jawbone. Since it’s a minimally-invasive procedure, we will complete it in our office. The fixture will bond with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration.
After a brief adjustment period, you’ll return to our office, and we will secure the permanent crown. At Alpha Dental Practice, we use crowns crafted from porcelain, a durable tooth-colored material. This portion of the implant is the only part people will see.
Some of our patients are missing more than one tooth. In these situations, Dr. Assi has a few options depending on the location of the gaps.
In instances where the missing teeth are adjacent to one another, he might recommend using an implant-supported bridge. This varies from traditional bridges because it anchors to your jawbone using dental implants instead of your natural teeth. If the missing teeth aren’t next to each other, Dr. Assi will use various single dental implants to restore your smile.
Dentures are an excellent quick-fix solution for anyone who’s missing an entire arch of teeth, but they aren’t comfortable and will move around in your mouth as you go about your daily activities. At Alpha Dental Practice, we can restore a full arch of teeth with an implant-supported denture.
Implant-supported dentures will reverse jawbone depletion, allowing your smile to stay healthy. Furthermore, we offer two types of implant-supported dentures: fixed or removable.
The fixed option provides constant stability, while the removable version makes for easy cleaning. Either way, both options will significantly improve your quality of life.