Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent replacement for broken and/or missing teeth.  Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth.  Dental implants are typically made from medical grade titanium.

Some implants can be placed the same day that the tooth is extracted.  Other implants need to be placed after the bone has had adequate time to heal.  Implants typically take 3-4 months to fuse to the bone (osseointegrate) before your restorative dentist can attach the crown to the implant.  Implants can replace a single tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth.  Dr. Pope will discuss all of the replacement options with you at the consultation.

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Single Tooth Replacement: Before

Single Tooth Replacement: After

Multiple Teeth Replacement: Before

Multiple Teeth Replacement: After

Whole Mouth Teeth Extraction/Replacement: Before

Whole Mouth Teeth Extraction/Replacement: After (Overdentures)

All-On-4® or “Teeth in a Day”

In some cases, temporary dentures are attached to implants the day of surgery.  This is commonly referred to as a hybrid denture, All-On-4® or “Teeth-In-A-Day.”  These cases require a thorough surgical work-up and good communication between Dr. Pope and your restorative dentist.  While these can be a good restorative option for many patients, not all patients are ideal candidates for a hybrid denture.  Dr. Pope will review all your restorative options at the time of your consultation.

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Temporary: Attached the day of surgery

Final Restoration