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Dental Implants & Other Advanced Procedures
Your smile is one of the first impressions you make when meeting someone, and if you are missing teeth, your smile may not be as you wish it was. To help restore your smile, dental implants provide the perfect option. The dental implant process involves inserting a small titanium screw into your jawbone. After some time, the bone in your jaw will become integrated with the implant, allowing it to stay secured in place. Once secure, your dental surgeon will affix a prosthetic tooth to the implant. Dental implants are a popular option to restore your teeth because it is effective, comfortable, and looks natural.
Dental implants are not the only way we can help you achieve the smile you have always desired. We offer procedures such as orthodontic tooth uncovery to promote the emergence of an unerupted tooth and ridge augmentation, which can help to preserve your existing jaw bone after having an extraction. We perform all of these procedures on-site by our skilled surgeons.
How Does the Implant Process Work?
The dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions as an anchor in the jawbone for a prosthetic tooth to attach to. By implanting it into the jaw bone, it will eventually integrate with it through a process known as osseointegration. This allows for the replacement tooth to stay firmly in place.
A Natural Feel and Look
The implant will allow the tooth to stay solidly in your mouth so it can function and feel just like a normal tooth. It also allows for a more natural appearance, helping to restore your confidence.
A Safe and Effective Process
Dental implants have long been an advanced dentistry procedure used as a go-to for replacing missing teeth. They are not only more ideal aesthetically but are also a safe alternative to crowns and bridgework. They even boast a success rate of 95%.
What Is Sinus Augmentation?
In some cases, there will be limitations to securing an implant in the upper jaw. One of the major limitations is the close proximity of the bone to the maxillary sinus. If a tooth loss occurs in this area, the bone will begin to shrink over time. When this occurs, the sinus will expand, taking over the empty space that was previously occupied with the bone. This will cause there to be too little bone for the dental implant to be secured in place. In this instance, the sinus will need to be lifted and additional bone placed.
What is Tissue Grafting?
Tissue grafting involves multiple procedures designed to reduce the deterioration of a gumline that is receding. The recession of the gumline is noticeable when the root surface of the tooth becomes visible. Recession can lead to a number of problems, including tooth sensitivity, uneven gums, and a less aesthetic smile. If you have a receding gum line, there are multiple surgical techniques and grafting procedures that can be used. Our dental surgeons are trained in these procedures and techniques and will help find the best option for you.
What is Ridge Augmentation?
When you have to have a tooth extracted, preservation, and stabilization of the existing bone is crucial. Ridge augmentation may be needed at the time a tooth is removed to prevent bone reabsorption so that there will be sufficient space for an implant to become stable. If not done, more expensive, time-consuming, and less comfortable procedures may be needed in the future.
What is Orthodontic Tooth Uncovery?
With some people, tooth eruption can be delayed or incomplete, changing the arch form. Orthodontic tooth uncovery can be used to facilitate this eruption into the arch.
Computer Guided Surgery
Our computer guided surgery helps to create a better plan for a dental implant procedure by providing a patient's 3D image of their anatomy before surgery. This will help the dental surgeon to better envision the outcome before getting started. With the guesswork taken out, positioning is easy, and most cases can be completed in a day. This will help you to have a more successful implant procedure restoring your natural smile while avoiding possibly weakening your other teeth with a bridge.
What is a Frenectomy?
You have two frenula located in your mouth. The lingual frenum is underneath your tongue, and the labial frenum is underneath your lip. This is the small tissue that connects your mobile tissue to a stationary point. If your lingual frenum is strong, it can limit your tongue movement and lead to impaired speech. If the labial frenum is too strong it can impede orthodontic movement and lead to gum problems.
Dr. Kevin Rykard and his office staff give EXCELLENT service. They are very knowledgeable, and they remember everything that I have told them about my teeth in the past. They treat me like a good friend not just like a customer. I would recommend Dr. Kevin Rykard to anyone that needs a great dentist!
Mike, ESPIRE Patient
I have been a patient at Smile Solutions/Espire Dental for years. Dr Spurgeon and the entire staff (too many to name them all) are wonderful. It’s such a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Whether it’s a routine cleaning and exam or an emergency they have always taken excellent care of me.
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The front office staff were SUPER friendly—it’s nice to walk into a dental office and see happy people! Kaley always does an amazing job cleaning my teeth and is one of the most personable hygienists that I’ve ever had. Dr. Spurgeon goes above and beyond, and I appreciate his depth of knowledge and overall care. My teeth have never looked better!
Kourtney, ESPIRE Patient
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I had like, the ideal experience in what going to the dentist would be like. Everyone was so great and my root canal process went so smoothly. I’m eating candy now so I can visit them again.