Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Complete Smile Reconstruction

dental-implantsLosing teeth can impact your self-image and damage your dental health. Chewing and speaking often times can become difficult, and a limited diet can negatively affect your overall health. With implant dentistry, Dr. Miskovich will permanently rejuvenate the vitality and function of your smile.

Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. Because dental implants integrate into the bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures.

And, because they will be designed to blend flawlessly with your smile, no one will ever suspect that you have replacement teeth.

Before beginning implant therapy, Dr. Miskovich will make sure your mouth can sustain implants. Adequate bone in your jaw is necessary, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues free of periodontal disease. In some cases it may be necessary to perform pre-operative therapies to prepare your mouth for dental implants.

The day of your surgery, Dr. Miskovich will place the implants into your jaw. Your mouth must heal for 3 to 4 months following the implant placement, which also allows the bone to fuse with the dental implants. Once you recover, Dr. Miskovich will secure a crown, partial, or denture to the implant posts and you will enjoy a vibrant, complete smile.

What is a Dental Implant?

Essentially, dental implants are artificial roots that allow Dr. Miskovich to either design a crown or a prosthesis (like a denture) that can attach to these artificial roots to replace the entire tooth.

Dental Implant vs. Dental Bridge

Although a conventional dental bridge is often an alternative, the predictability and long term success of dental implants is unmatched. A dental implant can be utilized to support a freestanding tooth or help retain a denture.

The Dental Implant Process

Treatment planning is the key to our practice. After a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Miskovich will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Next, a detailed treatment plan will be designed in coordination with the surgeon who will place the dental implant and the dental lab technicians who will create the dental crown or dental prosthesis (denture).

Under IV sedation, the tooth is removed, the bone is evaluated and the implant is placed guided by the specific details designed by Dr. Miskovich. In some circumstances, a patient may be able to receive an immediate provisional tooth while the implant heals.

The implant is then allowed to integrate, or fuse with the bone, for approximately three to four months. Once this integration has taken place, Dr. Miskovich will create the final restoration.

  • Single-tooth implant support crown
  • Multiple missing teeth with multiple implants
  • All-on-4 fixed bridge, implant supported
  • Removable implant retained overdenture

Caring For Dental Implants

Once the implants are restored, they become an incredibly durable part of your smile. Regular check-ups are an important part of your ongoing care. With our experienced team we can provide this ongoing treatment for existing implants and even provide repairs and maintenance for implants.

Dental Implant Technology

Dr. Miskovich stays on the cutting edge of dental implant technology.

Through continuing education, he keeps abreast of the latest advances and techniques in dental implants. We use CAD/CAM, or computer aided technology, to create custom abutments and fixtures as well as dental restorations that look like natural teeth using strong, tooth-colored materials.

We work with the top dental laboratories in the country, as well as leading oral surgeons to remain at the forefront of dental implant technology. A team approach to dental implant restoration ensures the synergy and quality assurance for your successful treatment. It also ensures that the most up to date materials and techniques are being used to improve your results.

Virginia Family Dental offers comprehensive dental care including dental implants.  For more information, call today at (218) 741-0405 to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.