Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple tooth implants may be placed if you need or desire to permanently replace an extracted or lost tooth. Titanium implant bases are placed into the jawbone to replace the job of the tooth roots. We allow a period of time to allow for the jawbone to heal over the bases before fitting for a crown. Next, abutments are screwed into the bases of the implants to allow crowns to be attached. Finally, custom fabricated crowns are placed over the abutments and will function like a real tooth.
There are actually two phases to implant dentistry.
Phase 1: Using very accurate surgical techniques, an incision is made in the gum tissues and implants are placed into dimensionally controlled sites (depth and width) in the jawbone.
First, the gum tissue is opened and the jaw bone is tapped with a small drill and then drilled with a wider drill. The implant is inserted into place. The gum tissues are then closed and the healing phase begins. This may take anywhere from 3-6 months to ensure a strong base.
Phase 2: An abutment is secured to the top of the implant placing a new tooth crown onto the implant abutment. Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth or your dentures.
iTero® HD2.9 Scanner
The iTero® HD2.9 Scanner is designed to deliver speed and reliability, without the gag, the future for your smile is already here.
The iTero HD2.9, provides no gooey mess associated with impression materials, allows you to breathe and swallow naturally during the digital 3D scan, and it has no unpleasant taste. The HD2.9 does not expose you to radiation, since it uses a laser to generate the images. At Courtyard Dental Care we can view 3D scans immediately, which results in faster delivery times for your personalized treatment plan.