At Royal Oak Dental Group, our dental teams pride ourselves on our dedication to the highest quality treatment by talented and competent clinicians. We know that losing teeth can feel frightening and traumatic, which is why our team will support you by providing outstanding care and accurate information throughout the process.
Providing Dental Implant Placement & Restoration
The first of two components to implant treatment is the surgical placement of a titanium screw into your bone. The second is the restoration of the titanium screw after your implant and bone fuse together in a process called osseointegration.
A number of different approaches exist for different oral situations, which is why our restorative and surgical teams will work to identify which approach will be most appropriate in your unique case. Implant treatment can be successful for the replacement of one, multiple, or all of your missing teeth.
Prior to any surgical placement of implants, our dentists first design the future restoration, and then virtually position the implant. To ensure accuracy in surgical placement, we will create a surgical guide that will allow us to precisely place the implant according to our virtual plan.
In some cases, it may be more advantageous to utilize remaining teeth to fabricate a dental prosthesis known as a bridge, which will adhere to your adjacent teeth. The advantage to this dental treatment option may be aesthetics, or simply avoiding multiple costly surgeries.
The longevity of this restoration requires special attention to restoration design, how adjacent teeth are prepared, the impression technique, insertion and cementation protocol, and controlling occlusal (bite) forces. When we couple our clinical considerations with your excellent home hygiene protocol, your restorations can survive for decades.
Removable Partial Dentures
A very economical tooth replacement option is the removable partial denture. The benefit of the removable partial denture is that it can replace one or multiple teeth without adding additional cost. However, it is critical to optimize the health and contours of all the teeth that will remain and be incorporated into the engineering and design of the removable partial denture.
These prostheses require high quality laboratory craftsmanship in order to be as comfortable, stable, and retentive as possible.
Complete Dentures & Affordable Dental Care
If you or someone you know is one of the forty million Americans who have lost or will lose all of your teeth, please do not fret, because we can help. Complete dentures are not replacement teeth; they are a prosthesis meant to aid you in function and speech, while restoring aesthetics.
Most people do just fine with maxillary (upper) dentures, but many struggle with mandibular (lower) dentures because of the decreased surface area available for dispersing chewing forces, as well as decreased surface tension retaining the denture in place. Our dentists highly recommend the use of one or two dental implants to aid in the retention of lower dentures.
Are You Missing Teeth? Call Royal Oak Dental Group for an Appointment
Do you have missing teeth? It’s time to take action to improve your health! Call us today to schedule an exam. Our experts can provide you with options for treatment and help you make a decision that will serve you for a lifetime.
The dentists at Royal Oak Dental Group can fit patients from Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and Siler City, NC with dental bridges, dental implants, and partial and complete dentures.