Significant training and the experience of having planned and restored thousands of implants make Dr. Ura highly qualified as an implant dentist. If you are missing one tooth, but hesitate to have a dental bridge placed due to the necessity of crowning healthy teeth, consider a dental implant restored with a lifelike replacement tooth. Independently anchored into the jaw, a single implant replaces a missing tooth’s root while preserving bone, and securely sustains an individual crown. With continued good oral health, the implant can last the rest of your life!
To replace a few missing teeth with implants, you have an array of options. Single missing teeth in various locations can be individually replaced with one implant each. However, if you are missing multiple teeth but still have many healthy teeth, an implant-retained bridge or partial denture may be the best course of treatment. A thorough evaluation and discussion to learn and understand your goals will allow the doctor to determine which type of implant restoration will best fulfill your objectives. As with all our implant treatment cases, we will plan in tandem with the surgeon and laboratory technician, many times utilizing 3D guided techniques that help assure the most predictable result.
If you are missing all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, or are set to have them removed, we can replace them with a fixed full-arch bridge. You will have an appropriate number of implants placed to support a bridge that will be securely attach to the implants. Teeth need to be in the proper position for excellent esthetic and functional results, and dental implants are no different. Therefore, having the dental implants placed in the proper position is critical for success. Dr. Ura studied advanced treatment planning techniques utilizing 3D radiographs merged with the desired final result in order to deliver the most esthetic and functional restoration. Neglecting proper implant placement or attention to occlusion can also cause complications in the future, therefore Dr. Ura brings the whole team together: laboratory technician and oral surgeon to ensure optimal results. Our clients have results that make them confident and proud of the natural looking beautiful smile.
Patients with bad teeth, old dentures, or who are in need of dentures can come to us and leave with dental implant-secured dentures in place the same day. With Teeth Next Day™, Dr. Ura restores oral health, improves quality of life, and helps gives patients renewed confidence in just one visit. Using our 3D planning with our team of oral surgeon and laboratory technician, we work together so that you can have the confidence in your smile once again. Typically we will use 5-6 implants to support the prosthesis. While you may have heard about “all on four”, the problem is if you lose one implant, “all on four” becomes “none on three.” We can offer various restorative material options from acrylic over titanium, zirconium to porcelain crowns on a high performance polymer. If you keep your mouth closed because of missing or failing teeth, or if you avoid eating with your family and friends because of loose, slipping dentures, imagine having stable, implant-retained teeth that are not removable by this time tomorrow!
If a removable denture is desired or required, you can still wear a denture with confidence. Implants have revolutionized dentures, eliminating the need for closed palate uppers and adhesive of any kind. As few as two implants can provide the needed retention to give you confidence in your lower denture. Four to six implants can hold an upper or lower denture securely in place, even when the patient eats the chewiest foods! On top of the implants, an abutment creates a snap or clip system for denture retention. Receptacles are fitted into the denture’s underside, so the appliance literally clicks into place. You will experience absolutely no slippage, looseness, wobbling, or poor fit with implant-supported dentures. Typically the entire procedure takes about three to four months, but in some cases, the results can be even faster!