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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement.

What makes dental implants feel completely comfortable and secure? Global Implant Dentistry doctors use a medical-grade titanium implant fixture that, over time, actually fuses to the living bone cells of the jaw. This union forms a strong and durable anchor for your new teeth, meaning there’s no slippage or other movement (which can sometimes happen with dentures). There are also no problems eating with dental implants, no need to repair them regularly and no more worrying about smiling freely and openly.

Dental implants typically have three parts:

1) The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.

2) The abutment: A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.

3) The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.

You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. If you need to restore a full arch, you may be a perfect candidate for the all-on-four treatment. Our surgeons will place four implants and then attach a full arch of teeth, giving the procedure its name (all teeth, only four implants).

Just as dental implants have emerged as the preferred choice for tooth replacement, the Global Implant Dentistry approach has become the preferred model for dental implant treatment. Our team of experts works together under one roof, with a fully equipped, onsite lab, to build beautiful smiles in a way that works for our patients.

One team. One cost. One location. That’s the real beauty of dental implants from Global Implant Dentistry.

Dental implants are becoming a common and predictable way for replacing a single or multiple teeth. Doctors Joshi and Kapoor offer a unique approach to providing you with implants. At Crossroads Dental each dental implant case is thoroughly screened for a predictable and least minimal invasive approach.Advanced Computer Tomography (CT-Scan) scanning and proper health considerations are used to customize the treatment from placing the implant to restoring (putting crowns, bridges and/or dentures) the implants. They utilize only the best material for you, so success is reached constantly. Implants are chosen from Germany and Switzerland where rigorous quality assurance is provided. Proper sedation and medications are given before and after the procedure to delivering a comfortable visit by patients. Both oral conscious and I.V. sedation are available for your complete ease of overcoming the phobia of dentistry.

There is a team approach from the minute you are greeted by our front off ice staff to when you see the clinical team, but it just doesn’t end here, its continued with BOTH doctors being there for you before, during and after the procedure. This is further added with amazing laboratory technicians catered to delivering beautiful and natural look for the implants. The technicians are Master Technicians from world renown Denmat (Parent company of Lumineers and Snap-on-smile) and Da Vinci studios, which are seen in Extreme Makeover Shows.

We also deliver great crowns and veneers to match those implants.

Would you like to learn more about dental implants and their benefits? Visit our educational dental implant site

Tooth replacement technologies Flipper Dentures  (partial or full) Bridge Implants
Longevity 1-3 years 5-7 years 7-10 years Lifetime
Preservation of healthy adjacent teeth Yes Yes No Yes
Transmission of force to: adjacent teeth adj teeth/gums adjacent teeth bone
Prevent bone loss & preserve facial appearance No No No Yes
Requirement for periodic adjustments Yes Yes Yes No
Accelerated loss of adjacent teeth Yes Yes Yes No