Dental Implants in Washington, MO
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Dr. Mace offers a stable, beautiful alternative to bridges, partials, or full dentures by offering dental implants to his patients. Dental implants will improve your smile and your lifestyle because they look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The titanium post provides an incredibly stable and long-lasting platform for the replacement of missing teeth. Dr. Mace is currently working towards his fellowship in implant dentistry at the Misch International Implant Institute.
How are Dental Implants Placed?
After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Mace will determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants. The first stage of the procedure involves careful planning, imaging, and design to ensure a successful outcome. Dr. Mace has a 3-dimensional imaging system in his office that allows him to plan your implant surgery safely and reliably. The software and imaging system in his office helps him determine the size and implant(s) that are ideal for your particular situation. He virtually plans the placement of the implant in advance of your treatment to ensure a smooth procedure. During the surgery, a titanium implant is precisely placed in an optimal position based on your anatomy. Nature will take its course, allowing your bone tissue to fuse with the implant and create a solid foundation for your teeth. Dr. Mace proudly uses Nobel Biocare dental implants in his practice. (add link)
Once the implants have integrated, Dr. Mace will attach a handcrafted, permanent tooth replacement custom-designed for your situation. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile.
What are All-On-4s?
At James G. Mace DDS, Dr. Mace and his team provide the clinically proven, All-On-4 solution. If you are or will be missing all of your teeth in either one or both jaws, an All-On-4 treatment solution is an ideal alternative to traditional dentures. The All-On-4 approach utilizes four implants that support an entire arch of teeth, providing a stable dentition that functions, appears, and feels like natural teeth. Over 98% of patients that have had this treatment say that they would recommend the All-On-4 treatment. For more information about All-On-4s, click here.
By imitating an entire natural tooth, from the root up, dental implants and All-On-4 solutions offer a prosthetic that closely mimics nature. The result? Dental implant and All-On-Four patients enjoy restored function, which allows a healthy diet of hard-to-chew foods. Speech may also improve. Research has proven that implants last longer and have a higher success rate than any other alternative known to dentistry. Strong and secure, your new smile will boost your confidence, enhance your appearance, and improve your quality of life. Dr. Mace recently lectured on this topic at the American Academy of Periodontology’s annual meeting. He presented with a specialist he works closely with on many cases, Dr. George Duello.
What is the Difference Between Dental Implants and All-On-4s?
Dental implants can be a solution for a broad range of dental problems. They are a great option for replacing one missing tooth to supporting a full-mouth restoration to replace an entire set of teeth. Simply, dental implants are an innovative technology that places a screw in your jaw bone to support one or more teeth. For full-mouth restorations, the All-On-4s procedure, created by Nobel Biocare, places four to five metal screws in the jawbone to support a bottom or top set of teeth. This alternative to partial or full dentures offers Dr. Mace’s patients a comfortable, natural, and functional smile restoration.
Does Dr. Mace Do Full-Mouth Restorations In-Office?
Yes! After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Mace can tell you whether you are a candidate for dental implants or All-On-4s. To determine if you are a candidate, we will take a 3D scan of the jaw needing treatment with our CareStream 8100 CBCT system. This allows Dr. Mace to virtually plan your case and determine how best to safely place an implant. The first stage of the procedure involves careful planning, imaging, and design to ensure a successful outcome. During the surgical procedure, a titanium post is implanted into the jaw. The number of implants needed for each situation varies, but Dr. Mace has worked with implant cases for many years and has the knowledge and experience to properly plan your case. After the implant is placed, nature will take its course, allowing your bone tissue to fuse with the titanium post, creating a solid foundation that is used to restore your smile and chewing ability. Once the implants are secured, Dr. Mace will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown, bridge, or full set of teeth to the posts. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile.