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Dental Implants

Since 1981, Dr. Biegeleisen has been offering dental implant treatment at a value our patients have come to expect. More people each year – including new and experienced denture wearers and people with one or more missing teeth – are turning to implants as the best solution for restoring their teeth, their smiles and their quality of life.

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Why Consider Dental Implants

Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. While these are all serious issues, did you know that tooth loss also leads to bone loss?

Prevent Premature Aging

Dental Implant Therapy

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and becomes brittle from lack of exercise. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • replaces missing teeth
  • maintains bone*
  • maintains your youthful appearance
  • restores your natural smile

About Dental Implants

Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They are secured into the bone to provide long term support for crowns and dentures.

BioHorizons advantage

BioHorizons dental implants are treated with our proprietary Laser-Lok technology. This helps your smile remain beautiful over time.

BioHorizons’ implants are lightweight, strong, biocompatible and made from titanium, the most widely used material in implant dentistry. Restore and maintain your natural smile with individual dental implants, implant-supported fixed bridges, or implant-supported dentures.

Ask your dentist for more information about restoring and maintaining your natural smile with individual dental implants or implant-supported fixed dentures from BioHorizons

Individual Tooth Options

Individual missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants without altering your healthy adjacent teeth. Once dental implants are placed, posts (or abutments) are attached, providing support for your final crowns.

Dental Implants With a Crown

Dental Implants With a Crown

  • attractive smile
  • full chewing ability
  • preserve healthy teeth and jawbone
  • maintains bone*
Traditional crown & bridge

Traditional crown & bridge

  • attractive smile
  • grinds down healthy teeth
  • may lead to bone loss under bridge
  • greater risk for cavities and tooth failure
Untreated missing teeth

Untreated missing teeth

  • unattractive smile
  • loss of chewing ability
  • may lead to bone loss

Multiple Teeth Options

If all upper or lower teeth are missing, multiple dental implants may be used to support a denture. Due to bone loss, traditional dentures may become loose and unstable over time. Dental implant supported dentures and maintain bone* so dentures remain stable in your mouth.

Implant supported dentures

  • full chewing ability
  • allows for a complete and healthy diet
  • remains stable in your mouth

Traditional dentures

  • loss of chewing ability
  • difficult to maintain a healthy diet
  • loose and unstable over time
  • may lead to bone loss

What to Expect

Treatment planning

Your dental professional will take x-rays and create a model of your existing teeth to determine implant position. Occasionally, a bone graft or gum tissue graft will be needed to create an adequate site for the dental implants.

Implant placement

Dental implants are placed into the bone in a relatively pain-free procedure. The bone and gums will be given time to heal before an abutment and crown are attached. In most cases, you can receive a temporary crown the same day the implant is placed.

Crown placement

Your final crown will be placed to restore your natural smile.

Are You a Candidate?

Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Certain uncontrolled medical conditions may decrease implant treatment effectiveness, so first discuss your full medical history with your doctor. Patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can determine the best treatment plan. Please ask your doctor to explain the benefits and risks to see if dental implants are right for you.

Implants & insurance

The value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options. Insurance policies vary but most cover a portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options are often available with competitive interest rates, and payments can be tailored to your budget. Contact your dentist or dental specialist for more information about BioHorizons implants.

Periodontal Procedures

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed). They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.

During the first visit, the periodontist usually reviews the patient’s complete medical and dental histories. It is extremely important for the periodontist to know if any medications are being taken or if the patient is being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy.

The periodontist examines the gums, checks to see if there is any gum line recession, assesses how the teeth fit together when biting, and checks the teeth to see if any are loose. The periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets; this helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.

Who Should See a Periodontist?

Some patients’ periodontal needs can be managed by the general dentist. However, as more and more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist. Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with more complex cases, will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are dental implants?
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  • Dental implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement. They integrate with the bone to provide support for crowns and dentures.
  • Q
  • What will happen without treatment?
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  • Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.
  • Q
  • Who is a candidate?
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  • Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Please ask your dental implant specialist to explain the benefits and risks to see if dental implants are right for you.
  • Q
  • Is implant placement painful?
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  • No, dental implants are typically placed under local anesthesia. Most treatments can be completed in your clinician’s office.
  • Q
  • How soon may I return to work after treatment?
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  • You may return to work the next day unless otherwise instructed by your clinician. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any minor discomfort you may have.
  • Q
  • How long does it take to place dental implants?
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  • They may be placed in as little as 30 to 60 minutes depending on the location and the number of implants placed.
  • Q
  • What if there is not enough bone or gum tissue for the dental implant?
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  • A graft may be needed if your clinician determines there is not sufficient bone or gum tissue.
  • Q
  • When will I receive my new teeth?
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  • Treatment time varies by patient. Typically, you will have some type of temporary teeth until your implants integrate with the bone. Your clinician can provide a time estimate based on your treatment needs.
  • Q
  • How do I care for my implants?
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  • Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.
  • Q
  • How long can implants last?
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  • Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.*
  • Q
  • What is the success rate of dental implants?
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  • BioHorizons dental implants have an extremely high average success rate (99.2%).†
  • Q
  • How does the long-term value of implants compare to other treatment options?
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  • Dental implants are low maintenance and provide stability and confidence in your smile. Therefore, the long-term value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options.
  • Q
  • Are dental implants covered by insurance?
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  • Insurance policies vary but most cover a portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options are often available with competitive interest rates, and payments can be tailored to your budget.