What can dental implants do? A picture is worth 1,000 words.
Implants are essentially tooth-and-root systems, composed of titanium screws that fuse with your jawbone, topped by natural-looking porcelain caps. They’re an esthetically pleasing, highly functional, permanent solution to missing teeth. Implants can replace one tooth, a few teeth or many teeth, and may be customized to hold dentures, bridges or partials to improve their function and preserve remaining teeth.
From Fractured to Functional
This athlete came to us after losing his front tooth in an accident. We were able to place an implant the same day and restore his Pristine Smile.®
A Pristine Promise® delivered
A failed root canal caused this patient to lose her front tooth. She was devastated. But we promised her that a new implant would restore her smile. She was thrilled with the final result.
Missing from birth. Replaced by Pristine.
This young woman was born without one of her front teeth. Orthodontic therapy straightened her teeth and made room for a Pristine implant. Afterward, she couldn’t stop smiling.
Advanced Treatment For Advanced Gum Disease.
Our patient was only in her early 30s but gum disease was ruining her smile. Her teeth looked “long,” and she had progressive bone loss around her upper canines. In partnership with our orthodontic colleagues, we were able to reposition her teeth and create a more favorable gumline, prior to implant placement. She was thrilled with her Pristine Smile.®
Improved smile, confidence and social life.
This young man was ashamed of his stained teeth and “collapsed” smile. We restored his confidence with two implants, crown lengthening, and several new crowns. There is nothing like a Pristine Smile® to make a guy feel like he’s on top of his game.
Public smiling. No problem.
This patient’s job required public speaking—and public smiling. She was terribly nervous, mostly because she was ashamed of her smile. After several months of collaborative care with our restorative colleagues, we gave her a new smile—and renewed confidence.
A break in her tooth. No break in in her schedule.
Our patient, a busy executive, was horrified when her front tooth fractured one night while eating dinner. We assured her she’d have no downtime. Working in partnership with her general dentist, we extracted the broken root (the tooth had previously been treated by root canal), completed bone grafting, and gave her a temporary front tooth until her implant could be placed three months later. (Phew!).
Fixing what Mother Nature forgot
Our patient had been born without her upper left incisor and with a small and weak right incisor. She wore braces for three years to correct her bite and create spaces for implants. It was a smile she’d been waiting for her whole life.
From all tears to all smiles
A patient came to our office in tears after learning she would lose her front tooth. Working in partnership with her general dentist, we were able to replace the missing tooth with an implant. Her surrounding teeth were veneered, for a perfect match and a naturally Pristine smile.
This high school tennis player had been born without two of her front teeth. Using a team approach, our orthodontic colleagues created spaces for two implants, and collectively, we delivered a Pristine smile from, which she wore from ear-to ear, at her college orientation.
Two new reasons to smile
Our young female patient had a problem: The roots of her two front teeth were dissolving. Both teeth had to be extracted and replaced with implants. She was extremely pleased with the simplicity of the procedure and its Pristine results.
A better bridge
This man was eating an almond when his back lower bridge snapped in half. We placed two implants, enabling us to replace three of his back teeth with an implant-supported bridge. He was relieved to be chewing again with new, strong teeth.
Multiple reasons to smile again
Our patient came in to be evaluated for a full-mouth rehabilitation to be done by her dentist. Her upper left back teeth were rotten and required extraction, so we replaced them with two implants and an implant-supported bridge. Implant placement required an internal sinus lift. She was amazed at how simple the whole process was. And is thrilled with her updated, Pristine smile.
Full-arch Replacement – Fixed
Fixed Dentures Case 1
Fixed Dentures Case 2
Full-arch Replacement – Removable
Multiple reasons to smile again
This sweet woman came in to be evaluated for a full-mouth rehabilitation to be done by her dentist. Her upper left back teeth were rotten and required extraction. We replaced them with two implants and an implant-supported bridge. Her six remaining lower teeth were also deeply decayed and could no longer hold her removable partial denture. We were able to complete the extractions and place two implants in the same day to anchor her partial removable over-denture. For a Pristine smile all the way around.
Bone Regeneration & Socket Grafting
Lost Bone, Regrown.
This patient lost her front tooth in an accident and all of the bone went with it. We were able to regrow back her missing bone and set up an ideal area for implant placement.
Bone Grafting for Ankylosed Tooth
A tooth was extracted, bone grafting was completed, and the patient was thrilled with his now symmetrical Pristine smile. His right front tooth had been ankylosed – the root and bone fused during development so it stopped growing down. Then the patient had an accident, and this tooth broke leaving quite a complex problem to fix.
New Bone, New Implant, New Smile.
It was a long road working with our orthodontic colleague but our patient was very happy with her Pristine results. Her front tooth had been replaced with an older type of dental implant that failed, destroying her neighboring teeth. This complex treatment plan involved bringing the neighboring tooth down with braces to regain bone height, along with significant bone grafting prior to implant placement.
Bilateral Sinus Lifts
Meet Bill – he has severe periodontal disease rendering all of his teeth hopeless and requiring extraction. Bilateral sinus lifts were done, and he left our office with a full new set of screwed in teeth and was ecstatic! Phase I therapy placed implants in healed sinus lift sites and allowed him to keep functioning with his natural teeth during healing. One the initially placed implants healed all his remaining teeth were extracted and all remaining implants were placed.