Dental implants are the gold standard when it comes to restoring your smile.
They look, feel and function like your natural teeth. Your doctor recommended dental implants because they are simply the best tooth replacement option. Dental implants will allow you to speak and smile naturally, enjoy the foods that you love, and feel comfortable and confident about yourself and your smile. The Genesis dental implant is a design based on many years of experience and success in implant dentistry—many people enjoy a naturally restored smile thanks to the success of this popular design. Genesis provides your best alternative for a fully-restored smile.
Dental implants can naturally improve your appearance, health and confidence. Implants are actually easier and more cost-effective than other tooth replacement options, such as bridges & dentures.
Implants are securely anchored, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and smile confidently—so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget that you ever lost a tooth.
There’s no impact on the surrounding teeth. To place a bridge, your dentist needs to grind down the teeth that are next to the one that needs replacement.
Dental implants can last a lifetime! Dentures and bridges often need to be replaced due to discomfort from decay or ill-fitting dentures.
How Dental Implants Work
Placement of the Implant
The implant replaces the root of the damaged or missing tooth. It’s placed under the gum and into the bone. Through a process called “osseointegration,” the bone will grow around this new implant. This is a simple procedure that can be done right in your doctor’s office. Most people experience little or no discomfort during the process. Dental implant procedures generally are no more involved than other simple dental procedures.
Placement of the Abutment
Once your implant has integrated with your bone, your doctor will perform a second small procedure to uncover the implant and place a healing abutment. After a few days, an impression is made and a temporary abutment is placed. An abutment acts as a connection between the implant and the crown and supports your temporary tooth while your permanent tooth is made.
Creating Your New Tooth
Your new, permanent tooth is created using dental metals and ceramics to match the shape and color of your teeth. Your dentist will deliver your new restoration, allowing you to enjoy the foods you love and smile with confidence once again!
What to expect when getting a dental implant:
Do dental implants hurt?
Most implant patients report minimal discomfort immediately following the procedures and are able to return to work the same or next day. Some people experience very mild discomfort after the procedure, easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Genesis Dental Implants have a unique design that is intended to keep you comfortable during the implant and restoration process.
Why might I have to see different dentists?
Your general dentist may refer you to a trusted specialist who is an expert in the placement of dental implants, ensuring the highest level of dental care. You will return to your dentist who will handle the restoration.
What is the financial investment?
Dental implants may cost more initially, but less over a lifetime. With implants, you usually have to replace your tooth once. You may have to replace bridges, partials or dentures several times. With implants, your new tooth will look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
Why do dental implants take several months?
The dental implant process involves multiple steps and the overall treatment period varies by patient. The typical treatment time is a few months, but in some cases, implants can be placed and restored immediately. Your doctor will let you know which option is best for you.
Learn how the Meyer Clinic places your implant…
State of the Art Technology
Here at the Meyer Clinic, we are proud to say we use the best technologies in the business to place your implant with the highest accuracy and precision.
We implement the industry-leading live, 3D navigation system from X-Nav Technologies: X-Guide.X Guide is the only live, 360-degree single-view of drill position and anatomy during surgery.
X-Guide makes same-day guided surgery a reality for you – and at just a fraction of the cost of traditional guides.