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Dental Implants

Are you missing one, many, or all of your teeth? Have your features changed due to a lack of support from your teeth?

Tooth loss among adults is very common, and thanks to dental implants, it is very treatable. 

Learn how Peak Family Dentistry in Albuquerque, NM, uses implants to restore a single tooth or all your teeth and create a beautiful smile.

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Implant-supported restorations from Peak Family Dentistry in Albuquerque are like having your natural teeth back. 

What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are small titanium posts inserted into the jaw to replace lost tooth roots. They are considered the most reliable tooth replacement method in dentistry. Unlike other methods that only restore the portion of the tooth above the gums,  a dental implant can be paired with a restoration and restore a tooth from root to chewing surface. A tooth's root plays an important role in maintaining the bone in your jaw. Without the root, the bone deteriorates, which can let teeth shift out of place. When teeth are lost, the jaw will shrink, causing you to lose more teeth and look older than you are.
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Implants allow you to replace the entire tooth - not just what can be seen above the gumline.

The Parts of an Implant-Supported Restoration

A complete tooth restoration consists of a dental implant, which is the titanium post that acts as a tooth root; the abutment, which is a piece that connects the implant to the restoration; and the restoration, which replaces the part of the tooth that can be seen above the gumline. Dental implants can be used to support an individual crown, a dental bridge, or even a full denture.

Whatever you need, Dr. Billie Adams at Peak Family Dentistry in Albuquerque, NM, uses high-quality dental material that is so lifelike,  people won't suspect you have replacement teeth.

See How a Dental Implant Is Placed

Dr. Adams at Peak Family Dentistry in Albuquerque uses the Straumann® Dental Implant System for predictable, long-lasting results.

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Missing teeth affect your self-confidence, but they can also affect the health of your whole smile. Gaps can lead to misalignment of your remaining teeth, additional tooth loss, and jawbone atrophy. While other methods can replace part of your tooth, none of them also replace the vital tooth root and prevent bone atrophy.

If you're unsure whether an implant or some other dental procedure is right for you, Dr. Adams at Peak Family Dentistry in Albuquerque, NM, can explain the benefits of implants and also discuss other tooth replacement methods if dental implants are not an option.

The first step is requesting a consultation so you can get the information you need to make an educated choice. Start today. Either get in touch online or call:

(505) 293-2211

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Terrance Kenny

2021

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Dr. Billie Adams , is in my opinion, the best dentist I have ever encountered. She is very thorough , professional, walking u through the entire process as she works. In addition, her staff is very knowledgeable, and very attentive to the details in their specific duties. If u need a complete diagnosis and want to walk away feeling confident that the job will be done right, go see Dr. Billie Adams.

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Pete Torres

2021

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The dental care I received from the Peak Family team was excellent, the COVID-19 protocol makes you feel entirely safe the entire time you are being treated Dr. Adams is next to none she is so thorough and gentle. I opted to have her do the procedure with out the numbing and never felt any discomfort, amazing .

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Dental Implants Are a Versatile Solution For Missing Teeth

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Single Tooth

When you are missing a single tooth, Dr. Adams can use just one dental implant paired with a crown to replace your missing tooth with a replica that looks like your natural tooth. The beauty of this method is that the dentist will not need to alter nearby healthy teeth to support a dental bridge (the traditional method of replacing a missing tooth).

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Several Teeth

If you are missing several teeth in a row, our dentist can create a dental bridge that is supported at either end by dental implants. Unlike traditional bridges, this one doesn't require reshaping natural teeth to hold it in place. Dental bridges supported by implants can also replace a greater number of teeth than a traditional bridge.

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A Full Denture

Denture wearers experience a host of benefits with dentures supported by implants. The most welcome one is the freedom they have knowing their dentures will not slip out of place when they are eating or talking with friends. Dental implants can also stop or reverse the weakening of the jawbone by encouraging bone growth and retention.

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We understand that dental expenses can make managing your budget difficult. If you need a helping hand, we work with CareCredit® to offer flexible financing so you can split costs into budget-friendly monthly payments.

Dental Implants Treatment Timeline

For dental implants to be successful, you need sufficient bone density and your mouth should be free of gum disease. Dr. Adams will ensure you get the appropriate preparatory treatments before your implant procedure to ensure long-lasting results. While each procedure is different, your implant treatment typically follows along these lines:
Concerned about going without teeth? In many cases, we can attach a restoration immediately so you won't feel uncomfortable in public.
Concerned about going without teeth? In many cases, we can attach a restoration immediately so you won't feel uncomfortable in public.

Preparatory Steps

Dr. Adams will plan your dental treatment using highly detailed 3-D images of your mouth. If you need preparatory steps, such as bone grafts or gum disease treatments, these will need to be completed before the implants are placed.

Implant Surgery

Our modern dental techniques and the use of surgical guides let patients receive treatment with little discomfort. Before starting, Dr. Adams will numb the area so you can remain comfortable throughout the dental treatment. To place the implant, Dr. Adams will place the surgical guide in your mouth and then insert the implant.

Healing Period

It generally takes from four to six months for implants to fuse with the bone, a process called osseointegration. Once fused, the implant will act like your original tooth root.

Abutment Placement

If the abutment was not placed earlier, it will be added to the implant after it has fused with the jawbone. This minor surgery requires making small incisions in the gum so the abutment can be attached to the implant. It typically takes a couple of weeks for the gums to heal and make a seal around the connector.

Impressions

Once the gums have healed, Dr. Adams will take an impression of the treatment area so she can design the restoration that will be attached to it. The restoration will be designed to look just like your natural teeth and to fit comfortably in your mouth.

Restoration Placement

Once the restoration is ready, Dr. Adams will place it in your mouth to ensure it is comfortable and attractive. Once both of you are satisfied with the results, the restoration will be securely attached to the abutment and implant.

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Kathryn Ramsey

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Peak always provides a friendly and comprehensive visit.

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Best dental experience I have ever had. Very thorough and gentle.

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Dr. Billie Adams

Dr. Billie Adams

Dr. Billie Adams provides patients with the highest level of care. She is affiliated with several esteemed dental organizations, including:

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • International Team for Implantology
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Dental Association
  • SPEAR
  • Seattle Study Club

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (505) 293-2211.

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