Dental Implants - Lexington, KY

From Gaps to Grins
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Restore Your Healthy, Confident Smile

Feelings of humiliation, self-consciousness, and embarrassment are all too frequent among people that have missing teeth. More crucially, however, is the inflammatory bacteria that settle in the empty tooth sockets of missing teeth. These bacteria can quickly damage oral health, and the longer a patient has missing teeth, the greater the risk of both physical and oral disease. Deep underlying germs settle in soft tissue layers and cause harmful oral disease as well as systemic inflammation.

Thankfully, even the most severe cases of missing or decaying teeth can be successfully treated with full-mouth dental implants. Dental implants restore teeth to 99% of their pre-loss strength. They also improve oral health and provide patients with a truly remarkable, pristine smile. With a dental implant restoration procedure, award-winning implant specialist Dr. Brandon Stapleton and the knowledgeable team here at iDENTity Dental Studio in Lexington, KY, can drastically improve your quality of life and give you a brand-new smile you’ll be happy to flaunt for years to come.

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What is a Dental Implant?

There are three main parts of a full-mouth dental implant: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration (prosthetic tooth). Implants are a hugely superior tooth replacement alternative compared to dentures and provide a lifelong solution even for those who are completely toothless. Implants help maintain the integrity of the jawbone, and unlike dentures, they never slip or migrate over time. Dentures, on the other hand, commonly increase bone loss and can cause excruciating soft tissue inflammation.

State-of-the-art technology and a skilled implant dentist are necessary for full-mouth dental implants to be successful over time. Depending on the specific needs and oral health condition of the patient, iDENTity Dental Studio provides a variety of dental implant restoration solutions. Every one of our procedures uses advanced technology to speed up the healing process, and our commitment to each patient is to offer decades of dependable daily use with routine maintenance.

Customized Treatments for
Complete Smile Restoration

Dental implants can support a single dental crown, a dental bridge, or a complete arch of replacement teeth, depending on the patient’s wants and oral health requirements. The most enjoyable parts of life, such as the simple pleasures of eating a favorite meal, connecting with friends, or beaming with pride in front of loved ones, may all be appreciated by patients thanks to implants.

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Single implant

Implants can serve as an excellent alternative to crowns for restoring a single tooth that has experienced significant damage. With their durable and long-lasting nature, dental implants offer a reliable solution that closely mimics the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. By replacing the damaged tooth with an implant, patients can regain both their dental aesthetics and oral functionality.

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Implant Supported Bridge

In cases where multiple teeth are broken or missing, an implant-supported bridge can effectively fill the gap and restore dental function. By placing dental implants at strategic positions and anchoring a custom bridge onto them, patients can enjoy a stable and natural-looking solution for replacing multiple teeth. This implant-supported bridge not only improves the aesthetics of the smile but also ensures proper biting and chewing abilities, enhancing overall oral health and quality of life.

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Full Mouth Dental Implants

Considered the gold standard in tooth replacement, full-arch dental implants offer a comprehensive solution for individuals missing an entire arch of teeth. By utilizing four or more strategically positioned implant posts surgically placed in the jaw, the restoration is securely anchored, providing stability and functionality comparable to natural teeth. This advanced approach not only restores the aesthetics of a complete smile but also enhances oral function, allowing individuals to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

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A Brand-New Smile
in Just Three Steps

Building a completely customized smile begins with a conversation with Dr. Stapleton. We will thoroughly assess your dental health, discuss your specific challenges, and understand your desired outcomes with dental implants. This comprehensive evaluation involves the use of digital X-rays and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to analyze bone structure, nerve tissue, and sinus cavities, ensuring suitability for dental implants, particularly for full-mouth cases. Once your treatment plan is built, we will schedule your procedure.

The placement of dental implants is a meticulous process that typically spans six to nine months. Under comfortable sedation of your choice, Dr. Stapleton surgically positions the implant posts in your jawbone using advanced digital technology. Your implants will be placed at a 45-degree angle to ensure optimal support, followed by suturing the gums and initiating the healing process. While experiencing some discomfort, such as bruising and swelling, which can be managed with medication, proper healing takes approximately three to six months, allowing the titanium posts to integrate with the jawbone.

Finally, with the expertise of Dr. Stapleton, you’ll receive a final crown, fixed bridge, or full arch prosthesis made from high-quality materials, providing you with a natural-looking and fully functional smile that can be enjoyed for a lifetime with regular oral hygiene and professional care.

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