Tooth loss can cause difficulties when eating and speaking, as well as self-consciousness about your smile.
At Demille MacKay Dental, we can provide all aspects of dental implant care to restore strength and aesthetics to your smile.
Why should you consider dental implants?
The Gold Standard for Tooth Replacement
Dental implants can last 40 years or more with proper care and maintenance. It is essential that you undergo bi-annual dental exams to maintain your rehabilitated smile.
Protect Your Oral Health
Jawbone atrophy can have devastating effects on your oral health. Dental implants are the only treatment that can prevent this side-effect of tooth loss.
Strength & Aesthetics
Dental implants provide a secure foundation for your restoration, allowing you to enjoy outstanding function and aesthetics for a smile you can feel confident about.
How do dental implants work?
If You Have Missing Teeth, You Are Not Alone
Wondering whether implants are right for you?
We Can Address a Variety of Issues with Dental Implants
Severely Damaged Teeth
While our doctors always try to save damaged teeth, there are some cases where removing and replacing a tooth is the best way to restore oral health.
A Single Missing Tooth
While you can replace a single missing tooth with a dental bridge, an implant-supported crown does not require the removal of healthy tissue from neighboring teeth.
Multiple Missing Teeth
Whether you are missing a few teeth or a full arch, our doctors can craft a custom implant-supported restoration to rebuild your smile.
Dental Implants Can Also Help Combat Jawbone Recession
The roots of your teeth play a major role in maintaining the health of your jaw. When teeth are lost, the jaw begins to shrink or atrophy. Dental implants are unique in that they replace the entire structure of your tooth, not just the crown. In this way, your implant-supported restoration helps prevent jawbone atrophy and maintain the stability of your smile.
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
Getting Your Smile Ready for Implants
Before being deemed an implant candidate, patients must have adequate bone density in the jaw where the implants will be placed. In most cases, tooth loss causes the surrounding bone to degenerate. People who wear traditional dentures for years may experience further jawbone deterioration. Other cases necessitate a sinus lift in order to provide adequate bone density on the sinus floor, so implants in the upper back portion of the mouth will not penetrate the cavity.
Dr. DeMille earned his mastership with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and both Dr. DeMille and Dr. MacKay are members of the prestigious organization.
Our doctors perform autogenous bone grafts, as well as crestal approach sinus lifts. In most cases, implants can be placed in the same entry point immediately following a crestal approach sinus lift. Good oral health and the absence of gum disease are also prerequisites for dental implant candidacy.
Receiving implant-supported restorations requires at least two visits to our office. First, the implants will be placed during a minor surgery and the gums will either be sutured closed or a temporary restoration will be placed. After four to six months of healing, which allows the posts to fuse with the bone, abutment pieces and the permanent restorations will be attached. Our doctors prefer Hiossen Implants, which come in a variety of designs.
Your Restoration Options
One implant can secure a single dental crown, and two or more posts can support a bridge or partial denture. We are often able to create implant-supported restorations on-site using our CEREC® milling system.
We can attach a customized restoration to restore form and function to your smile.
For patients who do not have sufficient bone density for implants, but are not eligible for grafting surgery due to age, health conditions, or budget constraints, mini dental implants offer an alternative to traditional implants. Mini implants are much smaller and impact less of the surrounding tissue. Four to six mini dental implants can securely anchor a denture.
Our Training and Techniques
Dr. DeMille earned his mastership with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and both Dr. DeMille and Dr. MacKay are members of the prestigious organization. In our office, patients can opt for traditional implants, All-on-Four® implant-retained dentures, or mini implants for denture retention. We can provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for your comfort, or you can opt for general sedation provided by an anesthesiologist.
Thank you Dr. DeMille for doing a great job on my implants. I have been going to Dr. DeMille for over 3 years now, and have been very happy with the services provided and the staff. I have recommended Dr. DeMille to my friends and family. -Emma V.
The All-on-Four® dental implant system involves placing just four implants in the front of the jaw, where bone is densest. A special surgical guide is created and utilized to ensure that the implants are precisely placed in the most strategic locations. The same day that surgery is performed, an immediate-load denture is placed on the implants. After healing is complete, the final restoration will be placed.
Quick Results with CEREC
When replacing a missing tooth, you want to restore the proper function of your smile as quickly as possible. With our advanced CEREC system, we are able to produce your implant-supported crown or bridge in a single day, reducing your total treatment time. In some cases, we can immediately load your restoration onto your dental implants, allowing you to experience a fully restored smile without having to wait for your implants to finish fusing to the jawbone.
With CEREC, you can complete your implant treatment more quickly.
CEREC uses computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to turn digital impressions of your smile into customized restorations. Using durable and highly aesthetic ceramic porcelain, this system creates crowns and bridges that blend seamlessly with your remaining teeth for a functional and beautiful result.