Dental Implant Treatment-the Master’s Approach To The Long-Term Success Of Your Implant Treatment.
Dental implants are a great option for replacing one or more missing teeth, acting as a root replacement (integrated in the bone) gives us stable foundation to restore your mouth with individual crowns, bridge with more than one crown, or to support a denture. The implant looks and functions as a natural tooth while stimulating bone growth. Preserving bone is crucial to looking youthful.
What is the dental implant procedure and the team approach? We coordinate with two periodontists for surgical placement of implant(s), believing that a well-trained periodontist is best qualified for initial implant placement to preserve the integrity of the bone and tissue. Dr. Bloom (acting as quarterback) guides the surgeon on where to place the implant(s), so that he can achieve an optimal restorative result. To you, our patient, you should have total confidence that by the end of this process, you’ll love the look and feel of your restored smile. Our dental care team will create a personalized treatment plan, coordinating with multiple specialists as needed, including an oral surgeon or periodontist placing the implant and dental lab technicians creating the dental crown or custom appliance.
What conditions can you treat with dental implants?
Single Tooth Implants: for a single missing tooth, a dental implant can be placed to restore natural function and aesthetics.
Implant-Supported Bridge: when one or more consecutive teeth are missing, an implant-supported dental bridge can provide the most stable restoration without needing to degrade existing healthy teeth to support an appliance.
Implant Dentures: also known as All On Four®, an implant-supported denture means that your new smile will stay put- no slippage, no daily adhesives, and a natural-looking new smile.
What is involved in the dental implant procedure? This is a mult-phased treatment.
Phase one—once the surgeon places the implant, it must rest for a minimum of four months before restorative treatment to allow for proper bone integration.
Phase two and three—Dr. Bloom places a temporary crown (we call it a provisional) on implant. In this critical phase, Dr Bloom is testing if the implant crown is in harmony with your bite. Once we’ve got your bite right, he’ll move to Phase three-DR. Bloom replaces your provisional crown or bridge with the permanent crown or bridge, and check your biting plane and biting forces to ensure all is in harmony, then he’ll go to completion.
These phases are mission critical to the long term success of your implant, yet very different than standard practice. Dr Bloom is in the small percentage of dentists who consider the provisional stage critical. He uses a custom abutment, a fancy term for a small cover aroud the implant. Your new crown fits over this cover, accomplishing two important tasks. One—if the surgeon hasn’t placed the implant in the ideal position, this cover corrects this issue. Unlike a natural tooth, a tooth with a dental implant has zero flex and cannot withstand excessive forces. So, in the provisional phase, he’ll assess how many pounds of pressure and torquing forces you exert when you bite down. Second—the cover (custom abutment) protects the implant from cement from seeping around the implant, that causes inflammation, and implant failure. With these metrics, he’ll choose the best material to use for your new implant crown and/or bridge so that you’re assured optimal results in aesthetics and function.
We only work with dental lab professionals who abide by Dr. Bloom’s exacting standards, they must use articulators for bite simulation and custom abutments for implants.
We only work with Nucraft Dental Arts and Niche Dental Studio—world class ceramists known for their stunning custom work.