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Periodontal Treatment

Infections around your teeth

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

Upper level infection

An upper level infection would occur in the pockets around your teeth. Removing this infection can be done under local anesthesia and is quite different from the routine dental cleaning or “deep cleaning” that is traditionally done in our office.

Lower level infection

If your infection has spread into the bone that supports your teeth, and is below the level that can be reached in “upper level infection removal,” then a surgical procedure must be performed to retract the gums and remove the lower level infection.

Bone grafting

In some cases, severe periodontal infection dissolves parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal disease, which halts the bone loss. Then,Dr. Bateman repairs the damage that has occurred. In many cases, various bone grafting techniques can be used to re-grow some of the lost jawbone.

Implants

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

3D Imaging

NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360‎° images (each angle for a total of 360‎° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.

Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

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IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous IV sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together. For young children or patients that don’t do well with anything less than general anesthesia, a board certified anesthesiologist will provide the anesthesia and Dr. Bateman will provide the dental work.

The more relaxed a patient is during their dental visit, the more comfortable and successful their dental experience will be. Don’t let fear keep you from having a healthy, beautiful smile.

There are four ways that Dr. Bateman administers sedation medication:

IV Sedation

IV Sedation during dental workThis method of sedation safely puts you into a tranquil state of mind, meaning you will feel removed from what is actually going on and have virtually no memory of your treatment once it’s finished. Dr. Bateman is authorized by the State Dental Board to administer deep IV sedation.

IV Sedation:

  • Works well for moderate to high anxiety
  • Helps remove memory of any pain or discomfort
  • Has a rapid onset
  • Is effective for most patients
  • Is safe and easy to monitor

Oral Sedation

Oral Conscious Sedation has a sedative effect and also some degree of amnesic effect for most people. Patients remember little or nothing about their dental appointment.

Oral Sedation:

  • Works well for mild to moderate anxiety
  • Helps remove memory of any pain or discomfort
  • Is easy to administer: just swallow a small pill!
  • Is effective for most patients
  • Is safe and easy to monitor
  • Is low cost

Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen

Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen, also known as laughing gas, is simply a gas which you can breathe in. It has no color, and doesn’t irritate.

Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen:

  • Works well for mild to moderate anxiety
  • Prevents feeling any pain or discomfort
  • Results in an euphoric feeling
  • Has a rapid onset
  • Has a fast recovery time
  • Has very few side effects

The great thing about Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen is that you can drive yourself to and from your dental appointment, and return to normal activities immediately.

Oral and nitrous oxide combination

Also combining the effects of oral sedation drugs along with nitrous oxide gas can work for those who are at a moderate to high anxiety level. When using only one of these agents alone does not achieve the desired level of sedation, then this combination may work.

Implants

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

3D Imaging

NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360‎° images (each angle for a total of 360‎° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.

Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

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Extractions

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

When should wisdom teeth be removed?

The following symptoms may indicate that the wisdom teeth have erupted and surfaced, and should be removed before they become impacted. Symptoms may include:

  • Pain
  • Infection in the mouth
  • Facial swelling
  • Swelling of the gum line in the back of the mouth

What is involved in the extraction procedure?

The wisdom tooth extraction surgery will be done by Dr. Bateman in the comfort of his dental office. Before beginning the procedure, the doctor will give the patient the appropriate sedative.

The procedure involves removing the gum tissue that lays over the tooth, gently detaching the connective tissue between the tooth and the bone, removing the tooth and suturing the opening in the gum line.

Each patient’s mouth is different and therefore the guidelines for how to care for their mouth after surgery may vary. Dr. Bateman will explain to you what to expect in your specific case.

Implants

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

3D Imaging

NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360‎° images (each angle for a total of 360‎° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.

Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

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Crowns and Bridges

Crowns

Crown on a tooth

Crowns – or “caps,” as they are sometimes called – are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Crowns are sometimes used to strengthen teeth that are compromised due to fracture lines, cracks or large fillings. Aside from alleviating and preventing future pain, they can also restore beauty to your mouth.

Bridges

Crowns and BridgesA dental bridge is an appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. These appliances are cemented into place and cannot be removed by the patient. There are several different types of dental bridges. Dr. Bateman will recommend the most appropriate one for your mouth condition and the location of the missing tooth or teeth.

Implants

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

3D Imaging

NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360‎° images (each angle for a total of 360‎° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.

Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

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Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, Dr. Bateman will clean out the infected pulp tissue and fill the canals to eliminate infection.

Repairing with a root canalA tooth is made up of three main structures:

  1. The hard outer covering of ENAMEL
  2. The underlying layer of DENTIN
  3. A soft tissue called the PULP that includes the blood supply and the nerve of the tooth, which is housed in the hollow root canal space.

Implants

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

3D Imaging

NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360‎° images (each angle for a total of 360‎° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.

Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

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3D Imaging

Images provide insight

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a compact, faster and safer version of the regular CT. Through the use of a cone shaped X-Ray beam, the size of the scanner, radiation dosage and time needed for scanning are all dramatically reduced.

The time needed for a full scan is typically under one minute and the radiation dosage is up to a hundred times less than that of a regular CT scanner.

We use an advanced dental imaging system to produce high quality three-dimensional (3D) images that assist us in providing quality dental care. These scans provide high-definition 3D images of patients’ jaws and teeth. As a result, we get valuable information to help diagnose and solve your dental concerns. This is useful in the evaluation and placement of implants, bone pathology, as well as to plan for wisdom teeth extractions.

How Does It Work?

The 3D ConeBeam Imaging system is basically a digital x-ray scanner mounted on a rotating arm. (Like a digital camera, it uses digital technology to record images instead of old-fashioned film.) It’s called “ConeBeam” because the scanner projects x-rays in a carefully controlled, cone-shaped beam.

You simply sit in a chair while the scanner moves in one complete circle around your head, gathering all the scan data needed. There’s no special preparation necessary.

Your specialists can then call up whatever views they need on a computer monitor: 2D, 3D, “panoramic” views of your entire mouth, even sequences like pages in a book. They can view your images from any angle and in different magnifications, to see the relationships between bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissues; to plan or evaluate your treatment.

And while 3D ConeBeam Imaging produces the same kind of high-quality images as a CT (CAT) scan, it does so with less radiation.

3D ConeBeam Imaging

How Is It Different from Ordinary Dental X-rays?

Typical dental x-rays just focus on your teeth, and for each x-ray picture, you need one exposure. So it would take many exposures to even begin to compare to a single 3D ConeBeam scan. But 3D ConeBeam Imaging shows much more than simple “flat” x-rays. This new technology provides more complete visual information to study your case from every angle. Best of all, the original scan data can be duplicated anytime, to provide different specialists with images if needed later. And, there’s no film to get lost.

Why Do I Need It?

Whether you’re just beginning treatment or evaluating the results, 3D ConeBeam x-ray images give your doctors more of the high quality, detailed visual information they want for diagnosis and planning. More complete information is a vital key to improved patient care. And for you, it can mean more confidence and satisfaction in your treatment.

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  • No pre-scan preparation required
  • Quick, simple, completely painless
  • A virtually infinite number of views from just one 10-second scan
  • Lower radiation dose than conventional CT scans
  • Gives you the confidence that your doctor has advanced, precise information to plan and monitor your treatment

What Mouth Conditions Might Require a Dental Implant?

If you are missing a tooth or teeth, or even parts of your jaw, these could be replaced with dental implants. First, there are a few very important factors that must be considered.

Experiments and practical experience have shown that implants work best when there is enough dense, healthy jawbone in a mouth that will support an implant.

Healthy, disease-free gum tissues are also necessary. The long-term success of a dental implant depends upon keeping the gums and bone around the implant healthy. People who have implants must keep them clean and should return regularly to their dentist for checkups, because any problems that might threaten the health of the implant must be corrected.

How Long Will Implants Last?

With advances in the science of implant dentistry, you can now expect that most dental implants will function indefinitely. However, like any dental restoration, the teeth may wear or break and need to be repaired or replaced.

What Is the Typical Course of Implant Treatment?

On the following pages, a description is given of how implants are placed in the mouth. The type of implant shown is the endosseous implant, because it is the most common and probably the most successful type of implant used today. Treatment for your individual situation may vary, and your dentist will discuss this with you.

Implants

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

3D Imaging

NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360‎° images (each angle for a total of 360‎° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.

Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

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Implants

Restoring function and beauty

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

Aesthetically pleasing replacement teeth not only look, but feel and function like natural teeth. Single-tooth implants or a series of teeth implants help to:

  • Promote “denture self-confidence,” as speech and appearance are often improved
  • Reduce movement of dentures
  • Facilitate proper chewing
  • Provide support for removable dentures or fixed bridge work

Dr. Bateman takes your specific needs into consideration and determines the best treatment options for each patient considering dental implants.

The parts of a dental implant

 

Implant alongside real teeth A small titanium screw is inserted into your jawbone. Titanium is a metal accepted by the body and heals together with the bone tissue to form a new, stable tooth root.

implant003 An abutment is a ceramic or titanium component that ensures a secure fit between the dental implant and the crown.

implant004 Once the dental implant and the abutment are in place, Dr. Bateman fits the crown, the bridge or the prosthesis.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made out of titanium that can be placed into your jawbone to replace damaged or missing teeth. There is no question that dental implants provide the highest standard of care when replacing a single tooth or restoring the entire mouth of teeth. Single implants are a great alternative to tooth supported fixed bridges because you do away with the need to cut down the neighboring teeth. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.

Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Dental implant surgery can also offer a welcome alternative to ill-fitting dentures or bridgework.

Dental Implants are an alternative to a dental bridge or partial dentures.

Traditionally in the past when you have missing teeth, a dental bridge, and or removable dentures have been presented as the standard of care to replacing the missing dentition. Dental implants are not only an alternative to bridges and dentures, they are the new standard of care today while bridges and partial dentures are the less desired alternative.

Dental implants as an alternative to a dentel bridge

A conventional bridge is a quick way to replace a missing tooth, but involves grinding down healthy adjacent teeth to support the bridge. This can lead to that tooth being injured to the point of needing a root canal. Bridges are also difficult to clean around which can lead to dental decay around the teeth the bridge is attached.

Partial dentures can replace missing teeth, but have some risks. One risk is the stress they put on the teeth they rest. This can lead to breakdown and eventual loss of these teeth.

Full dentures are a solution for having no teeth, but when the dentures rest on the bony ridge they cause the bone to reabsorb and eventually they get loose. Eventually bone will be lost and there will not be enough bone for the dentures to rest, so the dentures will be loose all of the time.

Bone loss

implants

Replacing one tooth

Step 1
Replacing one tooth
The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.

Step 2
Installing an implant
The dental implant is installed in the jawbone. No healthy teeth are affected or damaged. With other replacement solutions, adjacent teeth might need to be ground down to support a bridge.

Step 3
Installing an abutment
The abutment is attached to the dental implant. A crown is then placed on the abutment, fitting perfectly at the edge of the gum.

Step 4
Complete with crown
The new tooth is now complete and it is virtually impossible to see the difference between the existing teeth and the new tooth.

Replacing several teeth

Step 1
Replacing several teeth
Some people loose teeth in the back of the mouth. This is typically caused by gum infection (periodontitis) or by teeth cracking due to previous fillings.

Step 2
Multiple dental implants
Between two and four dental implants are installed for a dental implant bridge. This solution does not affect your own teeth. The bridge will function for many years, regardless of the condition of your existing teeth.

Step 3
Multiple abutments
Abutments are attached to the dental implants. The next step is to fit a bridge; the new set of teeth is placed on the abutments.

Step 4
The dental implant bridge is now in place and can withstand the strong chewing forces that occur in the back of the mouth. It feels and functions like natural teeth.

Replacing all teeth

Step 1
Replacing all teeth
If you have lost all your teeth in one or both jaws, you can choose a permanently anchored dental implant bridge or a removable prosthesis that is connected to two or more dental implants. This is called an overdenture. This type of overdenture remains in place more firmly than a conventional removable prosthesis. For the most natural looking solution, the permanently anchored dental implant bridge is the answer when the prerequisites are met.

Step 2
Anchoring with a dental implant bridge
For a permanently anchored dental implant bridge, several dental implants are installed to form a good foundation. Because the dental implants are anchored in the jawbone, they stimulate the bone tissue and help to maintain healthy bone levels and facial structures.

Overdenture
An overdenture involves installing two or more dental implants that will be used as a secure foundation to attach the prosthesis.

Step 3
Abutments attached to dental implants and bridge
The abutments are attached to the dental implants and the bridge is fitted in place. All dental work is performed according to your prerequisites and wishes.

Dental implants Salem OR
For the overdenture, either ball abutments or a small bar between the abutments are used. The prosthesis is fitted with corresponding devices underneath.

Step 4
Dental implant bridge
The dental implant bridge, or the overdenture, is now in place. It looks and functions like normal teeth. You can now eat whatever you like and laugh without having to worry about the prosthesis falling out.

Six reasons why you should consider implants instead of other solutions

  1. They look, feel and function like your natural teeth
  2. Healthy teeth do not need to be ground down to support the dental implants
  3. Anchoring dental implants in the jawbone stimulates bone tissue and gums, ensuring an attractive, aesthetic result while helping to maintain facial structures
  4. Dental implants do not require any adhesives to hold the new teeth in place
  5. They eliminate the discomfort and insecurity of loose, ill-fitting dentures
  6. You have a secure, permanent tooth replacement

Implants

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

3D Imaging

NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360‎° images (each angle for a total of 360‎° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.

Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

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