Implant Tooth Replacements in Bloomington
Tooth replacement used to mean that the dentist only restored those parts of teeth visible when patients smiled. Dental implant-retained tooth replacement offers complete tooth restoration, both roots and crown, for a more natural looking and feeling replacement option. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or a full row of teeth, our team can use dental implants to provide improved stability to your tooth replacement option. Call us to schedule your dental implant consultation at our Bloomington, IN office. We also treat patients from surrounding communities including Martinsville and Ellettsville.
Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges
The first phase of the implant process is the surgical placement of dental implant posts below the gum line. Dr. Martin T. Barco partners with local specialists to perform this part of the treatment process. After the implant posts are placed, patients will wait several months for the posts to form a natural bond with the gums and supportive bone tissue. Once this occurs, you’ll come back to Barco Family Dentistry where we will attach your replacement tooth or teeth. Patients who have lost one to four consecutive teeth can restore their smiles with crowns or bridges supported by one or two implant posts as necessary.
Those with more advanced tooth loss may want to considered an implant-retained prosthetic. Traditional partials and full dentures are used to replace several teeth or a full arch, and they rely on metal clasps or suction to support the replacement teeth. Implant-retained dentures are crafted in the same way, but they are held in place by a number of dental implant posts, offering a more natural feeling dental restoration solution. In most cases, we’re able to support the entire partial or full dentures with four to six implant posts.
All-On-4 Implant Retained Dentures
For patients who are missing an entire row of teeth along the top or bottom arch, Barco Family Dentistry offers All-On-4 implant retained dentures in Bloomington. As the name implies, these dentures are held in place by four strategically positioned dental implants. The result is a natural looking smile with dentures that offer the security of a firm foundation in your jawbone.
Your Bloomington implant dentist uses the ATLANTIS Conus concept, which is a removable prosthesis that offers the comfort of a fixed restoration. This system is easy to clean, provides optimal chewing ability as well as a keener sense of taste because of the open palate option and better speaking ability, as well. And these implant-retained dentures eliminate common denture wearing problems such as pressure pain, poorly fitting dentures due to gum and bone atrophy, and the need to reline dentures.