Have missing teeth been affecting your lifestyle from the way you smile to the foods you can eat? If so, the Dental Arts Studio of Cape Cod offers the gold standard solution to missing teeth—lifelike and permanent dental implants. Implants mimic the appearance and function of real teeth and never need to be removed. In fact, most people will never know you were missing a tooth in the first place, and with proper care, you can expect dental implants to last you the rest of your life! We can use dental implants to replace individual and multiple missing teeth, as well as creating implant supported dentures for a more secure solution for those with total tooth loss.
At the Dental Arts Studio of Cape Cod, we offer full-service dental implant treatments in Chatham and Orleans, from expert placement to beautiful restoration in one convenient location. Dr. Nadia Pokrovskaya has extensive training from her oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Lackland Air Force Base, which has given her the skills to perform this surgery with optimal results. This residency also trained Dr. Pokrovskaya on the administration of soothing IV sedation. Our practice also offers all the services you may need prior to having your dental implant placed, like tooth extractions or bone grafting. This means you won’t have to visit other doctors when replacing your missing teeth—we can do it all!
Dental Implants Restore Your Lifestyle
Our Dental Implant Process
Planning And Preparation
When beginning the dental implant process, we always have an in-depth consultation with you in order to discover your wants, needs, and smile goals. We will then evaluate your mouth and identify the number of implants you may need using a cone beam CT scanner and performing any tooth extractions necessary for failing teeth. If you have had missing teeth for some time, you may have lost bone volume in your jaw. Having proper levels of jaw bone is essential for implants as the sole purpose of that jaw bone is to securely hold the teeth or implants in place. In order to restore lost bone, we can perform bone graft procedures. This involves adding a bone material to affected areas that, once healed and fused to existing bone, will give you the proper bone levels to support a new dental implant.
Surgery And Restoration
For those needing multiple dental implants or who have extreme dental fear, Dr. Pokrovskaya may administer IV sedation during the surgery to put you in a relaxed state. We will then place a biocompatible post into pre-planned areas of your jaw to replace missing teeth. This implant post acts as a tooth root, stimulating the jaw bone for continued growth and support as well as firmly anchoring the new tooth into your mouth. In some instances, we are able to place a temporary crown on your implant that very day so you never go any time without a tooth. After allowing your implant to heal for a few months, we will finalize the treatment with a permanent, natural-looking dental crown. Once this final crown is placed, you will be able to use your mouth naturally and enjoy a healthy, complete smile again.
The Most Natural Solution To Missing Teeth
A dental implant is simply the best solution for permanently replacing missing teeth. Not only does the implant provide you natural looking esthetics to your smile, but it functions just like a healthy normal tooth would. Just like a real tooth, you will need to brush and floss your dental implants in order to keep the gums and area surrounding the implant healthy. However, you won’t ever get a cavity in your new implants! With proper care of your implants and routine visits to our office for checkups, you can expect your implant to last you the rest of your life!