Standard-Platform Dental Implants

BioHorizons - Platform Switching Traditional Implants

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Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. While these are all serious issues, tooth loss can also lead to bone loss.

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and becomes brittle from lack of exercise. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

benefits of dental implants:

•   replaces missing teeth
•   maintains bone*
•   maintains your youthful appearance
•   restores your natural smile

About dental implants

Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They are secured into the bone to provide long term support for crowns and dentures.

BioHorizons dental implants are treated with our proprietary Laser-Lok technology. This helps your smile remain beautiful over time.  BioHorizons' implants are lightweight, strong, biocompatible and made from titanium, the most widely used material in implant dentistry. Restore and maintain your natural smile with individual dental implants, implant-supported fixed bridges, or implant-supported dentures.

What to expect

Your dental professional will take x-rays and create a model of your existing teeth to determine implant position. Occasionally, a bone graft or gum tissue graft will be needed to create an adequate site for the dental implants.

Implant placement

Dental implants are placed into the bone in a relatively pain-free procedure. The bone and gums will be given time to heal before an abutment and crown are attached. In most cases, you can receive a temporary crown the same day the implant is placed.

Crown placement

Your final crown will be placed to restore your natural smile. 

Tapered Internal Plus Dental Implant System

The Tapered Plus dental implant system offers all the great benefits of BioHorizons highly successful Tapered Internal system PLUS it features a Laser-Lok treated beveled-collar for bone and soft tissue attachment and platform switching designed for increased soft tissue volume. Tapered Internal dental implants provide excellent primary stability, maximum bone maintenance and soft tissue attachment for optimal esthetics. The Tapered Internal implant achieves these benefits from its anatomically tapered dental implant body, aggressive buttress threads and advanced Laser-Lok surface technology. The deep 1.5mm internal hex connection with a lead-in tapered bevel create a rigid connection and a stable biologic seal.

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In the video above, Hoffman Dental would not use the elastomeric impression material, tray, or the dental laboratory.  We use CEREC, so all this would be done with a virtual scanner, no goop, and would be completed on the same visit, usually within 45-min. There would be no 2nd Restorative Visit, it would all be completed on the single Restorative Visit.