Dental implants are the most ideal artificial tooth replacements. Implants are often chosen, as they are one of the most ideal tooth replacements to achieve the patient’s desired cosmetic, functional and long-term result.
Single Tooth Replacement
Anterior (front) Replacement
Posterior (back) Replacement
Full Upper Replacement
The Implant treatment process begins with a consultation. At this time your doctor will discuss your specific medical history, how many implants, your bone quantity and quality and any medication you may be on. They will then discuss the options available to you and recommend a treatment plan that best fits your needs.
Consult & Mock Smile
Dr. Ridley takes time to discuss your overall cosmetic goals and evaluates your smile and teeth to determine your ideal treatment. Once you and her agree on a goal, impressions and photos are taken so that Dr. Ridley can personally design a smile fit to your specific face and mouth. She artistically waxes up ideal teeth shape, form, and contour from your models. She is then able to bring you in and you will be able to try on your "mock smile" to determine how you will like the final results. This temporary smile allows Dr. Ridley and the patient to communicate changes and expectations.
Dr. Ridley then minimally shapes and removes only necessary tooth structure to allow enough room for the correct color and contour of the final porcelain material. Then your teeth are temporized with the same mock up template from Dr. Ridley's wax up. After wearing the temporary smile for about a week, you return to provide feedback on the look and fit of their veneers. Using this feedback, Dr Ridley will make a new mold before sending everything to a Master Ceramist.
Seat & Final Appointment
Temporary smiles will be removed and Dr. Ridley fits your permanent veneers. You will return one or two days after this fitting to ensure things feel good and that your bite is correct.