the first step to replace missing teeth
Before your general dentist can create your restoration, you will need a solid, strong platform to permanently attach it to. Whether you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth, dental implants can restore your smile and your confidence. Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces missing tooth roots with metal screw-like posts that are positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line. Dr. Allen is a certified specialist when it comes to dental implants, and he’ll always ensure that your replacement tooth roots are strong and long-lasting. At Allen Oral Surgery & Implant Center, you can trust our team to take great care of you whether you need a single-tooth implant or you are preparing for a complex smile restoration.
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Specializing in Implant Placements
It is our goal to ensure the implants we place last a lifetime by creating a solid support for your new teeth. This process requires bone to heal tightly around your implant, and because healing requires time, the process can take many months. Dr. Allen and our team work with you every step of the way throughout your treatment and healing to ensure your experience is exceptional. Dr. Allen has been performing dental implant placements for years, and he is an expert oral surgeon in Bowling Green. He will always make sure you are well-informed and comfortable throughout the entire process.
Fill in Gaps and Strengthen Bone
single tooth implants
Single tooth dental implants are the most common type of implant. During this procedure, Dr. Allen will surgically insert a small, titanium post into your gum and jaw. Once it heals, this post will act as an artificial tooth root. This ensures that your teeth don’t shift and you don’t suffer from bone loss, which are two common side effects of untreated missing teeth. Once your healing process is complete, your general dentist will create a porcelain dental crown and attach it directly to your implant to imitate the appearance of a natural tooth. With single tooth implants, you will smile more confidently and protect your dental health.
Avoid Uncomfortable Dentures
Full Arch Restorations
Full arch restorations are used to treat the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth. Whether your teeth are missing due to an injury or gum disease, full arch dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking way to restore your smile. Placing implants for full arch restorations involve the surgical insertion of 4-6 dental implants that are used to support a set of permanent replacement teeth and provide a secure hold, natural appearance, and increased comfort.
Dental Implants In A Day
Traditional implants require at least two appointments and the entire process may take around 3 to 6 months, depending on your oral health and how fast you heal. In contrast, “mini implants” can be placed in just one appointment. Typically, only local anesthesia is required for the procedure, though sedation can be used to provide maximum comfort. This means that you can restore your dental health and your smile in just a single visit. If you’d like to learn more about mini implants and see whether you are a candidate for the procedure, schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen at (270) 842-0166.
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Schedule Your Implant Consultation
If you are in need of one or multiple dental implants in Bowling Green, we offer multiple options and individualized care at Allen Oral Surgery and Implant Center. During your consultation, Dr. Allen will assess your smile to determine whether your bone is adequate and healthy enough to undergo implant treatment. If not, alveoloplasty may be an option to prepare your mouth and enable your gum and jaw to provide proper support for dental implants. To get started, give us a call at (270) 842-0166, or stop by our office at 1716 Ashley Circle, Bowling Green, KY 42104 if you’re in the area.