Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Craig Horton Prosthodontist DIS plate

  • Dr. Horton is comprehensively trained on both the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implant dentistry.
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques are used whenever possible to minimize complications. Advanced technology such as cone beam CT scans and fully guided implant surgical techniques are available.

Dental Implant Crowns and Bridges

Dental implant illustration Fixed bridge implant

  • While Dental implants are the replacement of the root of the tooth, a Crown or Bridge can restore the implant to natural function and esthetics. This tooth functions as close to nature as possible.
  • Dental implants can be used for a single crown or to replace multiple teeth with a bridge.
  • This is a fixed restoration that does not remove from the mouth.

Implant-Assisted Dentures or Partials

Implant overdenture Implant overdenture bar

  • Dental implants are often used for added retention and stability of a Complete or Partial Denture.
  • Attachments or “snaps” allow a denture to be secure without the use of denture adhesive.
  • These restorations require as few as a single dental implant or multiple dental implants to secure a restoration depending on the circumstances of the restoration.
  • Using dental implant assistance, it is possible create an upper complete or partial denture that does not cover the roof of the mouth.
  • This restoration is removable by the patient.

Implant-supported Fixed Dentures (Hybrid Dentures)

Hybrid dentures

  • 4-6 dental implants are used to support this fixed restoration.
  • Often called a Hybrid Denture, this denture is a mixture of a bridge and a denture.
  • It allows for the replacement of multiple teeth and often some of the missing gum tissue.
  • These restorations are not removable by the patient and can be both highly functional and esthetic.
  • This restoration can be made of different materials. It is most commonly fabricated from a milled titanium substructure with acrylic or composite denture teeth. It can, however, also be made with individual porcelain crowns for a more customizable implant solution.