Rankin and Mingle Dentistry
Looking for Dental Implants? A long-lasting choice, implant-supported dentistry brings you as close to growing new teeth as possible. Expertly placed in the same bone that once supported teeth, you’ll enjoy the strength and function of a natural tooth. Modern porcelains produce a result so life-like, you may forget they aren’t your natural teeth. Dentures can also be attached to implants when more than one missing tooth needs to be replaced. The stability and sense of confidence you develop with implants will leave you smiling.
Dr. Rankin and Dr. Mingle use the latest technology to collect all the data necessary to help plan your restorative case. Digital x-rays, 3D mapping, models, and photographs prove valuable. Dr. Rankin and Dr. Mingle use highly regarded specialists to bring all components of your case together. But at all times, they serve as the quarterbacks of the entire plan.
Many patients find the procedure of implant placement easier than they anticipated. Various types of sedation may fit your comfort level best, so feel free to discuss them with Dr. Rankin and Dr. Mingle. Modern dental anesthetic numbs the site, and experienced hands carefully place the implant. A tiny guide hole provides a path for threading a small implant cylinder into place. The sterile piece is inserted into an exact location, and a smooth cover, or healing cap, protects the implant during the healing period.
In some cases, a temporary or permanent crown may be inserted at the time of surgery. Cases involving multiple implants often proceed the same way so that you can smile confidently immediately.
Implants can’t withstand normal bite forces until the bone has integrated fully into the implant body. Dr. Rankin and Dr. Mingle will help you decide what will work best during the initial healing period, ensuring you’re able to function while protecting your implants. This period usually lasts 3-6 months as the bone grows around the implant. Most patients experience minimal discomfort after placement, especially compared to an extraction.
A carefully developed treatment plan which includes an implant placement, sets a solid foundation for an array of restorative options.
After the healing period, crowns or bridges will be custom-made and attached to the implants with small screws or dental cement. The customization of your case from initial planning to final placement that makes all the difference. This allows a full range of services to be considered, from the replacement of one tooth to restoration of the entire mouth. Regardless of your situation, there’s a solution for you.