Experienced Implant Dentists
At Battle Ground Dental, Dr. Jeff Kockritz DDS and Dr. Spencer Woodbury DDS have provided over 20+ years of top quality dental care, including dental implants to many patients in the Battle Ground area. Their level of training, knowledge, and hands on experience, qualifies them to provide exceptional care to all of their patients. They will replace a single tooth or a full mouth of permanent fixed teeth.
If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Jeff Kockritz and Dr. Spencer Woodbury DDS can provide you solutions with completing a thorough exam to provide you treatment options with a fixed implant or implants. Schedule a complimentary implant consultation today.
Patients can go many years without knowing they have options to replace their missing tooth or teeth with a permanent fixed option. At Battle Ground Dental we strive to give patients back a natural look and feel to their smile. Some of the options may be a single tooth implant or multiple single implants throughout a patient’s mouth depending on location of missing teeth. For patients who are missing multiple teeth side by side, an implant bridge can be provided to minimize the cost of multiple implants. If a patient is missing all of their teeth, a fixed or removable implant denture can be customized for a natural look and feel.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are a great option for patients that have lost or are going to loose a tooth or teeth. Dental Implants provide a solution to a long term permanent fix. With Dental Implants they provide support to maintaining the health of your bone, chewing, and natural appearance. Dental implants can support your dental needs for patients that need a single tooth replace, to multiple teeth, and or secure implant dentures. Below we will walk you through the different options and phase of having your dental implants placed. Our practice offers a free Dental Implant Consultation so please contact us today to schedule at (360) 687-4721 or Reserve Appointment
How do Dental Implants work?
Because implants fuse to the jawbone, they provide stable results for artificial teeth. With the secure dental implant in place you can add a single crown, bridge, or denture to and enjoy the stability of eating, talking, and laughing without loose teeth, bridge, or dentures. Dental implants will give you the confidence you need to live your life.
Single & Multiple Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to replace already missing teeth, or teeth that may need to be removed. A dental implant is designed to provide support, function, and a natural look.
At Battle Ground Dental both Dr. Kockritz and Dr. Woodbury have the expertise to provide you with treatment options that will best fit your dental needs with replacing any missing teeth. Single Dental Implants are just one of the options they may recommend.
What is a Dental Implant Crown?
A dental implant is divided into 3 different sections that will all be attached as one to complete your final implant tooth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in healthy bone. This is the part of the implant that replaces the root structure of a natural tooth. Before placing an implant post into the bone Dr. Woodbury will make sure your bone is healthy to support an implant placement.
An implant abutment is a connector that will build into or attach the top of your dental implant. The attachment with connects the implant with the implant crown to keep it firmly in place.
An implant crown is custom made to your implant abutment to attach to the implant post. The implant crown is the final restoration to completing your new implant tooth. An implant crown looks and feels close to your natural tooth. The implant crown will provide you with the ability to chew, smile, and have confidence in your over all dental health.
What you can expect from start to finish with completing your implant crown.
Phase 1: Placing your implant post
Once your bone is healthy and ready to place your dental implant post. You can expect this to take one appointment to place the implant post into your bone. Once the implant is placed securely into your healthy bone it will take up to 4 – 6 months for the bone to adhere to your dental implant post. Note between the 4 – 6 months of healing you will have follow up appointments to check for the progress of your treatment. These appointments will be short and quick. At these visit the dental assistant will take and updated image x-ray for the dentist to review.
Phase 2: Attaching Implant Crown to Implant
After completing 4 -6 months of healing with your implant post now secure in the bone. It will be time to take the final impressions for making your permanent dental implant crown. At this appointment final impression will be taken to send off to our professional dental lab to have your implant crown custom made to you. This will take about 3 weeks to have made.
Phase 3: Seat Implant Crown
At this phase of your treatment you can expect to have your final implant crown seated permanently into your mouth. You will leave your appointment with a new tooth that feels and functions as a natural tooth.
Dental Implant Bridge
A dental implant bridge provides a way to fill a gap between one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap to be anchoring teeth to attach a false tooth between. This allows you to have less single implant post with utilizing placing 2 implants to support the false teeth in between were you might be missing 1 or more teeth.
What you can expect from start to finish with completing Implant Bridge.
Phase 1: Final impression for implants bridge
Note the implants have already been placed and have healed.
At this visit the dentist will take the final impressions for completing sending off to their dental lab to have custom made to your mouth. You will leave this visit with a provision crown allow you to eat during your wait time of 3 weeks.
Phase 2: Seat Implant Bridge
After about 3 weeks you will complete your final appointment with having your permanent implant bridge to be fitted and seated. You will leave this visit with being able to smile, chew, and laugh & talk as normal.
Implant dentures is a great option for treatment for someone who has traditional dentures that do not fit, or will be losing all of their natural teeth. An implant denture is designed to support an over denture that attaches to single implants through out your mouth. The following are some implant denture options:
4 on 4 Implant Dentures
4 on 4 implant dentures is a very common type of denture that patients have chosen over the years and have found to be a great option to replacing all their missing teeth. With a 4 on 4 Dr. Woodbury & Dr Kockritz will recommend you have 4 single implant post placed strategically throughout your lower jaw. This will provide support to maintaining the health of your bone that is left after having all your teeth removed. The implant post will also provide a way to attach the implant denture to securely hold your denture in place when you eat, speak, and laugh.
What to expect when designing an implant 4 on 4 dentures
Phase 1: Implant Post placed
Once all your teeth have been extracted the next step is placing your dental implant post. When placing the implant titanium post you will find it a very straight forward and comfortable procedure. Dr. Woodbury will make sure you are good and numb in the area of placement. Once your ready he will begin placing your implant. This process can be a well balance time in your appointment.
Phase 2: Implant Denture
Depending on your current needs Dr. Woodbury might provide you a denture to wear through out the phase of your treatment. Once the implants are set and ready to have the denture attached to the implants Dr. Woodbury will complete the final impression.
Phase 3: Seat implant Denture
This is the appointment you have been waiting for. The day everything comes together. You implant denture will not be customized to your implant post, implant attachments to your implant denture. You will now have the choice of leaving in your dentures and removing when you desire.