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Types of Dental Implants Ashland KY


Smiling woman laying on dental chair, holding a mirror to her new dental implants at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery in Ashland, KYDental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry, offering a reliable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth.

With advancements in technology and techniques, various types of dental implants have emerged to cater to different patient needs and preferences.

From single tooth replacements to full mouth reconstructions, each type serves a specific purpose and offers unique advantages.

In Ashland KY, our dentists at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery are proud to be able to offer a variety of types of dental implants to cater to all types of needs when it comes to replacing missing teeth.

all on 4


The All on 4 Treatment Concept has gained popularity for its ability to provide a complete set of teeth with just four implants per arch.

This innovative approach utilizes strategically placed dental implants to support a full arch prosthesis, typically consisting of a fixed bridge or denture.

Unlike traditional dental implants that require a higher number of implants and longer healing times, the All on 4 offers a quicker and more efficient solution for edentulous patients or those with severely compromised dentition.

The key advantage of the All on 4 Treatment Concept lies in its ability to provide immediate function and aesthetic restoration.

Patients can leave the dental office with a fully functional set of teeth on the same day as implant placement, significantly improving their quality of life and confidence.

Additionally, All on 4 implants often eliminate the need for bone grafting procedures, making them a suitable option for individuals with insufficient bone volume.

full mouth reconstruction


Full mouth reconstruction involves restoring an entire arch or both arches of teeth using dental implants.

This comprehensive approach is designed to address various dental issues, including extensive tooth loss, severe decay, gum disease, and bite alignment problems.

Full mouth reconstruction typically combines different types of dental implants, along with additional procedures such as bone grafting, sinus lifts, and gum tissue grafts, to achieve optimal results.

The primary goal of full mouth reconstruction is to rebuild the entire dental structure, restoring function, aesthetics, and oral health.

This may involve replacing missing teeth with dental implants, repairing damaged teeth with crowns or bridges, and addressing underlying oral health issues.

Full mouth reconstruction can significantly enhance a patient's ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably while improving overall facial appearance and self-confidence.

implant-supported dentures


Implant-supported dentures offer a stable and secure alternative to traditional removable dentures.

These dentures are anchored in place by dental implants, providing a more reliable and comfortable fit.

Implant-supported dentures can be either removable or fixed, depending on the patient's preferences and specific dental needs.

One of the main advantages of implant-supported dentures is their ability to prevent bone loss and preserve jawbone integrity.

By stimulating the surrounding bone tissue, dental implants help maintain bone density and prevent the sunken facial appearance commonly associated with traditional dentures.

Additionally, implant-supported dentures offer improved stability and chewing efficiency, allowing patients to enjoy a wider range of foods without discomfort or limitations.

A 3D rendering of a dental implant and post

same day smile


Same day smile, also known as immediate load implants or teeth in a day, refers to the placement of dental implants and prosthetic teeth in a single appointment.

This innovative technique enables patients to receive a new smile in just one day, eliminating the need for multiple visits and temporary restorations.

Same day smile procedures are often used in cases where patients require immediate restoration of function and aesthetics.

Same day smile implants utilize specialized dental implant designs and surgical protocols to support the immediate loading of prosthetic teeth.

While not suitable for all patients or cases, this approach offers numerous benefits, including reduced treatment time, enhanced patient comfort, and immediate restoration of chewing function and speech clarity.

However, careful patient selection and thorough preoperative planning are essential to ensure the success and longevity of same day smile implants.

zygomatic dental implants


Zygomatic dental implants are designed for patients with severe bone loss in the upper jaw, particularly in the posterior region where traditional dental implants may not be viable.

Instead of anchoring into the jawbone, zygomatic implants are anchored into the zygomatic bone (cheekbone), providing a stable foundation for supporting dental prosthetics.

Zygomatic dental implants offer a minimally invasive alternative to bone grafting procedures for patients with insufficient bone volume.

By utilizing the dense zygomatic bone for implant placement, zygomatic implants eliminate the need for complex bone augmentation surgeries, reducing treatment time and potential complications.

This makes them particularly suitable for patients who have been previously told they are not candidates for traditional dental implant procedures due to inadequate bone volume.

3D rendered cross-section view of a dental implant placed in the jaw between two healthy teeth at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery in Ashland, KY

single tooth replacement


Single tooth replacement implants are used to replace individual missing teeth, providing a permanent and natural-looking solution.

Unlike traditional bridges, which require adjacent teeth to be shaved down for support, single tooth implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for stability.

Instead, they are anchored directly into the jawbone, mimicking the structure and function of natural teeth.

One of the key advantages of single tooth implants is their ability to preserve adjacent healthy teeth.

By avoiding the need to alter neighboring teeth, single tooth implants help maintain the integrity of the remaining dentition and reduce the risk of future dental problems.

Additionally, single tooth implants offer improved aesthetics, function, and longevity compared to traditional tooth replacement options, making them an ideal choice for patients seeking a permanent and hassle-free solution.

Dental Implants at Mountain State


The wide range of dental implant options available today offers tailored solutions for patients with varying degrees of tooth loss and oral health needs.

Whether it's replacing a single tooth or undergoing a full mouth reconstruction, dental implants provide a reliable and long-lasting solution for restoring function, aesthetics, and confidence.

By understanding the different types of dental implants and their respective benefits, patients can make informed decisions about their oral health and achieve optimal outcomes.


Dental Implant Services in Ashland KY


Contact Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery 304-343-5161 today to schedule your dental implant consultation!

Our Ashland office is proud to offer other restorative services, including tooth extraction and wisdom tooth removal!

Ashland Office

2301 Lexington Ave, Suite 120
Ashland, KY 41101

Beckley Office

150 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV 25801

Charleston Office

869 Oakwood Rd
Charleston, WV 25314

Huntington Office

3135 16th Street Road, Suite 20
Huntington, WV 25701

Hurricane Office

100 Prestige Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

Kanawha City Office

4307 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Parkersburg Office

417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 103
Parkersburg, WV 26105

Princeton Office

220 Locust Street
Princeton,WV 24740

Vinton Office

895 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179


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