Implants in the Aesthetic Zone Fort Wayne, IN
Dr. Lugakingira Talks About Implants in the Aesthetic Zone
Losing a tooth can have serious consequences, but when a tooth in the aesthetic “smile” zone is lost, it can have a devastating impact on both your self-esteem and your quality of life. The high visibility of this region makes replacing these teeth more complicated, and requires the skill and expertise of a highly trained surgeon to place an implant with extreme precision. Drs. Mulokozi Lugakingira and Franklin Awah are experienced oral surgeons with exceptional skills in dental implant placement that provides lasting cosmetic results and a natural looking smile.
Dental Implant Benefits
While a fixed bridge or a removable partial denture offers an adequate solution for missing teeth, they do not provide healthy support to the jaw bone, which will begin to deteriorate from lack of stimulation. Since a gap remains in the jaw bone, adjacent teeth will begin to shift, causing additional gaps between teeth and compromise the health of your teeth and gums as a whole. A dental implant not only looks like a natural tooth, but fully functions like one as well. Titanium posts are inserted into the missing tooth location and mimic a natural tooth root, stimulating the jaw bone. A dental crown is shaped and colored to match surrounding teeth and attached to the implant. When placing a dental implant in the aesthetic zone, all this and more must be taken into consideration.
Placement in the Aesthetic Zone
Dental implants that replace the front teeth require more precise and complicated treatment planning. Even a slight error on the doctor’s part can lead to an improper placement and the risk for an implant being visible through the gums or the crown not aligning properly. The predictability of proper implant placement relies on many factors, including your smile line, the tooth position, the condition of your jaw bone and gums, and even the position of the adjacent tooth roots. This requires very high levels of detailed planning before any surgery even begins.
We provide customized, technology-backed treatment planning to ensure your dental implants are properly placed for the highest level of function and cosmetic appeal. From your initial consultation to your post-operative follow-up appointment, we communicate honestly and openly about each step of the process, so you feel comfortable throughout treatment. Our doctors are highly skilled in soft and hard tissue management to provide excellent aesthetic outcomes and utilize Cone Beam CT technology and guided implant surgery for the most predictable and precise placement of your implant. With this expertise and advanced technology, room for error is virtually eliminated and ensures exceptional, natural-looking results.