Dental Implants


Ceramic Dental Implants


Ceramic implants are a much healthier option for anyone needing implants, but wanting to keep their mouths free of metal. Unlike titanium implants, ceramic ones don’t attract bacteria into the gums, have a much lower risk for gum tissue disease, and don’t conduct metal or heat energy. Dr. Coats is a Preferred Provider for Z-Systems ceramic dental implants.


Guided Implant Placement


Guided dental implant placement

At TMJ Plus Wellness Center, we plan your procedure in advance, using a customized 3-D implant surgical guide. This helps ensure that we avoid any anatomical issues and that we place the implant perfectly within the parameters of the bone, in good relationship to the gums, adjacent roots, nerve anatomy, and sinuses.

During your procedure, we use the 3-D surgical model of your gums and bone tissue to achieve precise placement of the implant. Following your procedure, we will allow time for the bone and implant to heal before placing a crown on the top.


Single Tooth Dental Implants


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Dental implants replace tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth and can aid in the prevention of bone loss in the jaw.


Implant Supported Bridges


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An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for a patient’s natural teeth.


Implant Supported Dentures


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For patients who are missing many or all of their teeth, implant supported dentures may be an alternative to traditional dentures. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. In order to replace a full arch denture, a minimum of four implants is generally recommended. Eligibility for this solution is dependent upon a number of factors, with jaw bone density being one of the most significant determining factors.

Traditional dentures rely on an acrylic base that sits directly on the gums, held in place by a paste or adhesive. Using implants as supports for dentures allows for a smaller and more comfortable base and less shifting of the prosthesis during use.

Implants can support both full and partial dentures as well as both fixed and removable dentures.  If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning at night.


Full Arch with Only Four Implants


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This procedure is a unique implant solution that allows patients with a completely edentulous (toothless) upper or lower arch to replace all of the teeth in that arch using only four implants as anchors.


The Benefits & Importance of Dental Implants

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