Your Lexington Implant Dentist

“Implants have to be done right the first time, and finding a skilled doctor is the key.”

implantsDental implants are highly successful procedures for patients suffering tooth loss. Whether you are missing one or more of your teeth, dental implants allow our dentists to restore full functionality and give you a beautifully natural smile. Dental implants are true teeth replacements.

Using patented, highly advanced technology, the dental implant process uses a system of small titanium replacement roots bonded to jaw bone to which a replacement tooth is affixed. For the large number of patients who take advantage of these procedures, dental implants have made a tremendous positive difference in their quality of life.

Dental implants involve precise surgical techniques, premium quality components, and uncompromising patient care and deliver success rates that make dental implants the premier standard of tooth replacement procedures. The thousands of patients at who have taken advantage of these procedures have discovered their dental implants gave them all the freedom, functionality and beauty of their natural teeth.

An important benefit available with both single and multiple dental implants is the prevention of bone loss after a tooth has been extracted or lost. Once the dental implant is in place, bone loss is minimized. The lack of bone support from tooth loss has the potential to effect changes in facial features this potential is averted with the use of dental implants.

Additionally, implant-supported crowns outlast crowns on natural teeth due to the natural barrier titanium presents against recurrent decay and the inability of decay to attack porcelain or metal restorative materials.

dental-implants3Teeth implants consist of tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.

Before teeth implants, there were no fixed solutions available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, we can replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and highly aesthetic solution. Dental implants are the most permanent solution to missing teeth and even better, there’s no need to destroy your good, healthy tooth structure.

The benefits of teeth implants go beyond the aesthetics, they can also help prevent bone deterioration and preserve your facial structure. And the professional team at Lex Smiles Dental makes the dental implant process easy. We offer you the latest technology and techniques. We guide you through each step of the implant process, from placing the dental implant to restoring the final tooth.

Tooth Implants

At Lex Smiles Dental, we see every day how tooth implants can transform our patients’ mouths and their lives. As a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants are some of the most innovative solutions in dentistry today. Dental implants can hold a dental crown, bridge or denture just like roots hold your natural teeth in place. The unique root-like shape of the tapered tooth implants we use provide superb stability, make drilling simpler and placing the implant easier. And with dental implants, there is no need to destroy the good, healthy tooth structure, which makes it an ideal solution for most patients seeking an improved cosmetic dental appearance.

At our office, you can experience the benefits of tooth implants immediately with our Teeth in an Hour or Teeth in One Visit technology. In addition to shorter treatment time and minimized pain, you’ll have a remarkably strong, stable tooth that looks just like a natural tooth.

Find out how we can help improve your smile with tooth implants and make the dental implant process easy. We will guide you through each step of the implant process, from placing the dental implant to restoring the final tooth. Tooth implants are just one of the many advanced cosmetic dental techniques that sets us apart.

Multiple-Teeth Implants

Multiple teeth implants are implanted in the same way as individual tooth dental implants, but involve multiple roots placed in the jaw bone with replacement teeth set side-by-side. Teeth implant bridges are a restorative cosmetic dental option that offers the benefit of full functionality, even when several teeth together have been lost. An additional benefit comes from the fact that teeth implants are not dependent upon adjacent teeth for support. Fixed bridges and removable partial dentures require crowns on adjacent teeth to maintain support for replacement teeth.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! Let the experienced, our knowledgeable Doctors help you rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. After all, everyone deserves a perfect smile.

Full Upper or Lower Arch Replacement

As helpful as dentures can be for those suffering from tooth loss, they present plenty of problems of their own. Traditional dentures require a special cleaning regiment, they can be uncomfortable to wear, are prone to slipping, and sometimes even fall out. However, with advances in dental implant technology, we are able to offer better alternatives. As a more stable, permanent alternative to traditional dentures, a full arch replacement can return your smile to its youthful appearance and functionality.

How Dental Implants Revolutionize Dentures

dental-implants5Dental implants consist of small, sturdy metal posts, which are anchored in the bone of your jaw in much the same way a natural tooth root would be. These implants are stable, sturdy, and permanent, providing a reliable base to which a fixed dental bridge or removable over dentures can be fastened. Talk to your doctor to find out if you’re a candidate for Teeth in One Visit.

A fixed bridge is a permanent replacement for an entire arch of teeth anchored to several implants in your upper or lower jaw. Like natural teeth, it will be fixed in place and will allow you a freedom and confidence that dentures can’t provide.


Removable Overdentures

Removable overdentures are held securely in place by a bar and clip, or by one of many other attachments currently available. As the name suggests, they can be taken out to clean as needed.

Advantages of a Full Arch Replacement Using Dental Implants:

When comparing dental implants to traditional dentures, the pros are readily apparent.
Permanence: Dental implants are permanently fixed to your jaw. They do not need to be removed and, with proper care, will last a lifetime.

Stability: Your fixed bridge or implant secured denture will not shift, slide, or fall out in the way that traditional dentures can. It will not need to be glued in place. You will be able to eat, talk, and smile comfortably, just as you could with natural teeth.

Easier eating: Because you don’t have to worry about holding them in place, dental implants allow you to bite and chew more freely, so that you can continue to enjoy the same foods you always have.

Bone health: After tooth loss, the bone that once supported the tooth roots begins to deteriorate. The installation of dental implants helps to halt this process and preserves your healthy bone.

Easy cleaning: While dentures must be regularly removed and cleaned, a fixed bridge remains in your mouth and is easier to maintain, much like natural teeth.

Aesthetics: Dental implants allow your teeth to be replaced with an alternative that looks and feels natural. Your appearance and your confidence will both improve when you can smile without fear.

Immediate Dental Implants

Immediate dental implants are when a tooth has been extracted and a dental implant is immediately placed in the extraction site. This procedure can reduce dental implant treatment times by half and, in some cases, can allow a replacement tooth to be attached to the implant immediately following the implant surgery.
Success rates for immediate dental implants are comparable to those for delayed dental implant procedures. The reduced treatment time makes this a beneficial option for planned tooth loss. Your dentist can determine if you are a candidate for an immediate dental implant.