Dental Implant Restoration Choices
SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT
A single implant unit and a single crown complete your smile with natural beauty and function.
MULTIPLE TEETH REPLACEMENT
To replace several teeth, Dr. Bakke uses single crowns or a bridge on the implant units. A bridge is placed over two dental implant units, with a space in between.
REPLACEMENT OF ALL TEETH
Removable or fixed appliances can be used to restore form, function and cosmetics when all teeth have been lost.
A removable appliance, denture, can be placed on 3 to 4 implants to securely hold it in place. No glue required! This is a nice way to have the security that the dentures will not just fall out when the glue wears out, slide around, or irritate the gum tissue as before implants were used.
With the use of 4 to 6 implants, a FIXED PERMANENT SET OF TEETH, can be placed. These are non removable, solid porcelain teeth that are as close to natural teeth as you can get today. The cost is very near that of the removable type appliances without all the bone grafting needed for the removable appliances in most cases. Also known as Teeth in a Day®, Teeth by Tonight®, All ON 4®, New Teeth Now®, 24 HOUR TEETH® and many others.
Dr. Bakke has been providing this type of fixed teeth for over 14 years. With the new modern advances in computer technology, this form of treatment has become even more accurate, streamlined, predicatable and BEAUTIFUL!
24 HOUR TEETH / ALL-ON-4®
In certain cases, patients may be eligible for “24 Hour Teeth”/ALL ON 4®, PERMANENT FIXED TEETH, that are placed and restored in just one day. How is this possible? Dr. Bakke embraces the latest education and technology for his Sarasota dental implants patients. By using Cat Scan equipment, Dr. Bakke can capture 3D images that allow him to understand the geography of your bone and jaw. Without a Cat Scan, only 2D imagery is available, which makes treatment planning more difficult. Dr. Bakke knows the location of nerves, bones and other minute anatomical details, so he can place the implant in the best location and at the ideal angle. Patients look forward to getting their implant in one easy visit.