Looking for pictures of dental implants before and after? As a leading specialist in Ponte Vedra, Dr. Perry has lots of real pictures from his very own patients to share.
On this page, we’ll discuss some of the most common scenarios and treatment options. That way, it’s easier to picture how they might work for you. (Mark down the phone number now, you’re going to want it later!)
Dental Implants are the Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth
People lose teeth for many reasons. Fractures, decay, or of failing old dental work, and gum disease are common ones. Some people are born without some or all their adult teeth too. Dental implants work well in all these situations because they mimic the form and function of natural teeth.
Although the whole unit is usually referred to as a “dental implant,” the implant itself is what’s surgically placed. It fuses to your jawbone and serves as the root. Above that is an abutment, which connects the “root” to the implant crown or denture (often called a prosthesis).
Implant Dentistry is Versatile
Whether you’re missing one tooth or missing them all, implant treatment can help. They can be placed alone or with several others. They may be used to provide better support for dentures, sometimes eliminating the need for bone grafting too. This concept is reflected in many names, such as All on 4, hybrid implants, or teeth in a day.
They’re also used in cosmetic dentistry as part of a smile makeover. Porcelain veneers and zirconia or porcelain crowns are often used too. Treatments like teeth whitening and orthodontic care may round out treatment.
Explore Dental Implants Before & After in the Smile Gallery Below
Dr. Perry works with each patient to create a custom evidence-based treatment plan that addresses his or her unique needs. Because of this, you’ll see a variety of approaches used in the smile gallery of pictures below.
Single Tooth Replacement
When a single tooth is missing, it’s easy to fill in the gap and create a beautiful smile.
Photos Of A Broken Tooth Replacement
This patient came to us with a tooth that had broken off at the gumline. Unfortunately, the damage meant it was not savable as you see in the picture.
We removed the broken tooth, then placed a dental implant and crown on top all in the same day. Her smile was restored instantly.
Pictures of a Failed Crown (With Replacement)
Despite requiring endodontic treatment decades ago, this patient’s tooth survived quite some time with a post and crown. When it eventually failed, the only solution was removing the tooth.
We replaced it with a single dental implant and crown on top. Be sure to check out the shade here in the picture. The replacement is nearly indistinguishable with the other teeth.
When more than one tooth needs to be replaced, implants can be placed at multiple sites or be used to support a dental bridge.
Correcting Congenitally Missing Teeth (2 Photos)
This patient was born without two of her front teeth. Her previous dentist handled the surgical implant placement, but she needed the work finished.
We developed her gum tissue and created implant crowns that look and function just like natural teeth. Now, you can’t tell she was ever missing teeth. She has a beautiful, natural-looking smile that will last a lifetime.
Full Rehabilitation of the Upper Arch
Pictures of A Failed Dental Implant That We Fixed
The patient came to us with a failing dental implant as well as several teeth with old fillings and bad dental crowns.
We redid her implant and restored her smile with veneers and crowns.
Full Rehabilitation of the Upper Arch with a Fixed Denture
When all teeth are lost in an arch, dental implants may be topped with a special abutment that allows them to support a fixed prosthesis. This makes the prosthesis more stable and stronger, resulting in improved comfort and confidence.
Tooth Loss Due to Gum Disease
This patient came to us after having lost all his upper teeth to gum disease.
Implants and a fixed (non-removable) hybrid dental prosthesis were placed in one day. This created an immediate transformation to a beautiful and functional smile.
Chronic Gum Disease Photo
In this picture the patient came to us with chronic periodontal gum disease. All her upper teeth had to be removed.
Dental implants were placed throughout her upper jaw. A fixed (non-removable) hybrid prosthesis was added to give her a natural-looking smile.
Chronic Gum Disease
Gum disease made this patient’s teeth non-restorable, too, so we had to remove them.
Dental implants and a fixed (non-removable) hybrid prosthesis were placed in the same day. This restored his smile instantly.
Full Rehabilitation of the Lower Arch
Although upper teeth tend to be the ones that get the most attention due to visibility, lower teeth can be restored using the same methods.
Abscesses, Decay, and Gum Disease
This patient came to us with crowns in the lower jaw that were failing due to decay as well as gum disease and chronic pain from dental abscesses.
We removed her damaged lower teeth and restored her smile with implants for a fixed (non-removable) hybrid prosthesis.
Complete Mouth Rehabilitation
Sometimes, implants are used in conjunction with other treatments when lots of teeth on the upper and lower jaw need help. This provides a full mouth transformation.
Congenitally Missing and Malformed Teeth
This patient was born with a condition where she was missing eight of her permanent teeth. Several of her other adult teeth were also malformed.
We created a comprehensive treatment plan involving orthodontics and gum surgery, as well as veneers and crowns. Eight individual implants were placed too. This totally transformed her look, giving her a beautiful and natural smile for life.
Failing Restoration on a Front Tooth and Unsightly Crowns
This patient had several unsightly crowns and a failing root canal on his front tooth.
After developing a comprehensive plan with orthodontics and gum surgery, we fixed his smile using crowns and implants. He’s not only thrilled with the results, but his confidence got a boost too.
Failing Teeth and Dental Work
This patient came to us with failing teeth, crowns, and root canals.
We developed the perfect plan for him. Removing his remaining teeth was the first step. Then, we placed implants throughout his entire upper and lower jaws. This totally restored his mouth, giving him a natural and confident smile.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation with a Fixed Denture
Failing Crowns and Bridges
This patient had a mouth full of crowns and bridges placed years ago, but they were failing due to decay and gum disease.
Working with a gum surgeon, we placed dental implants. We then restored his mouth with a fixed (non-removable) hybrid prosthesis and implant bridges. This created a strong, functional, and aesthetic smile.
Failing Restorations and Abscesses
Decay was causing this patient’s old crowns and bridges to fail and leaving him with dental abscesses. He didn’t like the way his teeth looked when he laughed and smiled either.
We placed dental implants and complete a fixed (non-removable) hybrid prosthesis in the lower jaw. A traditional denture was used for the top. The new smile looks great and restored his confidence.
Failing Crowns and Abscesses
This patient came to us with crowns that had decay and abscesses.
Implants were placed throughout the upper and lower jaw. A fixed (non-removable) hybrid prosthesis finalized the transformation.
Is Implant Treatment Right for You?
Implant treatment isn’t the right solution for everyone, but it’s the ideal choice when it’s feasible. To find out if you’re a candidate or which alternatives are available, you’ll need x-rays and an exam. Our team can help you decide if dental bridge or implant is right for you.
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Call to Schedule a Consultation
Whether you’re a new patient in need of quality dental care or you’ve been coming to our dental office for years, we’re happy to help. As a specialist, Josh Perry, DDS will explore the options with you and create a plan that meets you needs. Contact the phone number on this page or request a consultation using our online form.