Hilltop Family Dental
For almost 40 years, Hilltop Family Dental in Casper, WY has provided patients of all ages with comprehensive dental care. Over the years, we have expanded our practice to include a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services. This multidisciplinary approach ensures our patients are able to receive the best care all under one roof. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain great dental health, no matter what stage of life you are in. Our dentists and staff take a caring and professional approach to our services, and work diligently to create a warm, inviting environment for individuals and families alike.
Until we’re faced with tooth loss, it is easy to take for granted the work our natural teeth perform. Having a healthy smile contributes to our self-confidence and health. If you have lost a tooth or teeth due to an accident, extractions, or dental decay, a dental implant can help restore your smile and dental health. Receiving a dental implant, crown, or bridge can help restore your ability to eat, as well as fill in gaps in your smile.
Hilltop Family Dental provides a range of restorative dental services including dental implants.
How do dental implants work?
Made of our titanium, dental implants function as artificial roots. The implants are surgically placed into the bone of either the upper of lower jaw. The healing period usually lasts from three to six months to allow the implant to fuse with the jaw bone. Once the area has successfully healed, the post can then support a single missing tooth, replace all the teeth (attached “fixed” implant dentures) or increase stability on a removable denture or partial denture.
Dental implants provide a highly stable support system for crowns, bridges, and replacement teeth or dentures. In addition, patients can experience increased self-confidence, improved biting pressure, and maintain facial structure. With proper oral hygiene and healthy gums, dental implants can last 20 years or more with few complications. Our dentists provide a range of dental implant options including single tooth restorations (crowns), multiple tooth restorations (implant bridges).
We proudly offer the following dental implant systems:
Restore your confidence– Many people who have conventional dentures don’t like to wear them because they don’t stay in place. TeethXpress offers a way to keep dentures secure and allows you to go about your daily life with confidence.
Conventional dentures are designed to give you the appearance of natural teeth, but not actually replace your natural teeth. You may have noticed that your denture that once fit well now slips constantly and requires costly visits to the dentist for adjustment. That’s because every day that you were a denture the bone in your jaw shrinks a little more. Eventually the denture won’t fit at all and you will have to replace it.
TeethXpress is a very different solution. You will still have beautiful natural looking teeth, but now they will also function like natural teeth. The TeethXpress solution secures your denture to surgically placed dental implants so that you can eat, speak and live confidently without the fear of slipping dentures. Click on About TeethXpress above for more details.
Tired of your loose denture?– Millions of people around the world are missing enough teeth to require the use of a denture. Many struggle with loose or poor fitting dentures. If you have this problem, you already know the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat the foods you love, and the problems with messy denture adhesives.
The TeethXpress Solution– After you have met with a Certified TeethXpress Dentist near you and created a personalized treatment plan, you will schedule the TeethXpress procedure. During the procedure, 4 to 6 implants are surgically placed into your jaw with abutment posts. Your denture is then secured to the abutment posts with special prosthetic screws. The TeethXpress procedure typically can be completed in one day and can be done under local anesthesia. Your dentist will either use your existing denture or have a denture created prior to the procedure so that you walk out that day with teeth. Discomfort from TeethXpress is usually minor and temporary. Your dentist may prescribe pain relievers for you as needed. A soft diet will be required during the initial healing phase.
After the procedure– After the procedure, the use of a medicated mouth wash is often recommended for two weeks. You will not brush or use a water pick during that time. After two weeks, you can start using a water pick on a slow speed. Follow your doctor’s instructions and maintain your dental hygiene to ensure the long-term success of your treatment.
Are you a candidate?– Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can choose the best treatment plan for you. Please ask your Certified TeethXpress Dentist to explain the benefits and risks to determine if the TeethXpress solution is right for you.
- Difficulty chewing certain foods
- Slurred speech and embarrassing clicks, whistling or smacking
- Slipping or moving of the denture
- Gum and mouth irritation
- Mouth infections
- Pain caused by poor fitting dentures
Fix Common Denture Problems
Securing the denture
Teeth in a Day Implant Dentures
This innovative system is much simpler than traditional dental implant procedures. It provides patients with a new way to replace missing teeth, without the long recovery time between implant insertion and final crown or bridge placement. It involves meeting with your dentist to discuss the treatment and complete a CT scan. A prosthesis is then created, followed by the implants and restorations being surgically placed. After two weeks, you will receive a check up, and several months later, they receive a final bridge.
This system eliminates the need for removable dentures and associated problems. It is just one of the many ways the dentists at Hilltop Family Dental can help restore your ability to speak, eat, and smile confidently.