Dental implants can restore a patients smile, their self confidence and their ability to eat and chew their favorite foods.
Dental Implants offer an exciting option for people missing some or all of their teeth, dental implants can greatly improve life for someone missing one tooth or multiple teeth. Dental implants look, feel, and function like your own natural teeth. Do you have missing, loose, or badly damaged teeth that make it difficult to chew and eat and embarrassing to smile?
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Without the root structure of a natural tooth the jawbone can shrink making your face look older.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.
Dental implants have many benefits including:
Dental implants are indistinguishable from your teeth, they fit perfectly and you can enjoy all your favorite foods with no worries and no pain. The aesthetic impact of dental implants can also renew a person’s confidence and bring their smile back to life.
Missing teeth not only take away from the attractiveness of your smile — they can trigger bone loss and the shifting of your remaining teeth, leading to further problems. If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Getting dental implants is a great way to replace your missing teeth.
While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. When replacing one or several teeth, using a dental implant can reduce the stress on the adjoining teeth.
Unlike a bridge that requires that a healthy tooth be modified to provide support, implants are anchored securely in your jaw.
Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because adjacent teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your healthy, natural teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health and wellness.
To avoid dental implants complications, make sure to follow the instructions provided by our dentists in order to maintain good oral hygiene. Failure to properly floss and brush your teeth is a leading cause of implant failure, infection can occur if the implant and surrounding areas are not cleaned properly.
Following dental implant procedures, smoking must be avoided. Smoking is attributed to high failure rates with dental implants.
Patients who have received dental implants have found them to be an ideal solution for missing teeth. The dental implants that we provide are of the highest quality and are extremely strong and natural-looking tooth replacements.
Dental Implants offer a longer lasting solution than any other type of restoration available. Dental implants are extremely strong and have been known to last up to 30 years. You may hear about cheaper solutions to replace a missing tooth or teeth, but in the long run, if those restorations fail you typically end up paying much more.
At our office we offer complimentary dental implant consultations. If you have already had a dental implant consultation at another dental office, please bring your treatment plan with you.
To schedule your complimentary consultation please contact our office and ask to speak with one of our receptionsts, who will be pleased to schedule your complimentary consultation and answer any questions you may have.
The implant team usually includes either a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who implants the posts into the patient's mouth, and a prosthodontist or general dentist who designs and fits the replacement teeth or permanent bridge. Our dentist will implant, design and fit the replacement teeth or do restorative work on faulty crowns all in one office.
At the first appointment, we use an X-ray to determine if the jaw bone is adequate to hold the titanium posts. Models of the mouth are often made using a soft, pliable plastic compound. These models show where the gaps are located and provide measurements for a replacement tooth or a bridge. Treatment with dental implants is complicated and takes meticulous planning for best results. Today, the implants being placed often only require one surgical procedure using a local anesthetic and sedative.
Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you're healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. The dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.
Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.
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