What are dental implants? Why should you choose dental implants and the different options of dental implant treatment?
SMILE BIG, EAT WHAT YOU WANT. BE A CONFIDENT YOU!
Anyone missing one or more teeth understands how tooth loss can make you feel uncomfortable about smiling or eating in public. You may avoid social situations and as a result, begin to feel isolated. This could impact your daily life and your self-confidence.
Current dental implant treatments can change your life. From a single missing tooth to an entire set of teeth, dental implants restore your appearance, speech, nutrition, oral health, comfort, and self-esteem. So smile big, eat what you want, and be a confident you!
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They bond with healthy bone and provide permanent support for dental crowns and dentures. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
WHY CHOOSE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Crowns Bridges and dentures address the short- term cosmetic problem of missing teeth but do nothing to stop bone loss. Crown & bridge dentistry requires grinding down healthy teeth leaving them at much greater risk for cavities and tooth failure. Bridges do not stop bone loss. Dentures become uncomfortable and unstable over time as the jawbone shrinks causing eating and Speech problems.
With dental implants, healthy teeth are not compromised. Dental implants, like natural teeth, stimulate the jaw and stop bone loss. Leading dental organizations recognize dental implants as the standard of care for tooth replacement.
DENTAL IMPLANTS TREATMENT OPTIONS.
1. TOOTH REPLACEMENT
Single Tooth Replacement
A missing tooth can be replaced by a dental implant without altering the healthy adjacent teeth. Once the implant is placed, a post (or abutment) is attached providing support for your final crown.
Multiple Teeth Replacement
If you are missing more than one tooth, dental implants may be your best treatment option. Multiple implants are placed with individual crowns or a multi-unit bridge to rejuvenate your smile.
2. IMPLANTS WITH DENTURES
Fixed Implant-Supported Denture
Implant-supported dentures are stable and secure. If all your upper or lower teeth are missing, a custom-made denture may be permanently secured using implants. The number of implants will vary for each patient. Your new teeth are firmly supported by the implants. Stimulating the jaw and halting bone loss. Your dentist can remove the denture when needed for maintenance and cleaning.
Removable Implant-Supported Denture
If all upper or lower teeth are missing. Multiple implants may be used to support a new Removable denture that will attach securely to a custom-made bar. Your new teeth are firmly supported by the implants. Stimulating the jaw and halting bone loss. Your new denture can be removed daily for cleaning.
If all your lower teeth are missing, another option may be to stabilize your removable denture using a small number of implants. This can sometimes be a cost-effective solution. After healing, abutment posts are attached to the implants. Your current denture can sometimes be modified, or a new denture can be created. Your denture is snapped into place and can be removed daily for cleaning
Your dentist will take x-rays and create a model of your existing teeth to determine the optimal implant position. Occasionally, a bone or gum tissue graft will be necessary to create adequate space for the implants.
Dental implants are placed into the bone in a relatively pain-free procedure. The bone and gums will be given time to heal before an abutment and crown are attached. In most cases, you can receive come type of temporary teeth the same day the same day the implant is placed.
Your final crown will be placed once the implant has bonded, restoring your natural smile.