What are Dental Implants? When permanent teeth are lost, regardless of the reason or number of teeth, dental implants can offer a “new lease on life.” They are superior to other choices because they are solid, secure, and esthetic. After nearly 35 years of use, they have a 90-95% proven success rate in appropriately chosen cases.
An implant is a special surgical grade titanium post, manufactured to highly precise specifications, under strict sterile conditions, that is inserted surgically into the jawbone below the gum surface. With proper use of the newest anesthetics and medications you need not be concerned about pain. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation onto which your new teeth are then attached and shaped to match your mouth. The number of teeth being replaced will determine the best kind of restoration for you. Implants can help replace a single tooth, or a full set of teeth. If you have been suffering with partial or full dentures, or are missing teeth, or feel you need teeth extracted, do not hesitate to call to be evaluated for implants.
There are over 50 million Americans who are missing one or more natural teeth. Modern dentistry provides an alternative to dentures or partials with implants. Dental implants offer patients that have lost teeth a “second chance”. There have been tremendous advances in implant dentistry. And, also a tremendous amount of misinformation. So let’s talk about contemporary implants.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! People can actually “Speak with their Smile today”. Around the nation, thousands of patients have reported that Implants have changed their lives. Former denture wearers who had previously been forced to limit their diets to soft, mushy foods that didn’t interfere with their dentures are thrilled to be eating steak, corn on the cob and other foods that they had missed. Other implant patients report that they can laugh and smile with confidence again.
Dental Implant surgery has proved to be successful for hundreds of thousands of people over the years. Negative effects such bleeding, infection, injury to the nerve or sinus cavity or incomplete healing of the bone around the implant or implant failure are very rare.
Because dental implants are patterned after the structure of your natural teeth, they provide a highly stable support system for the replacement of teeth or dentures. If regular dentures or partial dentures are worn over a period of time they slip and slide and cause painful sore spots, gum loss or oral lesions.
We will be happy to meet with you to discuss with you will need to examine you to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. The things that we look for are healthy gums, sufficient bone, good general health and a positive attitude.
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