Modern advances in dental science allow us to offer patients safe, successful and proven procedures for the installation of permanent non-removable replacement teeth supported by artificial dental root forms called dental implants.
* Implanted Teeth In A Day®" treatment plan is possible today because of CT scanning and sophisticated technology that allows us to precisely surgically place the implants in the morning while you are resting comfortably with professionally administered sedation and by early afternoon you are going home with firmly attached beautiful teeth. This is state of the art technology to immediately correct dental problems.
Those patients who have ill-fitting dentures or periodontally involved natural teeth can have a full set of implants and implant attached teeth in one day thus avoiding the use of conventional dentures.
For those patients requiring single implants, the treatment is usually provided with local anesthetics and in many instances a provisional tooth or teeth are provided. Ideal candidates for this type of procedure are those patients who experience broken or fractured root canal teeth, single periodontally involved teeth or failing bridges.
These tooth replacements look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants have solved many problems associated with tooth loss that previously required replacement by removable full or partial dentures.
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 titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium or bioceramic surface coating on top of the titanium alloy, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. Some of the benefits are:
Cost effective : Because only one tooth is replaced rather than the three teeth of a bridge, dental implant tooth replacement can actually cost less than the traditional bridgework.
Tooth-saving: Dental implants do not sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. Your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
Comfort: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence. They are secure and can offer freedom from the troublesome clicks and wobbles of loose dentures. Say goodbye to misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
Reliable: the success rate for dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
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