Dental Implant: A Better Treatment OptionWhat are dental implants?
Dental implants are a safe, medically proven, esthetic alternative to traditional Crowns, bridgework and dentures. Because implant restorations look and feel more like natural teeth, they offer new levels of comfort, security and confidence over traditional treatments.
How do they work?
A dental implant is a small "anchor" made of titanium that is inserted into the jawbone to make the place of your missing tooth root. After osseointegration (When the surrounding bone has healed to implant), a replacement tooth is secured to the top of the implant. This new tooth looks, feels and performs similar to your natural teeth.
What are the benefits?
Choosing dental implants as a treatment option can offer you a number of significant advantages.
Maintain Anatomy. If you have missing teeth, the bone begins to shrink over time. Unhealthy bone loss can make your jaw line recede and change your facial structure. Dental implants can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone so your face retains its natural shape.
Keep your healthy teeth. A better long- term alternative to bridgework, dental implants eliminate the need to grind down healthy teeth when replacing eliminate one or more adjacent teeth. Your own natural teeth are not compromised.
Security. Securely anchored dental implants do not slip or move. This eliminates some of the key problems of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation and pain from exposed nerves. The result is superior comfort reliability, and freedom from embarrassment.
What is involved in the implant procedure?
The dental implant process involves several steps that take place over a time period that average from 3 to 6 months. The typical process will include:
Pre-treatment consultation: After a careful evaluation of your dental and medical health history, we will determine your line of treatment for dental implants with different prosthetic options before your treatment begins.
Initial implant placement : Dental implant is placed into your jaw while you are under either local or general anesthesia. Over the next several months, bone will heal to the surface of the implant, anchoring it into position.
Implant prosthetic attachment: During this phase, painlessly a prosthetic "post" is connected to the implant. An impression will be taken, and soon after, an artificial replacement tooth will be created for a natural restoration.
Proper maintenance: We will guide you on the proper care and maintenance of your new implants before, during and after the procedure. By following a regular routine of careful oral hygiene and regular checkups, your implants will look, function and feel great for many years to come.
Advantages of Implants over conventional treatment options:
If you are missing a single tooth and currently use a removable partial denture or tooth-supported crown, an implant-Support crown may be a better alternative. Single tooth replacements look and feel so natural, typically only you and we, will know the difference.
Implant - supported crowns are a naturally better solution. Looks, feels and performs similar to your natural tooth
Does not compromise your adjacent teeth to support a bridge
Preserves surrounding bone(replace tooth root)
Prevent bone collapse and jaw line recession
Oral care same as a natural tooth
Restore a more secure biting ability than a removable denture
Restore self-confidence and appearance
Multiple Tooth Replacement:
If you are missing multiple teeth then an implant- support bridge may be the solution for you. Unlike traditional bridgework or removable partial dentures that can slip, come loose and cause irritation, an implant- support bridge stays secure and strong and wont cause problem for your adjacent teeth. So Comfortable and natural, they'll look and feel just like your own teeth.
Experience new comfort and stability with an implant- support bridge.
Looks, feels and performs like your natural teeth
Does not compromise adjacent teeth to support a bridge
Preserves surrounding bone(replace tooth root)*
Bridge attaches securely to implants
Prevents bone collapse and jaw line recession*
Restores a more secure biting ability than a removeable denture
Eliminates recurrent wear around prepared teeth
Improves appearance and self-esteem
Complete lower or upper tooth replacement:
If you are missing all of your teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw and currently use a removable full denture, then an implant-support denture could be the right solution for you. Unlike removable full denture which can fit poorly, cause gum irritation and pain from exposed nerves, implant-support bridges or dentures, virtually eliminate slipping and movement, so there's no pain, no embarrassment, and no worries. You'll be able to laugh and speak with confidence and enjoy your favorite foods with ease.