Dental implants have become more predictable, enduring and cost effective than other dental solutions and are now stronger, more permanent and possible for virtually almost any patient.
Dental Implants And Their Construction
The anatomy of dental implants consists of two important features, a titanium post and an artificial crown. The titanium post is incredibly durable and will eventually function like a tooth’s natural root. Placed directly into the jawbone, the bone will fuse to the post over time through a natural process known as osseointegration. Continue reading
Implant supported dentures are a modern alternative to conventional dentures and can provide a number of significant advantages for seniors who choose to wear them. This type of denture is held in place by titanium screw-like posts which are inserted into the jawbone offering greatly improved stability, esthetics and comfort as well as preventing facial collapse due the absorption of the jawbone following tooth loss.
Traditional dentures offer an improvement in a patient’s ability to eat after tooth loss, but implant supported dentures can give patients three times the biting force than the removable dentures. This is important for many patients because it means that there will be fewer diet restrictions and you will not have to avoid any of your favorite foods. Continue reading
It is not uncommon for patients to experience anxiety at the prospect of going to the dentist. We understand that dental phobia is a real problem, but it should not keep you from getting the treatment you desire. Fortunately, when you have implants placed with sedation you can enjoy a relaxed, comfortable treatment.
Different Types of Sedation
You will breathe in this colorless, odorless gas also known as “laughing gas.” The gas will help you feel comfortable and at ease, and many patients even experience a sense of euphoria. Continue reading
Dental implants are superior to other tooth replacements, lasting longer and looking better than other options like dentures and bridges. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, patients may have different concerns about the tooth and the dental implant used to replace it.
Molars, the large teeth at the rear of the upper and lower jaws, are necessary for chewing, so patients often want an entirely functional replacement tooth when a natural molar is lost. Dental implants help to preserve chewing capacity, and they withstand greater forces than a bridge does. However, an oral surgeon placing dental implants as molar replacements can face unique challenges. Continue reading
One of the most common complaints patients have with dentures, is that overtime they become loose. This makes it extremely difficult to eat and chew foods comfortably. In addition to this, an individual’s self-confidence is often compromised as they worry that their dentures may move around when speaking or smiling. Although denture adhesives do help hold the denture in position, the paste can be a little difficult to apply and a messy process. If these daily struggles are something you can relate to then your best option could be to stabilize your denture with dental implants.
How Do Dental Implants Help Stabilize Dentures?
It is possible to use as little as four dental implants to securely fix your denture in place.
Dental implants are placed where there is sufficient bone. Once the implants are integrated in the jaw, small retaining elements are attached to the implant and used to hold the denture securely in place. By undergoing a simple denture stabilization technique your life can be transformed, as your confidence will once again be restored. Continue reading
For some, bone grafts are required before dental implants because of inadequate bone. A dental implant is a titanium root replacement. It is inserted into the jaw, and as the bone heals, it fuses the root into the mouth structure. However, you have to have a good foundation for the titanium root to be placed, otherwise the restored tooth will not look or feel natural, and the implant will fail. Adequate bone structure is needed for an implant to integrate properly. This is where bone grafting comes in. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to replace the missing bone, and provide the needed support for a dental implant to be successful. Continue reading
A dental implant is one of the most popular treatments for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution to restoring your teeth to their natural look and feel. Because dental implants treatment requires oral surgery, special care must be taken to ensure implant success. Smoking is known to be a major contributor of implant failure.
Smoking and Increased Risk
Dental implants are screw-like titanium posts, surgically placed within in the jawbone. As the bone heals around the implant, a permanent bond is created. After the bone completely heals, a dental restoration can be attached to the implant. Like all surgeries, Implants carry some risks. Smoking can increase the likelihood of complications.
Smoking inhibits the body’s ability to heal by reducing the oxygen supply in the blood. Smoking can make it difficult for the jaw bone to heal around the implant, putting the smoker at risk for implant failure.
Peri-implantitis is a common complication seen amongst smokers who have undergone implants. Peri-implantitis is a condition in which the area around the implant becomes inflamed and a deep mucosal pocket develops. The mucosal pocket prevents the bone from healing and bonding around the implant, leading to implant failure. Continue reading
Dental Implants: What Happens Without Treatment?
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet you. A beautiful smile is a sign of health and youth. Missing teeth, however, can have a negative effect, impacting your appearance and harming your confidence.
Treatment Options For Replacing Missing Teeth
Common treatments to replace missing teeth include partials, dental bridges or full dentures. When you do seek appliances to replace your missing teeth, the characteristics of the chosen treatment method will influence its longevity. Patients should discuss their options, including the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment, thoroughly before coming to a final decision. Continue reading
When a person is missing many teeth, it can have a major impact on his or her overall dental health and wellness. Tooth loss has an effect on the appearance of the smile, the function of the teeth, and even the structure of the jaw bone. While many dental restorations can address some of these areas of concern, only dental implants improve the health, esthetics, and function of the teeth while preventing the deterioration of healthy jaw bone. For patients who have experienced significant tooth loss, dental implants can even secure dentures, so that they become a retained fixture that looks and functions much more like natural teeth than a traditional denture.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are able to support different kinds of restorations. These artificial roots are surgically implanted into your jawbone, which provides a level of strength and stability that is just like natural tooth roots. Continue reading
If you have lost one or more teeth because of decay, gum disease or injury, you not alone. It is a problem that millions of people deal with every day. Unfortunately, the situation can affect the way you speak, eat and smile, and even the way you feel about yourself.
For many years, removable dentures or permanent dental bridges were the only realistic solution for correcting missing teeth. But now, dental implants are another option, offering patients a stronger, more natural-feeling and natural-looking choice.
Dental Implants Give Better Stability Than Dentures
Because dental implants are permanently fixed in place, they will not move around like dentures can. Dentures lack stability because they sit on top of the gum line, slip and create spaces that cause clicking when talking or eating. Dentures also make chewing difficult, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies for some patients. Continue reading