Missing one or more teeth can severely influence your daily life. It can affect your general health, your appearance and self-esteem. It is recommended to replace missing teeth as soon as possible and below are a list of reasons why.
In the same way that exercising your body helps keep muscle tone, jaw bone mass is maintained through the stimulation of chewing and biting. When a tooth is missing, the area of bone where the tooth was originally located no longer receives such stimulation and it starts to disappear, a process called resorption. Continue reading “Importance of Missing Teeth Replacement”
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 “Cost Effective Treatment Option”
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 “Senior Dental Care: Rejuvenate Your Smile!”
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 Without The Anxiety”
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 “Can Dental Implants Replace Your Molars?”