With traditional dental implants, placement involves surgically inserting the dental implant post, waiting four to six months for the post to bond with the jawbone, and then adding the prosthetic or restoration. However, with a recent innovation we can now offer patients teeth in a day. Do you have questions about the teeth in a day procedure?
Dental implants are very different from other tooth replacement options, such as dental bridges and partial/full dentures. They offer a number of advantages to these more commonly known dental prosthetics. What benefits do dental implants offer? Can anyone receive them to address tooth loss?
We’ve discussed our dental implant options previously in this blog, such as implant dentures or single tooth dental implants. But what if a patient has lost jawbone tissue or has gum disease? These issues typically mean the patient can’t receive tooth replacement using implant technology. However, we have an option just for them. Should you try mini-dental implants?
While there are a number of options available for replacing missing teeth, many of them will require replacement or adjustment after only a few years. For example, removable dentures often need replacement every 5 to 10 years. A dental bridge may need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years. But dental implants, they can last for decades and possibly a lifetime. What makes dental implants last so long?
Losing a single tooth can lead to problems with the health and appearance of your smile. So, imagine what losing multiple, or a majority, of your teeth can do. In order to return your smile to full function and health, we will need to replace these missing teeth. Fortunately, we can do so with an implant-retained prosthetic. If you’ve lost multiple teeth, we can help you enjoy a beautiful and whole smile again.
When you lose a tooth, you may feel very self-conscious about your appearance. We’ve had patients that have gone out of their way to avoid pictures or showing their smile. Tooth loss can mean trouble eating and difficulty communicating clearly. However, there are many other dangers related to tooth loss. If you lose one or more teeth, we recommend seeing your dentist to talk about dental implants and whether they are the right choice for your restoring your smile.
Like your natural teeth, your dental implants will require routine maintenance. Otherwise, the same oral health concerns that would threaten natural teeth can threaten your new ones as well. Fortunately, caring for your smile and your new teeth is easy. In today’s blog, we’ll look at the steps you should take to keep your smile whole and healthy.
When one or more teeth are missing, a chain reaction can begin that eventually leads to facial collapse. For some, the loss of jawbone density can also impact implant candidacy. However, there are a few possible solutions to this issue. Don’t let loss of jawbone tissue dissuade you from seeking tooth replacement.
We’ve talked before about how the strength of your jawbone can be a factor in deciding a patient’s candidacy. But did you know that gum health can also impact your candidacy? The health of your gums is important because advanced gum disease can often lead to adult tooth loss. How do you know if you need periodontal treatment?
When people imagine dental implants, they usually picture a single tooth option. However, we have alternatives that can address advanced tooth loss. Depending on the state of you smile, we may recommend an implant bridge or denture. Which one will be right for you? How do they differ?