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?
Have you lost multiple permanent teeth? Instead of ignoring the issue and allowing complications to develop, such as an aged appearance, why not address the issue? We can use implants to replace multiple teeth, securing lifelike prosthetics and helping you enjoy a healthy and functional smile once again.
A dental implant replaces a lost tooth, helping patients achieve a whole and healthy smile. But how do we restore them? How do we make sure they blend seamlessly with your smile? Using dental crowns, we can offer strong and lifelike restorations.
Did you know that implants date back 4000 years? In ancient China, carved bamboo pegs were used to replace missing teeth. Implants were used in several different ancient cultures, but the modern implant procedure that we use today was actually stumbled upon by accident. Implants are the most advanced and long-lasting tooth replacement procedure available, because implants replace your natural tooth root, which makes implants as long-lasting and stable as your natural teeth.
As the most successful tooth replacement option today, dental implants have enjoyed an astounding 95% success rate in the decades since they were introduced. The biocompatible titanium posts, which serve as prosthetic replacements for lost teeth roots, offer unmatched stability and comfort, as well as improving long-term oral health following tooth loss. However, in rare cases, certain factors can cause dental implants to fail, forcing patients to reconsider their options. Fortunately, dental implant failure is uncommon, and to further ensure the success of your treatment, Dr. Stewart will perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you’re an ideal candidate. (more…)
When a person loses most, or all, of his/her teeth, then dentures are typically recommended. In the past, removable dentures were the only option for restoring patients’ ability to eat and smile. Fortunately, we can offer a more advanced and secure alternative: implant dentures. What benefits do implant dentures off patients?