Put an End to Missing Teeth… Permanently
While traditional dentures and bridges can replace missing teeth and provide generally good results, these treatments do not address tooth roots. Untreated tooth roots from missing teeth cause continuous jawbone shrinkage, which can create wrinkles and sagging skin – and make you look older.
By securing your restoration with dental implants, you can not only improve your teeth’s durability but also have artificial tooth roots that stimulate the jawbone and promote better overall oral health.
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be a good solution if you, or someone you know, is experiencing:
- Single tooth or multiple teeth loss
- Loose or uncomfortable dentures
- Difficulties eating certain foods
- A speech impediment
- Weak, broken, cracked, or decaying teeth
- A shift in teeth
- Sagging or shifting facial features
Find Your Right Fit
While dental implants and dentures can both look and function like natural teeth – as well as address tooth loss – there are clear differences between the two that may help you decide which is your best fit.
The main benefits of dental implants include:
- Implants look and function just like natural teeth.
- Implants can replace single or multiple teeth.
- Implants will allow you to smile with confidence again.
- Implants address missing tooth roots that help preserve facial structure.
- Implants won’t shift or slip in your mouth, which allows you to eat normally.
- Implants address speech impediment issues.
- Implants feel more natural than traditional dentures or partials.
- Implants create a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
- Implants prevent bone deterioration.
- Implants are permanent and can last a lifetime if you take good care of them.
The main benefits of dentures and partial dentures include:
- Dentures are a great affordable solution.
- Dentures look just like natural teeth.
- Dentures can replace single or multiple teeth.
- Dentures will allow you to smile with confidence again.
- Dentures provide the correct support for cheeks and lips and help reduce wrinkles.
- Dentures allow patients to eat a greater variety of foods.
- Dentures address speech impediment issues.
- Dentures are the least invasive option to replace missing teeth.
Dental Implants FAQs
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Dental implants are best for patients who are in general good health and have enough jawbone to support the implants. The best way to know if you’re a good candidate is to come in for a consultation and let our doctors examine you. But we’ll reveal a little secret: Almost any patient with missing teeth is a candidate, and we can even perform procedures to help you become a candidate.
Dental implants tend to require a larger investment than other tooth loss replacement treatments. However, we always tell patients that in the long run, dental implants aren’t as expensive as neglect is. We’ve seen it all too many times – choosing to forego procedures eventually leads to a lifetime of expensive tooth repairs. Make sure to ask us about our financing options for help affording the dental procedures you need.
Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to undergo a dental implant procedure. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. Your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for this treatment after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.
With more than three decades of clinical experience and over a million patients treated, statistics confirm a success rate of nearly 95% for individual Nobel BioCare dental implants* and even higher for the bridges they support.
* Results are based on dental implants and dental bridges remaining and in function over a five-year period.
Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, undergoing a dental implant procedure will improve your quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their teeth problems are often shocked by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.
When dental implants are used in combination with modern restorative dentistry, their appearance, comfort, and function are very likely to exceed your expectations. Often, they are hard to tell apart from your natural teeth.
Yes. Following a brief adaptation period, chewing capacity is comparable to that of natural teeth.
Today, there are state-of-the-art guided surgical techniques that enable a dental implant procedure to be done in a single session. This is possible through the use of keyhole surgery. This new method has significantly simplified the procedure for both patients and dentists. The major advantage of the guided surgical technique is the minimal amount of manipulation of the soft tissue. This significantly reduces the healing time and the discomfort normally associated with dental implant procedures.
The conventional process can take from 3 to 6 months. First, the dentist places the dental implant and leaves it for 3 to 6 months to allow for healing and integration with the jawbone. During the healing period, you are given a temporary prosthesis until the permanent crown is mounted in place.
The chosen treatment will depend on several factors, such as your dental health, the number of teeth involved, and which teeth are replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to the dentist throughout the treatment period.
With any surgery, there can be some discomfort. Placing one implant normally causes less discomfort in comparison to placing them all at once. Anesthesia and patient sedation will also be administered to help reduce any discomfort during the dental implant procedure. Most patients report that they are much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated. Your doctor will prescribe medications to ease any discomfort that may occur.
It is normal to have some bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissues. But usually, the discomfort, if any, is treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should expect to be able to return to work the next day.
Your new teeth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist. See your dentist after six months or more frequently if advised.
If properly cared for, your implants can last a lifetime.
Your New Exceptional Smile by Exceptional Dental
At Exceptional Dental, patients can receive high-quality, traditional single tooth or multi-teeth implants, implant-supported bridges, implant-supported dentures, or full-arch implants.
Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care. Our doctors can perform every stage of missing teeth replacement, from preliminary procedures to implant surgery. This provides you with cohesive treatment and the added convenience of full service in one dental office. That means there’s no need to jump from one dental specialist to another – we have it all in-house and in town, so you get to see the same doctor from beginning to end.
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