Are you tired of fighting your traditional, unsecured dentures?
Are your unsecured dentures painful and prone to instability?
Are you missing one or more teeth?
Are you unhappy with how your teeth look?
If the answer is yes, dental implants could be a permanent solution to your dental needs.
You are not alone!
69% of adults age 35-44 have lost at least one tooth to accident, gum disease, failed root canal or tooth decay.
25% of adults, by age 74, have lost all their permanent teeth.
Dental implants have a 25 year success rate of 98% or better.
Dental implants are the foundation for a number of modern dental solutions. Whether you need to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth, dental implants provide the most natural look and feel and allow you to get back to your normal life almost immediately after surgery.
Your natural teeth consist of two parts: the crown, the visible part of the tooth, and the root, the part of the tooth that supports the crown and anchors it to the jaw. Damage can occur in either part of the tooth for any number of reasons, including decay, illness, or trauma.
The term “dental implant” is typically used to refer to the finished product of a replaced tooth, but a dental implant is actually comprised of three different parts.
- The implant serves as a replacement for the root of the tooth and is inserted directly into the bone. Implants are typically composed of titanium, a metal that offers strength and durability, but is also bio-compatible, with the unique property of fusing directly to bone. As the bone cells attach themselves to the metal, the implant is essentially locked in place.
- The abutment sits at the surface of the gum tissue and provides a support for the visible part of the implant.
- The crown is the final, visible part of the implant. This part of the implant is made from top-quality ceramic or denture material and is completely customizable in color, size and shape, based on the specific needs of the patient.
Once placed, implants can be used to support crowns of various designs and functionality, replacing anything from one tooth to a full arch (all teeth in the upper and lower jaw). A single missing tooth can be replaced by a single implant, leaving the rest of the healthy surrounding teeth untouched. If you are missing more than one consecutive tooth, a crown can be fashioned to look like two teeth and can be supported by a single implant. If you need a full arch replacement, the All-on-4(™) treatment provides a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants.
Combat Bone Loss
Your jawbone primarily serves as a support for your teeth. As teeth are lost, even just a single tooth, your body assumes there is no further need for the jawbone and it begins to shrink. If this process, called resorption, is allowed to progress, it can prevent even the best dental solutions from being effective and can even change your physical facial features. Since dental implants mimic the natural root of the tooth and attach directly to the jawbone, they can actually help stop bone loss and jawbone shrinkage. If significant bone loss has already occurred, implants can still be considered when paired with bone augmentation or grafting to provide a solid foundation for the implant.
Alternative to Dentures
When considering the benefits of dental implants, patients often say the things they enjoy most is that implants eliminate the day-to-day frustrations and discomfort of ill-fitting dentures. Implants allow people to enjoy a healthy and varied diet without the restrictions faced by many who wear traditional dentures. Dental implants offer patients the chance to speak clearly and comfortable without embarrassing slips and clicks that can be caused by dentures. Without dentures, many people experience a renewed self-confidence and rediscover the excitement of an active lifestyle shared with family and friends.
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Wondering if dental implants could be your solution? Attend our April 23rd seminar to find out more about the possibilities, meet the staff and get your questions answered.
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