The revolutionary technology behind the creation and development of dental implants has opened a whole new door of opportunities. People with oral issues such as damaged or missing teeth, can once again, chew food, communicate and smile with confidence. Our professional dentists will advise the most appropriate dental implant treatment plan, according to each patient’s personal needs.
Unfortunately, some patients have an insufficient amount of bone or gum tissue. In that case, bone or soft tissue grafting is possible, or occasionally the use of small diameter implants (often called mini implants) to increase the necessary areas. A dental implant consultation is needed in order to determine the most beneficial course of implant action. Once decided, the length of treatment, surgery and recovery can be discussed.
The beauty of modern dental implant restorations is, they are virtually indistinguishable from other teeth. This “enamling” appearance is aided by the functional connection between the dental implant itself, and the living bone. Implants must also reach osseointegration, which is the process of the dental implant anchoring to the jaw bone. The process can generally take three to six months to completely anchor, heal, and get crowned.
There is no age limit for dental implants. The surgery replaces missing teeth, which can be done any time after adolescence or when bone growth is complete. Certain medical conditions, such as active diabetes, cancer osteoporosis or periodontal disease, may require additional treatment or procedures before the implant procedure can be performed.
Why consider dental implants over false teeth? Imagine being able to actually bite into an apple, like when we were children, or eating popcorn. Dental implants allow us to eat anything from steak to raw fruits and vegetables without discomfort or embarrassing concerns. This artificial construction of sturdy, life like teeth look as real, and a healthy as an average teenager, and… their just as strong.
Dental implants are a viable solution for anyone suffering from severe oral discomfort, with partials available as well. There are several different options available; to insure both severe and mid tear dental issues can be resolved. We encourage denture and partial wearers, along with those dealing with unnecessary daily pain to come in for a consultation. Start each day with a smile again using life like dental implants.