Are Dental Implants Right for you?
Have you lost one or more teeth? Are you unhappy with (or cannot tolerate) dentures or other options? Do you want to preserve your remaining natural teeth? Are you afraid to laugh, eat and smile in front of other people?
Most people who have lost teeth can have successful implants! The ideal candidate must be in good health, have healthy gums and sufficient underlying bone. Age is not a drawback. Implants have been successful on many children as well as senior patients.
We will be happy to discuss all the options you have available to return your smile and bite to their natural state. Together, we can make the best decision for your long-term dental health, considering your unique set of circumstances.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (made of synthetic material) that is surgically anchored in your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture in place. Implants are made from different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue.
How long does the process take?
Two to twelve months to complete but each patient heals differently so times will vary. We can advise you about the projected timeline and healing process.
How long will a dental implant last?
This depends not only on the skill and the area in which they were placed but also on the care that you give them afterwards. The majority of implants last 10 years or more.
Will implants reduce jawbone loss?
Yes, implants may reduce jawbone loss in edentulous (i.e., those missing all teeth in one or both jaws) patients.
Single or Multiple Missing Teeth
Dental implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Your regular dentist will make an impression of your jaw and teeth to assure a maximum fit before securing your implant. Several fittings may be required over one or two months. We will guide you through the care required for each step and will be at your side to help you adjust your dental solution.
Dental implants include multiple benefits by restoring:
- Your smile (and confidence)
- Chewing and proper digestion
- Facial features lost due to missing teeth
- Security and comfort of bridges/dentures
- Prevent bone loss
Implants can also be used to stabilize dentures. In some instances, you will have immediately stabilized dentures when you leave our office.
In some cases, implants can be placed the same day as extractions are done. If you have had teeth missing for some time, implants can still be installed. You might have suffered bone loss as bone melts away after extractions.
Most patients express the opinion that discomfort during the implant installation process is comparable to a single extraction.
If you think implants may be the answer or if you would like to talk to our implant treatment coordinator, please call our toll free line at 1-844-428-3422 to schedule a no-cost consultation and assessment, and to learn about Able’s payment plan.