High-Quality Dental Implants
Providing a Long-Term Solution
Are you presently having complications chewing, speaking, and lacking one
or more teeth or feeling embarrassed about your smile? You may want to
look at dental implants. Over 30 million people in America are lacking
their complete set of teeth in one or both jaws. By 74 years of age, 26%
of adolescents have absence of their entire set of permanent teeth. Over
69% of adolescents between the ages of 35 to 44 are lacking at least one
permanent tooth due to a gum disease, trauma, tooth decay or a broken
down root canal.
Dental Implants have proven to be a functionally effective restorative
option for the treatment of missing teeth. In several cases, dental implants
can be the only rational option for the restoration of all needed functionality
of the teeth and supporting framework.
There are a number of reasons why to consider dental implants, including:
- To re-establish the aesthetic look of your smile and facial features
- To recover one or more missing teeth without impairing other teeth
- To clear up bite issues or joint discomfort caused by shifting teeth
- To brace / protect a bridge or denture and aide in overall comfort
- To rebuild chewing function, digestion and speech function
Dental Implants are what?
Dental implants are meticulous installments that are used to re-establish
the root of a lacking tooth. The titanium screws and cylinders are secured
into the jawbone where it can reinforce a single or multiple teeth bridge,
tooth crown or support a partial or full removable dentures.
The oral surgeons at Sacramento Surgical Arts, PC have several years of
experience in establishing dental implants.
The Causes of Tooth Loss
The causes of tooth loss are because of:
- Gum Disease
- Tooth decay
- Failed Root Canals
- Over usage
- Genetic defects
What Will Happen if I Do Not Receive Treatment?
You may feel embarrassed when you smirk or speak. Tooth loss can have a
detrimental effect on day to day activities such as eating, which may
turn into health issues such as malnutrition.
Also, you may also encounter bone deterioration if you are lacking teeth.
Bones can degrade and lose strength when there is not another tooth reinforcing
it, it leaves insufficient amount of bone in place in order to set an
implant in the future.
Missing teeth can cause spacing issues as our teeth will try to close gaps
naturally. This spacing can cause issues increasing oral hygiene difficulty
which may lead to gum disease.
Should You Get Dental Implants?
In several cases, implants have proven to be longer lasting than dentures
or bridges. Singular implants can support crowns replacing an individual
lacking tooth. Dental implants are also capable of acting as a brace on
a dental bridge aiding in the replacement of several teeth. Individuals
who have full dentures many times struggle with stability and pain which
in turn limits their oral function. Dental implants set to aide in support
of a denture can lessen discomfort and give you the ability to chew with
How to Get Dental Implants
The significance of dental implants is to implement both a functioning
and supportive connection between the dental implant and your bone. This
procedure is done through what is called Osseo-integration, which fastens
the root of the dental implant to your jaw bone.
The specialist will do a comprehensive oral exam and evaluate the condition
that your primary dentist has referred you for. This will include but
may not be limited to:
- Review of your medical and dental history
- Dental examination
- Bite examination
- Measurement of jawbones height and length
- Anatomic features are located (nerve locations and proximity of sinuses)
- Oral x-rays
- Three-dimensional scans of bone
If your doctor feels you are a suitable recipient for dental implants,
a medical treatment strategy will be put in place for you and choices
of anesthesia discussed. After this an appointment to start the treatment
plan can be made.
The specialist will have to ready the location where the tooth is lacking
before setting the implant. This may include eliminating of excessive
gum tissues or bone, rebuilding and reshaping areas of bone.
A doctor will set the implant (a tiny titanium post) into your jawbone
and let it heal to reinforce to the jawbone. This entire process typically
takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months. A semi-permanent tooth can be set in
your mouth while the implant is healing.
When the implant has reinforced to the jawbone, the permanent fake tooth
can then be set on top of the implant by your primary or specialist dentist.
When involving dentures, your primary dentist will secure the implants
to the denture.
Dental Implants are Successful!
Dental implants are being successfully used for more than 30 years. Studies
are uninterruptedly showing success percentages over 95%.
Caring for Your Dental Implants
Dental implants adhere to your bone, therefore crowns adhered to your implants
will look and function similarly to your natural teeth. Remember when
cleaning your implants you need to use the correct oral hygiene techniques
that you use on your own natural teeth.
In various cases, doctors will prescribe a mouth rinse to be used daily.
If you are unable to maintain good oral care, your dental implants may fail.
Give us a call
today at (844) 673-9131 to make an appointment with a Sacramento oral surgeon.