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Implants are a tremendous option to replace a single tooth or many teeth. This gallery is designed to show you some of the options that are available using dental implants.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
Modern techniques have made it possible for nearly everyone who is missing teeth to qualify as a candidate for implant treatment. The determining factors are a sufficient amount of quality bone, good oral hygiene, and generally good health.
Prior to implant placement, the remaining teeth and gums need to be healthy. Conscientious oral hygiene and regular check-ups with your dentist are also important for long-term success.
For patients who have already lost significant amounts of bone, simple and predictable
techniques are now available to accomplish bone regeneration prior to implant placement.
Unlike many dentists in the community, Dr. Bharat Rakshak DDS, MDS is skilled in both the surgical placement of the dental implants and the restoration with crown and bridgework. This is a significant advantage for the patient who requires not only a restoration of the natural function but also a beautiful cosmetic result.
What is a dental implant?
Today, the preferred method of tooth replacement is dental implant treatment. Dental implants replace missing tooth roots, and form a stable foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like your natural teeth. Dental implants also preserve the remaining bone by providing the stimulation previously provided by the natural tooth roots.
Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. With dental implants it is not necessary to grind down the adjacent teeth for a bridge, or secure a partial denture to adjacent teeth with clasps which can cause tooth loosening. Implant-supported replacement teeth spare patients many of the disadvantages of traditional false teeth.
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as placement by an experienced and skilled surgeon and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.
Delivery of a tooth is on the same day as an extraction
How does a dental implant work?
The first step in the treatment sequence is placing the implant in the jaw using a gentle surgical procedure. The bone forms a strong bond to the implant after 4-6 months, providing a solid foundation for attaching a replacement tooth (crown). The surgical procedure is completed in a single appointment. Once the implant has fully integrated to the bone an abutment is attached to the implant which then is used to secure the replacement tooth (crown)
What dental implants can do for you…
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
- Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
implant supported bridges
and implant supported dentures
Types of implants in use today…
- Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
Advantages of dental implants over dentures or a bridge…
- Esthetics Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
- Teeth-saving Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
- Immediate loadIn many clinical situations such as immediate extractions and the replacement of several teeth, the tooth replacement or crown can be placed immediately after the implant is placed into the jaw bone.
- Confidence Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They’ll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
- Reliability The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
What is the cost of implant treatment?
Since the individual needs of each patient are different, it is necessary to formulate a treatment plan before the actual cost of treatment can be determined. Many factors are involved in this process, including the number of implants needed, the type of replacement teeth desired, and possible procedures necessary to enhance the final esthetic and functional results. Once the treatment plan has been developed, a fee estimate is determined taking these factors into consideration.
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