Can Implant Support my Dentures:
Removable Partial/ Complete Dentures rely on the supporting bone/ tissue to provide for stability, support & retention. However, some individuals do not have the proper anatomical structure to allow for highly functional dentures. Implants allow dentures to lock into place and provide for a means that allow the dentures to remain stable in the mouth through chewing forces & everyday forces that can allow for dislocation.
How much do dental implants cost?
The fee associated with dental implants is dependent on a variety of variables including but not limited to: # of appointments, # of implants, Imaging, Type of Implant Case. Unfortunately, these variables can vary the price extensively. A dental consultation will provide a better outlook on the fees necessary.
How long will it take to receive my implant supported crown?
As mentioned above, every implant case has a variety of variable with treatment including surgical and dental considerations. Some cases last a couple of months while others may last over a year. The treatment time is dependent on the patient’s expectations, the quality of bone, the technique provided as well as the material used. The dentist and implant surgeon will work with your expectations to provide treatment that can be coordinated with your everyday life.
What are the risks of dental implants?
Any type of surgery has a certain amount or risks associated with it. Dental implants have been proven to be safe and effective. Implant surgery has revolutionized the way we replace teeth in dentistry & offers a permanent solution.
Complications from dental implant surgery may include: Sinus Problems, Nerve Damage, Implant Failure, Infection…etc. However, the dentist & implant surgeon take extensive measures to avoid these problems through extensive imaging and analysis of the jawbone in the associated implant site. The surgeon will go over each risk before implant placement.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Protect healthy bone structure. Spaces between teeth lead to a variety of problems throughout an individuals lifetime. Teeth follow the path of least resistance; thus, adjacent & opposing teeth slowly drift into the space allotted over time. This will lead to misaligned teeth that may affect the way ones teeth come together over time. In addition, jawbone can deteriorate if not stimulated throughout one’s lifetime. The dental implant provides a stress ot the bone which can counteract bone deterioration over time.
- Speech. Spacing between teeth can also affect the way one speaks. Ur natural teeth serve as areas for our tongue to rest on when making certain noises or enunciating certain letters. Thus, replacing the space with an implant can allow some individuals to regain proper speech.
- Chewing. Those that are missing their back teeth likely have problems masticating on certain foods. Our back teeth help us chew food into smaller particles that we can swallow and digest. The front teeth allow us to incise certain food particles. Thus replacing these teeth can restore some of the function that was lost from losing that particular tooth.
- Permanent. Dentures are truly a remarkable advent in dentistry. However, sometimes dentures can be problematic if the anatomical support isn’t there to keep the denture in place throughout the day. If dentures aren’t providing the functional medium needed, consider implants as a way to hold the denture in place in the future.