Designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth, dental implants are changing lives across the world. Tooth loss is an all-too-common problem nowadays, but patients who receive dental implants will smile with confidence.
Dental Implants are natural looking tooth implants with tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. With dental implants, you can smile your best smile while eating virtually anything.
Do you wish you could have a full, beautiful smile again, but are put off by the long treatment times and multiple visits required for traditional dental implants? With "Teeth in a Day," you can receive a full set of dental implants in just one visit to our office. Using advanced technology and techniques, our team of experienced oral surgeons can place implants and attach a full set of functional, natural-looking teeth in just one day..
A bone grafting procedure involves adding new bone or synthetic material to the jawbone to strengthen and support it. If you're missing teeth or have been told that you're not a candidate for dental implants due to insufficient jawbone density, a bone grafting procedure may be a viable surgery option for you. It can help to create a solid foundation for dental implants or other dental procedures, improving the long-term success and stability of the treatment.
A dental bridge is a row of replacement teeth that is supported by dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for the bridge. An implant-supported dental bridge can replace a section of missing teeth, providing a permanent and stable solution that allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
If you're missing all or most of your teeth, snap-on dentures may be the solution you've been looking for. Snap-on dentures are a type of removable denture that is secured in place using dental implants. This provides a stable and secure fit, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. If you're considering snap-on dentures, don't hesitate to contact our office to learn more. Our team of experienced dental professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if snap-on dentures are the right choice for you.
If you're considering dental implants but have been told that you don't have enough bone in your upper jaw, a sinus lift procedure may be the solution you've been looking for. A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that involves adding new bone to the upper jaw, in the area of the molars and premolars. This can help to provide a strong foundation for dental implants, improving their long-term success and stability. With proper care, a sinus lift procedure can provide long-lasting results, helping to preserve the health and function of your teeth and jaw.
AduIts missing one or more individual teeth are viable candidates for the dental implants procedure. Ideal candidates will also have healthy gum tissue and jaw bones that are able to support the implants. Adolescents may be able to receive dental implants if their jawbone is fully developed, which is usually around ages 16 to 18. Most doctors will also recommend that patients be in good health overall. Dental implants are not recommended for smokers.
Consultation Appointment. Patients will request an appointment and can expect to hear back from our staff in a timely manner. For the first appointment, our staff will go over your medical history and look at the area needing to be treated. During the appointment, patients will go over treatment options. Our doctor will determine during this time whether dental implants are the right choice for the patient. If not, Dr. Baldwin may go over alternative treatments that we offer at our practice. Following this visit, a surgery date will be scheduled by our front office staff.
Surgical Procedure. Once the date is in the books, patients will arrive for the treatment. We recommend having somebody drop off and pick up the patient due to anesthesia or any other sedation that may be administered. Patients and their families can expect the procedure to take around 1 to 2 hours total. This includes time for anesthesia as well as dressing the patient for a sterile surgical environment. The dentist makes a cut in your gums to place the implant into the jawbone in the location of your missing tooth. Once it's placed, the dentist closes the gums over the implant so that it remains covered.
Recovery. Patients can expect the healing process to take 2 to 4 months. After the implants are placed, you may experience some bruising, swelling, minor bleeding, and pain. You may be advised to eat soft foods, cold foods, and warm soup while you're healing. To help with any pain, your dentist will probably suggest over-the-counter medications, including Advil (ibuprofen). Dental implants typically require the same dental hygiene as your regular teeth. To keep them healthy, brush your teeth twice a day, floss, and see your dentist for regular follow-up appointments.
Replacing teeth that are missing or damaged can change your life for the better. Dental implants offer benefits that are not necessarily available with other treatment options. Many patients ask about dental implants when they come to see us. Here’s a few reasons why: