Have you been considering getting dental implants to fill in where you have missing teeth? If so, then you are making a very smart and sensible choice. They look and feel natural, they allow you to keep eating the foods that you love, and they can easily last you the rest of your life with proper care and maintenance. Come in and see us here at Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics if you want to find out how dental implants can improve your life and your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is used to act as the root of a tooth after an extraction or when a tooth is missing for any other reason. A dental implant can be made out of titanium or zirconium, and it is surgically installed in your jaw bone to support a false tooth appliance. This false tooth, also known as a dental implant restoration, can be an implant-supported crown, implant-supported bridge, or an implant-supported denture.
You can use a dental implant to help replace just one tooth, several different teeth around your mouth, or even all of your teeth. The ultimate goals of implants are to help restore both the function of the missing tooth and the aesthetics of the space where the tooth once was.
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Replace a Single Tooth with a Dental Implant
Traditionally, missing teeth were a common part of aging. As a person aged, their teeth declined, the dental restoration options were limited. Dental implants have changed that.
The initial clinical work began in the 1960's, and today the long term results are clear: dental implants are not only a valid option in restoring teeth, but they are known to be the most successful long-term restoration over any other option.
If you are only missing a single tooth, you should consider a single dental implant. Without the implant, your jawbone will start to deteriorate and the surrounding teeth will begin to collapse into the gap. A dental implant is the best long-term tooth replacement solution.
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Replace Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants
After we lose teeth, there are options to replace them, including dental bridges, partial and full dentures. The replacement teeth require retention, whether from clasps, relying on neighboring teeth, or relying on suction. All of these methods allow for retention, but none of them are permanent or will help keep the jaw bone healthy.
Bone loss will disrupt these retention methods requiring frequent adjustments and alterations. It is only with multiple dental implants that you can get a solid, permanent retention and tooth replacement solution. That's because we are not just replacing the tooth, but replacing the base that the tooth once was built on, the tooth's root.
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All on 4® Treatment Concept
Restoring your teeth can be easier than you think. With the All on 4® Treatment Concept, we can surgically retain your denture device, giving you a firm set of permanent teeth. Our team at Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics can show you how this system not only restores your function, but allows you to forget that you had ever lost your teeth. Whether you are new to dentures or have been wearing them for years, no matter the amount of bone available, we can retain your dentures with. By choosing All on 4®, our patients can walk into our office with no healthy teeth remaining and leave with a full set of permanent teeth.
Dentures are a tale as old as time; scientists are continuously finding remains of someone trying to restore their anciet missing teeth. Made from shell, wood, or metal, the objective has been clear: people want, and need, functioning teeth. The problem has always been that the various options of restored teeth have never been a good option. Dentures have never been known for either their comfort or function.
The biggest hassle with dentures is supporting them so that they stay in place. Whether it's suction or adhesives, there is just no good way to keep those dentures still. They slip, rock around in your mouth causing sore spots, reduce your sensation of taste by covering the roof of your mouth, and sometimes even fall out at the most embarrassing of times. Patients who wear traditional dentures find that they even stop eating a large variety of foods and keep their social engagements limited. Dentures have never been comfortable, but now, they can be. The All on 4® Treatment Concept doesn't rely on any outside source to keep your dentures in place, they rely on dental implants to fix your dentures so that they never move or shift again.
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