Dental Implants Periodontist
We specialize in replacing missing, damaged, and decayed teeth using dental implants. Dental implants act as a permanent tooth replacement. They are designed to last for years before they need to be replaced or repaired. The better you take care of your implants after you get them, the longer they will last. You can once again have a bright, white smile and eat all the foods you enjoy.
Because dental implants are meant to be permanent, you want to be sure that your treatment is completed by an experienced and skilled doctor. Seeking the expertise of a periodontist will help ensure that your treatment is accurate and predictable, giving you a smile you can love for years to come.
Dental Implants must be done correctly the first time. Our dental implant periodontist is highly skilled and experienced when it comes to placing and securing tooth implants. After the procedure, and your complete recovery, you will not feel any pain or discomfort on or around your implant.
Why Periodontists are More Qualified
You may wonder why we recommend having our periodontist take care of your dental implant as opposed to just having it done by a dentist. Periodontists have more education and training that they attain beyond dental school. They have 2 to 3 additional years of education where they focus and specialize in hard and soft tissue treatments and dental implants. Periodontists also know how to treat gum disease and jawbone loss, so you can regain your oral health and overall facial appearance. Although a dentist can perform an implant, a periodontist is specifically trained and qualified to replace missing teeth. That is why we also recommend our specialist when you are in need of a dental implant.
We also use the latest in advanced technology. This includes virtual planning and surgical software. Using CBCT imaging technology, we can capture precise images of your jawbone, allowing us to offer you even better treatment and detection. The technology combined with the experience and knowledge of our periodontist creates the best solutions for your dental implants and oral health.
When it comes to missing teeth, dental implants are the superior solution. Even one missing tooth can affect the health of the surrounding teeth, gums, and jaw bone. Missing teeth can also greatly impact your appearance and self-esteem. When teeth fall out and are left untreated, your gums and jawbone are affected as well. The result is a sinking appearance in your facial structure. Dental implants can treat and restore your overall appearance because they act as real teeth. Implants also prevent further breakdown of the jaw bone. We take the time to give you quality dental implants. We also teach you how to take care of them so they last you the rest of your life. There are several different types of dental implants. Your specific needs and condition of your teeth will determine which choice is best for you.
The implants are done directly on the bone. This is the best choice if there is not enough bone to hold the implant by itself. Instead, implants are placed on or above the jaw bone where the new tooth is secured.
These are done in the bone and are the most commonly performed implants. Screws and cylinders are used to hold new teeth in place. If you have a bridge or removable dentures, you can still get endosteal implants. Otherwise, a small screw is placed in the jaw bone to hold the replacement tooth.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
These are a viable option for adults who want to avoid dentures. In this procedure, a small titanium screw is secured into your jaw that acts as the root of your missing tooth. It is considered a surgical procedure. A crown is then connected, resulting in a fully functioning implant that acts as a real tooth.
If our periodontist deems you healthy enough, you may qualify for an implant-overdentures. These are a better alternative to traditional dentures. Overdentures can be placed on top of implants. This adds stability, unlike traditional dentures. You will be able to enjoy easier chewing, clearer speech, less discomfort, and no longer have to use denture adhesives.
If you have one or more missing teeth, implant-supported-bridges may be an option. Usually, these patients suffer from a lack of jaw bone support. These implants consist of three different pieces: the implant itself, the abutment, and the restoration.
We take the time to fully assess your oral health before we recommend the best procedure for you. You will always have an initial consultation that includes full x-rays of your mouth. We review your dental history and take impressions of your teeth. If you have several teeth missing, we may also have a CT scan done. Once a final decision has been made, your implant date will be scheduled according to the procedure chosen.
What To Expect After a Dental Implant Procedure?
There are certain things to expect following an implant procedure that are perfectly normal. You will have some discomfort, bleeding, and swelling where work was done. Dental implants are done in multiple visits, so trusting our professionals means your implants will last. Pain medications and antibiotics are also prescribed after your procedure. Our periodontist will go over, in detail, what to expect as you heal. They will also inform you need to do to prevent future damage to your existing teeth and new implants. Following this advice is the only way to ensure you enjoy your new smile for years to come.
If you are missing teeth and would like to know your options, contact our team at Elite Dental today. We can schedule your consultation so you can meet our periodontist. Let us help you regain your health and confidence.
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