Dental Implants

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All About Dental Implants

Don’t feel ashamed about having missing teeth as an adult. Recent surveys from the American Dental Association show that close to 70% of adults over the age of 35 have lost at least one permanent tooth. Once the age rises above 60, the percentage is much higher. Dental implants are the most reliable way to replace these teeth.

Permanent Tooth Replacement for Your Lifetime

Whether you have multiple teeth missing or just a single tooth, we have a permanent solution for a natural-looking smile for life. Modern dental implants are designed for lifetime tooth replacement. They’re a cost-effective way to get permanent dentures as well.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Matched carefully to your natural teeth
  • Nearly as strong as a natural tooth without adhesives
  • Built to last the rest of your lifetime
  • No need to remove your teeth at night or struggle with certain foods
  • No impact on the surrounding healthy teeth
  • Preserves jawbone tissue.

What Makes Dental Implants So Popular?

With nearly half a million people around the world getting dental implants each year, this procedure is one of the most popular options for smile restoration. But what makes a tooth implant so popular?

1. Dental Implant Cost Effectiveness

Bridges and dentures are generally replaced every 7 to 15 years. In contrast, dental implants generally only need upkeep for the rest of your life. The savings are substantial once you average these costs out over the much longer lifespan of the dental implant.

2. Full Mouth Dental Implants Look Great

Whether you need a whole mouth of dental implants or just a single tooth replaced, dental implants blend into the mouth for a natural-looking smile. They’re nearly as strong as natural teeth, restoring your ability to bite and chew.

3. Maintain Oral Health By Closing Smile Gaps

Dental implants are resistant to decay and won’t get cavities. As long as you brush and get your regular cleanings, your dental implant can boost your oral health rather than compromising it. Filling in the gaps in your smile prevents tooth shifting and jawbone loss.

4. Long-Lasting Repairs to Your Smile

The posts used for anchoring dental implants into your jawbone leads to a permanent fusion. The titanium undergoes a process known as osseointergration, which means the new implant has a structure similar to the natural tooth root. You’ll restore your facial shape and stabilize your bite for good.

Dental implants are the best choice for cost-effective tooth replacement. They’re easier to keep clean than other restoration options and help maintain good oral health. If you’re considering this kind of restoration for your smile, contact us here at Gio Aldama, DMD Family Dentistry.

Denture Implants

Find Implant-Secured Dentures That are Stable and Strong

If you already have dentures, you’ve likely experienced slipping and lack of grip. Dental implants can make all the difference for this kind of case by securing the dentures and keeping them from moving around. The result is a strong set of dentures that acts nearly identical to your natural teeth.

Schedule a consultation today with our team to determine if you’re a good fit for this kind of advanced smile restoration treatment.

Reasons to Choose Implant-Secured Dentures

  • Reduced Bone Loss
  • Using the titanium implant stimulates bone tissue, which is lost in the jaw when only dentures are used.
  • Stronger Bite
  • Chew, bite, and smile with confidence with anchored dentures.
  • Reduction in Pain
  • Eliminate sore spots caused by pressure points from traditional dentures.

Three Popular Myths About Dental Implants

1. Age Restricts Use

It’s true that there are some age-related conditions like osteoporosis that can interfere with dental implants. Yet there are also patients in their 70s, 80s, and 90s who can get dental implants without concern. Talk to your dentist rather than assuming you don’t qualify.

2. Implants Are Painful

Anesthesia and sedation techniques ensure you don’t feel any pain during the initial surgeries. Pain medication and at-home treatments reduce any soreness afterwards. After a few days, you’ll forget you even had the implant put in place.

3. All Dentists Can Provide Them

You need a dentist with more than just basic training in dental implant procedures. Look for a professional with advanced education and experience for precision placement and fewer complications. Our team not only has the training in handling these procedures for patients of all kinds, we’ve handled hundreds of treatments for our patients.

Schedule a visit with us today to find out how dental implants could restore your smile.

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