THINK IMPLANTS!!

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Do you find chewing difficult?  Does eating raw vegetables hurt your gum?  Are your dentures loose, causing frequent soreness?  Are your gums shrinking?  You may be a candidate for a denture on implants.

Implants are basically artificial roots to which your denture is affixed, once again making chewing easy and comfortable.  Installed by a surgeon trained in implant procedures, a few implants will serve as anchors for your prosthesis providing all the stability you will need.

The entire process takes six months.  First, two minor surgeries are performed under local anesthetic.  They involve no more discomfort that a couple of extractions.  After ten days of healing, you can wear your prosthesis again with a temporary liner.  Four months later, you undergo a second surgery to position the part of the implant that will be visible inside your mouth and will support your denture.  Next is the stage when your new removable denture is constructed and adjusted.

Healthcare does not cover the cost of dentures on implants.  However, this investment in your quality of likes is tax deductible as a medical expense, and there fore more affordable than you might think at first glance.

In any case, to assure your health, you should allow your choice to be guided by the expertise of the “dental surgeon and denturist” team.

 

Full Lower Replacement

Why Dental Implants?

Once you learn about dental implants, you will finally realize there is a way to improve your life.  When you lose several teeth- whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Now you can start over!  With titanium tooth roots your denturist can offer replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth.  Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self- confidence and peace of mind.

Dental implants fuse with the jawbone to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement.  This concept for oral rehabilitation was developed more then thirty years ago by a Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Pre-Ingvar Branemark.

 

With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

Patient Removable   Denture Option

  1.  Your surgeon place the titanium implants to replace the lost teeth.  These implants will remain covered underneath the gum for approximately 3-4 months.  During this time, the implants should fuse to the bone.
  2. The second step of the procedure involves uncovering the implants and attaching a post to each implant.  This completes the foundation on which your teeth will be placed.
  3. The final step is the placement of your new denture, by your denturist.  With techniques that ensure optimal size, shape, color and fit, your replacement with teeth should blend with your facial characteristics while providing support needed for natural appearance

What Can Be Restored?

Life with a full denture means more then just missing your teeth.  Problems associated with a denture extend far beyond tooth loss, affecting comfort, ability to chew foods, even self image and social functions, without using denture adhesives that will fulfill your expectations for appearance, confidence and security.

Appearance

Besides good function, the ideal results must look like natural teeth both to you and to others.

Confidence  

The ideal replacement for missing teeth must also feel like natural teeth and be easy to clean.  It is important for you to know your teeth are stable while eating, allow you to speak properly, and eliminate the bulkiness and sore gums sometimes associated with dentures.

Security

The long term safety of replacing your lost teeth with dental implants is well established and your doctor will discuss with you a treatment plan designed just for you.

The hope of restoring something important that’s been lost, especially in the human body, is an exciting possibility.  With implants, it is not just a hope, it is a reality.