If you’ve ever experienced having a traditional fixed bridge or removable dentures, you probably had the same mixed feelings that many others have. It’s good to have a complete smile and to have something to chew with, but what is less satisfactory is losing material from neighboring teeth (fixed bridges) and using the messy adhesive every day (dentures). Furthermore, dentures have still been known to slide or move around, especially when speaking or chewing. Why settle for a flawed solution when you can have our 11516 dental implants? Here at Advanced Implant Dentistry and Oral Restoration, we want to replace the tooth or teeth that you have lost, and we do so with the state-of-the-art in full-tooth restorations.
The most common reason that people seek out our 11516 dental implants is having empty space visible where once a tooth stood. But there are other good reasons for addressing a missing tooth. Your others can shift, causing discomfort and possibly throwing your jaws out of alignment. Chewing may also be less efficient. This is particularly so if the tooth was in the back. In addition to all of the above, our 11516 dental implants also preserve your facial contours and prevent gum and bone tissue from eroding. How do they manage this? Because while traditional bridges and dentures simply sit atop your gums, an implant is anchored beneath the gum line, just like your real teeth are. The first stage is to surgically place a titanium post in your jaw bone. Your bone tissue grows around the post and fuses with it. The process takes a few months. At that time, a tooth-colored crown, made to precise standards from impressions, is cemented to the post. It looks, feels, and acts like a natural tooth.
Please reach out to our office to schedule an examination and consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for an implant.