If your missing teeth have been causing you problems, call or click and schedule a no obligation dental implants consultation with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi. Dr. Ivan can determine if you are a good fit for dental implants, even if you have been missing teeth for years.
Unlike dentures, dental implants are surgically placed on or in the jawbone. Once the area or areas have healed, Dr. Valcarenghi will place artificial crowns over the top of the posts. Dental implants are just as strong as your natural teeth and can last for the rest of your life if you stick to good oral hygiene habits. Although you can’t get cavities in your new dental implants, you can still get gum disease.
The main issue for dental implants is enough bone, especially if you have been missing teeth for a while. However, if you do not have enough bone, it can be rebuilt, just like your gums.
These days there are many options for people who have been told that they are poor candidates for missing teeth including bone and tissue grafting. Dr. Valcarenghi can harvest your own bone or use bone substitutes to hold your dental implant posts. There are also other dental implant procedures available including All-On-Four, which avoids bone grafting. With computer guided dental implant placement and CT scans you could be the perfect candidate for dental implants.
Just like the old saying, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it,” your jawbone will shrink if it isn’t exercised properly. The roots of your teeth help stimulate the jaw by chewing, talking, and just being. If you lose a tooth, your jawbone will shrink from disuse. Even a single missing tooth can cause bone shrinkage.
If you have been considering dental implants for missing teeth, call or click and schedule a no obligation dental implants consultation with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi. Dental implants will improve the quality of your life and your self-confidence.