Do missing teeth have you down in the dumps? Are you tired of hiding your smile and having to pick and choose what you can eat when you dine out? If this describes you, the team at Relax Dental has your solution. We can use dental implants to replace any number of missing teeth so you can smile with confidence again and enjoy all your favorite foods.
Plus, if you get started with your dental implant treatment now, there’s a good possibility that it can be completed before the holidays! How would you like to go into the holiday season with a full set of beautiful and functional teeth?
Imagine showing up at holiday parties, ready to nosh on anything that’s served. You won’t have to decline delicious and nutritious food and hors d’oeuvres from the host because of missing teeth. In addition, you’ll have a beautiful smile that you’ll want to show off to everyone, especially if you’ve been missing teeth for a while.
Dental Implants Serve as Artificial Teeth Roots
You may have heard of dental implants before, but never really thought about them or what they are. You may be wondering what the big deal is with implants and how they can give you your teeth back.
The technology behind implants has come a long way in the last 50 to 60 years. Although implants have been around in one form or another for many years, they have become very popular in recent decades.
Most of their popularity is due to the fact that it was discovered that titanium fuses easily with the bone in your jaw. In fact, when a titanium dental implant is inserted into your jawbone, a chemical process fuses the implant and the bone into one. New bone material will actually grow around the implant.
Consequently, titanium dental implants function as a wonderful base for many kinds of replacement teeth, including:
- Single crowns
- Full fixed arches of teeth
You May Be Able to Get Your New Teeth Faster Than You Thought
When we surgically place implants into your jaw, there is normally a healing period of several months, during which the fusing process takes place between the implant and bone. At the end of this process, we can attach your new teeth.
However, there is an innovative technique known as All-on-4® that can allow you to get your implants and new teeth all in one day! The secret behind All-on-4 is that we’ll use just four precisely placed implants per arch (upper, lower, or both). Two implants will be placed vertically and two will be placed at angles.
The best part about All-on-4 is that we can usually attach a set of temporary teeth to the implants the same day. You can begin using them right away, so you’ll never be without your teeth again. Your final restorations will be made by our lab partner in the meantime, and you’ll return to our office to have them placed when they’re ready.
When you come in for your initial consultation, your dentist can determine if you’re a good candidate for the All-on-4 procedure. Even if you’re not, we can use a traditional dental implant procedure to restore your teeth in most cases. If your jawbone is thin or weak, you may first require a bone graft to strengthen your jaw. Don’t worry, however, as we can perform that procedure right here in our office.
No matter which type of dental implants you end up getting, you can count on them to restore your smile and your bite. You’ll be ready for the holidays and beyond with your new teeth.