What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are considered a “prosthetic tooth”, replacing all parts of the natural tooth and supporting your overall oral health.
They consist of 3 basic parts which are implemented over a period of several months to allow time for tissues to heal and the implant to integrate with your natural bone.
Dental implants stimulate healthy bone cell growth as a result of the titanium post which acts like a tooth root. This will reduce bone loss in the jaw and the subsequent shrinkage which can affect your overall appearance.
A dental implant will last a lifetime with proper dental care, allowing you to enjoy the best possible quality of life with a functional smile.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Although patients will typically have options for replacing one or more lost teeth, dental implants will provide the mast natural appearance and function for your smile.
- 98% success rate – highest of any dental procedure!
- Helps to avoid bone loss and gum recession associated with tooth loss.
- Restores proper chewing, leading to a better diet and improved health.
- Avoids grinding down healthy teeth for conventional bridgework.
- Improves speech.
- Increases comfort.
- Helps promote long-term facial integrity.
During your consultation, Dr. Patel will discuss all aspects of your treatment options, including treatment time and cost. He will work with you to ensure that your dentistry provides the best result for your health, goals and budget.
About Dental Implants
There are several ways in which dental implants can be used to replace missing or lost teeth. Dr. Kush or Krutav Patel will address your specific dental health needs with the appropriate option.
Missing one or two teeth?
Dental implants can be used to replace one or two teeth. Usually, the implant is placed and restored with a porcelain dental crown or bridge. Dental implants can be used to replace teeth that are congenitally missing or teeth that have been lost due to accidents, tooth decay, gum disease or other reasons.
The tooth implant will help to maintain the bone structure and prevent neighboring teeth from moving or shifting, which can cause additional problems and/or tooth loss.
Missing several teeth?
If you are missing several teeth in a row, dental implants can be placed to support a hybrid-bridge or partial denture.
Missing all of your teeth?
There are a variety of treatment techniques to replace all of your missing teeth using dental implants. Ill fitting dentures can be permanently secured with the use of several mini dental implants.
Favored solutions include “All on Four” Dental Implants and “Teeth in a Day” which offer immediate function dental implants, so you never have to go a day without your smile.