Benefits of Dental Implants
We, at Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, cannot say enough good things about dental implants. If you have one tooth missing, several teeth missing, or currently wear dentures, you can improve your smile both functionally and aesthetically with implants. The following information will show you why dental implants are one of the more popular dental restorations in the world today.
Why Are Dental Implants the Ideal Restoration?
Dental implants are often touted by dental patients, as they give a person back their smile - a smile that may be currently marred by missing teeth, gaps, chips, or severe decay. Therefore, the addition of titanium posts, known as dental implants, can be used to connect one of various dental prostheses. These prostheses can include a fixed bridge, implant-supported dentures, a single crown, or several crowns at various spots in the mouth. If you have dental implants placed, you can fix your smile in one or more ways, easily and conveniently.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
If you decide on dental implants, you will need to arrange a time for surgery. The surgery for one implant may take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your particular dental needs. Normally, you will receive a local anesthesia, which quickly wears off after the procedure. Also, you will need to wait for the implant site to heal before you add a prosthesis. In the interim, we can add a temporary restoration during the healing process, which lasts around 4 to 6 months.
Why Are Implants Good for Denture Wearers?
If you wear dentures, you can have implants placed to support your fixed-removable dentures. These types of dentures allow you to greatly improve your smile and forego using denture adhesives. While the dentures can be removed for cleaning, they snap solidly into place without the need for any messy fixative. Therefore, implants are especially popular among denture wearers today.
You can also place dentures onto implants, using a treatment model known as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. With this treatment method, dentures are attached to only four implants - two on the top and two at the bottom. This type of restoration allows the patient to wear dentures and avoid the required bone graft if their bone has resorbed.
How Long Do Implants Last?
As long as you practice good dental hygiene and visit our office for professional cleanings and exams, you can enjoy your implants for life. Even if they may cost more than other restorations, implants offer a solid return on investment in terms of enhanced self-confidence, better health, and a more pleasing smile.
Are Implants Worth the Cost?
While the cost may be high for one implant, you won’t be disappointed by the money you spend. That is because the longevity of the implant and its cost for care offset the upfront cost. For example, when you have implants in place, you don’t have to buy messy adhesives if you wear dentures. You also never have to worry about decay. You can visit our office for a cleaning and exam and never have to pay to have an implant tooth filled or root-canaled again. Therefore, an implant is well worth the investment toward better oral health and a more beautiful smile.
If you would like to arrange a consultation to learn more about implants, call Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants at (737) 309-4351 today. Find out how you too can enjoy the benefits associated with dental implant technology.