Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental / radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Nguyen or by a specialist suggested by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental Implant procedures have become very popular with cosmetic dentists and their patients because it is an attractive, permanent, and highly successful solution. There are very few dental implant problems and the general success rate is approximately 98%. One of the keys to the popularity of dental implants is that they do not alter or negatively affect the adjacent teeth. Given their multiple benefits, the cost of dental implants is very reasonable.
- Permanence and Durability – implants are designed to last the lifetime of the patient with proper care; the metal post will permanently fuse with the jaw bone
- Appearance – implants look like real teeth and improve the smile of the patient
- Self-Image – implants function like real teeth, therefore there is no bone loss or change in facial appearance due to missing teeth
- Comfort – more comfortable than bridges or dentures
- Easier to Eat – all of the force required for chewing food is transferred to the jaw bone, just as a natural tooth would perform; the gums and adjacent teeth do not bear any unnatural forces
- Impact on Adjacent Teeth – since dental implants look and “act” like real teeth, there is no negative affect on adjacent teeth; in other words, the adjacent teeth are not required to do “extra work” for chewing because an implant functions like a normal tooth
- Periodic Adjustments – usually never for implants; “yes” for bridges and dentures