Whether it is one missing tooth or a whole mouth, losing teeth is an ordeal we hate to see our patients go through. That is why we put such emphasis on dentistry that preserves and protects teeth for life. But sometimes, medications, poor early hygiene, accidents, or hereditary problems can step in, and despite our best efforts, teeth can become lost or too damaged and painful to save. Don’t worry! We have a solution that will get your mouth feeling, functioning, and looking just the way the Creator intended it too – with implant dentistry!
What Are Dental Implants?
Just as the name suggests, implants are dental restorations that are implanted in your mouth for the long term. They consist of titanium posts, surgically placed into your jawbone to replace your tooth roots, and beautiful, custom-created crowns or dentures to replace the part of your tooth that shows.
Together, these posts and crowns can replace one, a few, or a whole set of teeth. Individual teeth are replaced with single crowns that are so beautiful and life-like, you probably won’t be able to distinguish it from the natural teeth in your smile. If you are missing a few teeth, we will create a bridge or denture that, unlike traditional bridges and dentures, are not removed and will never slip or pinch.
Why Choose Dental Implants Instead of Dentures
Even though the dentures we create here at Victor H. Burdick, Jr. DDS are beautiful and custom-fitted, they can’t protect the bone in your jaw from resorption, a bone-loss process that actually occurs all the time, but accelerates the moment you lose a tooth or teeth. You see, your jaw bone needs constant stimulation from chewing and biting to stay strong. Without that stimulation, the bone simply stops regenerating and begins to shrink. This shrinkage can cause anything from shifting of remaining teeth, dentures that constantly need to be adjusted, and moments of embarrassment while eating or speaking, all the way to a permanently aged appearance and TMJ disorder issues such as chronic migraines.
Dental implants act just like a natural tooth root does, keeping the bone stimulated and regenerating as it should. Plus, you can throw away your dental adhesive and forget about removing your dentures for soaking and cleaning at night. Just brush and floss the way you always did your natural teeth!
With tooth implants, you can renew your confidence, eat what you want, and simply start enjoying life the way you ought to.
How We Can Help
We start by assessing your lifestyle, oral health, and the health of your bone. If you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will refer you to one of our trusted oral surgeons for the surgical placement of your implant posts. Once the posts are healed, we will create your natural-looking replacement teeth. These tooth replacements, whether single crowns or full dentures, will stay in your smile all day and all night so you can eat, laugh, and live with total comfort and confidence. What a gift!