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Dental implants have the ability to last for a lifetime, but only if they are cared for properly. Like natural teeth, gum disease and other oral health problems can impact the stability of dental implants. This is why it’s so important that you maintain a solid oral hygiene routine after they have been placed.
Dental implants have the ability to restore complete strength, function, and beauty to smiles impacted by missing teeth. Equally impressive, once accepted into the jawbone, implants can last for a lifetime - so long as proper care is taken to keep surrounding tissue free of disease and infection. Fortunately, this isn’t a significant undertaking. In fact, it may not take much more than you are currently doing.
A fixed dental bridge is one that has been secured in place to guard against its coming loose, slipping, or falling out. Typically, this is accomplished by placing a dental crown over the two closest and adjacent teeth to which a metal wing can be bonded.
June is Men’s Health Month. Do you have untreated oral health issues that are impacting your quality of life? Issues such as TMJ and sleep apnea can have far reaching consequences when left untreated. This June, take time to consider your oral health and give Dr. Konig a call to discuss any concerns you might be having.
Dental implants are inserted into the jaw where they replace the roots of missing teeth. Following insertion, dental implants undergo a process called osseointegration during which osteoblasts and connective tissue in the jaw adhere to tiny holes on the surface of each implant. This serves to secure the implants into the jaw, where they can provide a long-lasting base for restorations such as bridges, dentures, or crowns.
A surgical facelift targets the middle and lower areas of the face. During facelift surgery, skin is removed, and fat and tissue are repositioned to produce a lifted and more youthful appearance – sometimes reducing apparent age by as much as 10 years. Facelifts in the the dental office, by comparison, are non-surgical and can correct the lower one third of the face.
There are a number of options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Why choose dental implants? Dental bridges and dentures have come a long way in reliability, function, and appearance. Why would anyone decide to have dental implants placed when quick and simple options like these exist? The reason is actually quite simple: dental implants are superior in every way to all other tooth replacement options.
Dental implant technology continues to improve and the results and techniques have become very predictable from single teeth to multiple teeth, to full mouth dental implants. This blog will focus on replacing multiple teeth utilizing advanced implant planning and placement.
Here are three pictures of different types of dental implant prosethesis (Left to Right- Single Tooth Replacement, Fixed Bridges, Complete Denture Prostheses):
A large number of patients have unstable lower dentures that do not allow them to eat or speak without the denture flopping around. Dental Implant Dentist Dr. Konig utilizes dental implants to stabilize these dentures. However, sometimes a patient’s health can be a contraindication to placing conventional dental implants.