Dental Implants

 

Dental Implants

Dr. Naz will implant, design and fit the replacement teeth or do restorative work on faulty crowns, renewing your smile and your chewing ability.

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    Is Age a Factor?

    Occasionally, older patients express concern to Dr. Naz that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. The dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.

    Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

    • Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is.
    • There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement.
    • Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
    • Dental Implants LOOK and FEEL like natural teeth.

    What is a Dental Implant?

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    A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.

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    Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.

    The Dental Implant Procedure

    The implant team usually includes either a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who implants the posts into the patient’s mouth, and a prosthodontist or general dentist who designs and fits the replacement teeth or permanent bridge. Dr. Naz will implant, design and fit the replacement teeth or do restorative work on faulty crowns all in one office.

    At the first appointment, we use an X-ray to determine if the jaw bone is adequate to hold the titanium posts. Models of the mouth are often made using a soft, pliable plastic compound. These models show where the gaps are located and provide measurements for a replacement tooth or a bridge. Treatment with dental implants is complicated and takes meticulous planning for best results. Today the implants being placed often only require one surgical procedure using a local anaesthetic and sedative.

    How Will Dental Implants Affect My Life?

    Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

    When you arrive for your consultation, Dr. Naz will first spend time discussing your concerns and expectations and will then proceed to give you a careful examination of your mouth to assess what needs to be done to provide you with the best possible smile. Once the assessment is completed, Dr. Naz will then be able to explain the options that would be needed to give you the smile that you want.

     

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