Posts Tagged "Dental Implants"

How Safe Are Dental Implants?

Posted on Oct 15, 2017

When patients consider their options to replace missing teeth, many appreciate the numerous benefits that dental implants offer over traditional removable dentures. Among the many dental implant benefits you get from Pearl Dental Care are: renewed ability to bite and chew firmly, not having to remove removable teeth replacement (dentures) for special care implants match the color and shape of existing teeth It is only naturally for patients to have concerns when getting dental implants. One of the most typical questions they ask before deciding to undergo this procedure is “Are dental implants safe?” The Safety of Dental Implants Dental implants provide you with replacement roots for the teeth that you have lost. These rods are constructed from titanium in most cases. Since titanium is a biocompatible material, your body should have no problem accepting it. Your dentist implants the titanium rods, called abutments, into the spot left open by the missing teeth. These provide a sturdy foundation when your dentist attaches your permanent dentures several weeks or months later. The reason you must wait to have the replacement teeth attached is that the bone surrounding the implant needs time to fuse together and attach itself to the new roots. The term for this process is osteointegration. It is necessary to enable your new permanent dentures to function in the same capacity as your remaining teeth. Dental implant surgery is the only restorative dentistry procedure that stimulates natural bone that remains under the missing teeth. Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants? Although most people with missing teeth are eligible for dental implants, there are a few health conditions and lifestyle habits will exclude a small percentage of patients. If you want the convenience that you just can’t find with removable dentures, we encourage you to contact our dental office in Pomona to request a free consultation and CT Scan with Dr. Changela. In addition to answering questions about safety concerns, he will discuss the procedure in-depth and describe how to care for dental implants after placement. We look forward to helping you improve the aesthetics and functionality of your...

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Facts about dental implant supported dentures

Posted on Dec 16, 2015

Facts about dental implant supported dentures

What are implant supported dentures? An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto the implants. The use of dental implants to stabilize dentures has proven to be successful for many people. The number continues to grow as word spreads about the effectiveness and long-term durability of the treatment. Why implant supported dentures? Many people struggle to keep their dentures secure, particularly in the lower jaw due to aging and bone loss. This causes dentures to become extremely loose and therefore hard to eat, drink, and even to speak. Although there are adhesives for loose dentures not everybody is too fond of it. It can get messy and frustrating having to put so much adhesive throughout the day. Fortunately, there is a way to make your denture work the way it was intended stabilize it with dental implants. Benefits of denture stabilization: Restores proper chewing, allowing a better diet and improved health Improves speech and confidence Increases comfort with less irritation of gum tissue Ends the cost and inconvenience of denture adhesives What can I expect? During your first surgery, implants will be placed into your jawbone. You’ll be required to wait three to six months before you can have the second surgery; this period of time allows the implants to fuse to your jawbone. The second surgery exposes the tops of your implants. Then a “healing cap” is placed at the top of the implant for about 10-14 days. After that your dentist will then take impressions to start the fitting process of your dentures. This process is fairly long but in the long run it will be absolutely worth it! If you would like to know more, please call our office at 909-839-1004 Do you know someone thinking of getting dental implants or dentures? Then please share this post by clicking the share buttons...

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