Dental Implants can have many benefits
over dentures or bridges.
A dental implant can be used to replace a single missing
tooth, restore and entire smile and provide a more permanent
solution to replace other solutions to missing teeth like
dentures or dental bridges. Periodontal disease can
cause tooth loss and with tooth loss your self esteem is
affected and your confidence is lost. Dental
implants are a great alternative for people who are in
generally good oral health that have lost their teeth
due to an accident or have lost a single tooth or teeth due
to peridontal disease. Single tooth implants actually
rely on your other teeth for support so they can be a
tooth saving solution in many ways.
Dental implants have improved
drastically over the past decade with improvements to
implant technology. Materials have improved and
implant education is better than ever. What are dental
implants? They are artificial teeth that are an
alternative to dentures or dental bridges. They are a
more permanent solution and have many benefits that far
exceed the advantages of dentures or bridges. Do you
experience some of the following issues with your dentures
- When eating foods do your dentures shift and click so
that it is uncomfortable?
- Have you ever been public speaking and had issues
where your bridge or denture was shifting and making it
uncomfortable to speak?
- Do you wish you could eat more steak and comfortably
bite into an apple without fear of your denture becoming
- Are you embarassed to smile?
- Have you been experiencing bone loss or gum recession
since wearing dentures or having a dental bridge?
- Have your dentures ever cracked or made it
uncomfortable to fit.
- Do you feel like you've lost the smile you had when
you had your natural teeth?
Benefits of Dental Implants
Appearance - dental implants look far
more esthetic as they are situated in to the structure of
your bone and will prevent bone loss and further gum
recession. The implants look and act more like your
natural teeth as compared to loose fitting dentures and ill
Increased Confidence and Self Esteem- Lets
face it those pastes and denture powders can be a pain to
have to use on a daily basis. Think about it, have you
ever been somewhere where you forgot your denture paste and
had to make a last minute trip to the pharmacy. With
dental implants you no longer have to worry about your
dentures slipping and cracking while eating or speaking.
The look and act like your natural teeth and are secure.
Reliabilty - success rates for dental
implants are very high and the longevity of a implant
restoration can be a lifetime. Of course good
oral health, healthy gum tissue and good bone structure help
increase the effectiveness.
Who Places Dental Implants?
Placing the titanium implant screws into your jawbone are
often done by an oral surgoen, periodontist or
prosthodontist however, some general dentists have taken
extensive dental implant courses and perform there own
surgeries. Other dentists choose to restore the
implants that have already been placed by a specialist.
Common sense prevails, make sure you choose a dentist that
performs dental implant cases on a regular basis. Ask
to see their before and after cases and check credentials.
One of the leading dental implant schools is the Misch
Institute started by Carl Misch, DDS. He runs a
leading implant dentistry training school that has trained
well over 2000 dentists how to utilize dental implants in
|AESTHETIC DENTAL SURGERY
Dental Implants, Implant surgery: Info & Prices
Jawbone Reconstruction & Implant SURGERY
| Treatment :
- full extraction with bone grafts in the upper jaw
- 8 implants with a porcelain dental bridge in the >upper jaw
- IMPLANts – artificial roots
Lose teeth can be replaced by titanium implants. This can be done under local anesthetics or if you wish for sleepsedation.
The amount of jawbone still present, determines the eventual success rate of the implant take. Bone grafts may be required to solidify the jaw substance before starting the implant procedure.
- jaw bone recovery – bone graft
Jawbone recovery will create the proper foundation in the bone to receive the implants.
It is also possible to fill up the sinus-cavities in the upper jaw. This is called a sinus lift. The sinus lift adds volume through solidification of the natural air cavities in the upper jaw.
Four to six months after the sinus lift; your jawbone will be strong enough to receive the metal implants.
On picture 1: you can see that there is not enough bone in the upper jaw (1) for a solid fixation of the implant (2) in the sinus cavity.
On picture 2: artificial bone is being placed in the lower part of the air sinus with the aid of a special drill. The bone thickening that ensues in the following months, assures a proper fixation of the required implants.
SPECIAL PROGRAM LONG DISTANCE PATIENTS
For our long distance patients we offer a special consultation & treatment plan. For most treatments a stay from one to thee weeks in the area will be required. All different treatment fazes will be meticulously coordinated to make your stay as short as possible.
European citizens may opt to visit us twice for a full aesthetic dentistry treatment.