Replacing missing teeth with dental implants will offer key benefits for your oral health and quality of life when compared to more traditional options which are often removable. Dr. Weinstock is a leading local implant dentist with advanced training and years of experience placing all types of dental implants.
Dental implants are meant to be a permanent dental restoration that can last a lifetime if cared for properly. Of patients who were missing all of their teeth, long term studies (more than 30 years) show an 80 to 90 percent success rate. For patients missing one or several teeth, six year studies show a success rate of greater than 90 percent. This actually compares favorably with other areas of the body that receive implant replacement (such as hips or knees).
Teeth implants have been around for years, but recent advances have made them even better. They are now the next best solution to natural teeth. Dentists can make custom restorations that look like real teeth. Even the type of implants and techniques used to place them allow for patients with less bone to receive dental implants. Almost anyone can qualify for some form of dental implant restored restoration!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide patients with a range of long term oral and overall health benefits. Patients with dental implants enjoy restored function to the bite, improved speech, and normal chewing ability. Dental implants also help prevent damage to the natural teeth that are remaining, additional tooth loss, and bone loss in the jaw.
When left untreated, missing teeth can cause the jaw to lose structural stability. This leads to bone loss which will cause the patient to look older than they are. Changes in the fit and structure of the bite can also impact comfort and function. This will lead to additional complex dental problems. Dental implants can help with these problems. An implant supported dental restoration replaces the tooth root as well as the crown portion of the tooth. Additional benefits includes:
- Prevents jaw bone loss
- Promotes bone regeneration
- Restores normal chewing function
- Natural looking and feeling
- Improves speech
- Protects surrounding teeth
Solutions for Slipping Dentures
Are you lacking in your social or professional life due to concerns over a slipping denture?
Patients that have a denture that does not fit right, or ones that have a dental bridge, can benefit from dental implants. This life changing tooth loss treatment offers a more permanent and secure solution. They are more stable and durable than any other teeth replacement solution. An implant secured bridge or denture will also minimize irritation of the gums and soft tissues in the mouth. This will help support more stable long term oral health.
- Implant secured dentures: using several strategically placed implants, the dentist can secure a full or partial denture in the jaw. The number of titanium posts will depend on the health and structure of your jaw. The dentist can secure a typical full denture with four to eight implants.
- Implant secured bridge: a dental bridge can be anchored by implants, restoring natural function and improved chewing ability. Typically, a bridge will need 2 – 3 implants. It will depend on the number of missing teeth you have in a row.
Dr. Weinstock will meet with you to evaluate the condition of your oral health and discuss your concerns. Through a comprehensive exam and consultation, he will determine if an implant supported appliance can meet your needs and improve both dental health and quality of life. Our team will put together a treatment plan to meet your needs. We offer complete services for dental implant treatments in our state of the art dentist office in Bala Cynwyd, PA.