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 designed to be a permanent dental restoration and 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, which 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 considered the next best solution to natural teeth. Custom restorations are now made to look like real teeth. Even the type of implants and techniques used to place them allow for patients with bone to receive dental implants. Almost anyone can qualify for some form of dental implant restored restoration!
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 surrounding teeth, additional tooth loss, and bone recession in the jaw. When left untreated, missing teeth can cause the jaw to lose structural stability and it may begin to recede, leaving the patient to appear older than they are. Changes in the fit and structure of the bite can also impact comfort and function and lead to additional complex dental problems.
- Prevents jaw recession
- Promotes bone regeneration
- Restores normal chewing function
- Natural looking and feeling
- Improves speech
- Protects surrounding teeth
Solutions for Slipping Dentures
Are you avoiding social or professional interaction due to concerns over a slipping denture?
For patients with an ill-fitted denture or dental bridge, dental implants can be life-changing and offer a more permanent, 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, supporting more stable long-term oral health.
- Implant secured dentures: using several strategically placed implants, a hybrid denture can be permanently secured in the jaw. The number of implants will depend on the health and structure of your jaw. A typical full denture can be secured 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, depending on the number of missing consecutive teeth.
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.