A common question that dentists receive is whether or not a root canal is painful. The fact is, it is never a pleasant experience to need a root canal, but the process can be made easier by better understanding what to expect before, during and after the root canal, particularly as it relates to the…
An Implant Dentist Can Replace Your Dentures With a Secure Prosthetic
If you want a prosthetic that is entirely secure or wish to replace a dental implant, visit our office. We have the special training necessary to use dental implants to replace missing teeth since we surgically implant them to the jawbone to prevent them from falling out. We will ensure the patient is comfortable and has the necessary sedation to not feel any pain during the procedure. Other solutions address tooth loss from outside the gums. If you are currently wearing dentures and are concerned that they may fall out while eating or speaking or simply become loose, now is a good time to call our office at (972) 996-3191 and schedule a consultation to discuss implant surgery.
As an implant dentist, we are asked many questions about dentures vs. implants. With that in mind, here are a few frequently asked questions and our answers to them.
Denture vs Implant FAQ’s
Are dental implants really a permanent solution?
Yes, they are. We surgically implant a titanium post and secure it to the jawbone. We secure the new tooth (crown) to this post. As a result, the patient will never need to worry about the new tooth or teeth coming loose or falling out.
How do you care for dentures or implants?
Dentures need to be taken out on a nightly basis to be brushed clean and soaked overnight. On the other hand, dental implants behave like natural teeth. All a patient needs to do is brush and floss his or her teeth like normal and receive bi-annual dental cleanings. The bi-annual dental cleanings help keep the implants and natural teeth in good condition.
What impact will dentures and implants make on my appearance?
As an implant dentist, we can maintain a patient's natural appearance using dental implants. A dental implant will blend in with the surrounding teeth because the crown will be made using an impression of the patient's mouth, measurements and a shade card. As a result, it is difficult to tell the difference between an implant and the natural teeth. Dentures look more natural than they used to, but since dentures typically come in a set, rather than being replaced individually, they do not look as natural. However, in both cases, we will ensure the dental prosthetic makes a positive impact on the patient's appearance.
What is the best procedure for my long-term health?
While both implants and dentures can replace teeth and give patients the ability to eat and speak naturally, the best solution for oral health is to place dental implants. An implant is the best solution for long-term health because the body responds to titanium as with natural matter. The body's response leads to the process of osseointegration, where the implant and jawbone fuse together to provide a new synthetic root system. The new root system is also beneficial for the jawbone because it needs stimulation and an implant does exactly that. As a result, patients will experience limited resorption, meaning the jawbone will remain intact without losing bone density from the original tooth loss.
When you visit our Sunnyvale office, we will explain the many benefits of dental implants. However, for your long-term health, this is truly the only solution you should consider. As an implant dentist, we use implants as a way to provide stability for a new tooth, but also as a way to stimulate, preserve, and strengthen the jawbone. Without an implant there to do so, your jaw could suffer from demineralization and your appearance could be negatively altered.
A single tooth implant, also known as a dental implant, is top of the line when it comes to missing tooth replacements. Tooth implants restore not only the functionality of the bite but also the appearance of the smile. Prosthetic teeth have long been used to replace missing teeth; in fact, this practice dates back…
Looking for a family dentist? Family dentists are great resources to make use of when needing a dental cleaning. Both children and adults can visit family dentists, which makes their practices a huge advantage to parents looking for one centralized location to have dental work done.One of the more popular things that family dentists offer…
Dental professionals need to take extra infection control precautions to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. The staff in dental offices are at high risk of COVID-19 infection due to physical interaction and exposure to blood, saliva and other body fluids, as well as the handling of sharp dental tools. This article focuses on the infection…