Dental implants have nearly a 98% success rate for the long-term replacement of missing teeth.
Implants are considered the most natural and successful restorative treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants help patients enjoy a stable, healthy smile that functions naturally and comfortably.
Sudbury Dental Arts partners with APEX Dental to offer full-service dental implants for convenient, predictable and lasting results. Our all-inclusive dental implant treatment plans help to streamline the process for our patients. Dr. Gauthier works with Dr. Cheung to save our patients time, money and unnecessary trips to specialists. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive dental care that promotes long-term stability and oral health. Our dental care team works to ensure that patients build beautiful smiles on secure oral foundations for lasting results.
Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants help to restore the appearance and stability of your smile. Dental implants support long-term oral health and are specially designed to promote the natural regeneration of bone tissue preventing bone loss and facial sagging.
Dental implants support:
- Natural, beautiful smiles
- Diet without restriction
- Secure a poorly fit denture
- Natural bone regeneration
- Gum health
- Stable bite alignment
- Facial integrity
- Prevention of future tooth loss
Dental implants support long-term oral health and can improve a patient’s quality of life. Patients who choose dental implants enjoy security and confidence knowing that their prosthetic teeth will not shift or slip while interacting with other people. Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth and require no additional maintenance beyond regular oral hygiene and biannual dental check-ups.
The Dental Implant
A dental implant is a three-part prosthetic tooth. The dental implant system looks and functions like a natural human tooth. Implants were designed after the structure of a human tooth to provide a more natural looking result that could improve the use of the bite long term.
A single dental implant is made up of a small titanium screw, abutment, and dental crown restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in the jaw. The abutment is used to anchor the restoration to the implant post. The dental restoration is a custom designed dental crown that looks like a real tooth and blends seamlessly with adjacent teeth.
Multiple dental implants can be placed to secure dental bridges, dentures or partial dentures in place for improved health and stability of the bite. The number of implants used to secure a dental bridge or denture in place will vary depending on the number of missing teeth and availability of healthy bone and gum tissue.
Dental implants can be used to secure a new or existing denture that does not fit properly. Patients with a traditional removable denture may feel embarrassed or frustrated by the appearance and comfort of the denture.
As few as four dental implants can be used to secure a denture into place. Dental implant secured dentures are often a preferred method of replacing a full arch of missing teeth for their added support and stability.
An implant secured denture can be life changing. Patients enjoy the confidence of a natural looking smile they know will not slip while they are speaking or eating. Implant supported dentures allow patients to enjoy a healthy diet without restriction and can promote overall improved health.
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Dental Implants FAQs
Can I secure my existing denture with dental implants?
A comprehensive dental health exam will help to determine if dental implants can be used to secure your preexisting denture in place. Dental implants require healthy bone and gum tissue for long-term success. Dr. Gauthier and Dr. Cheung can help patients build a treatment plan that will enhance their smile and improve their oral health.
Do I qualify for dental implants?
Most people who are missing teeth will qualify for dental implants. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your entire mouth and will review your medical history. Dental implants require enough healthy jaw bone structure to completely fuse with. The process will require a surgical procedure so you must be in good health to undergo that. People who smoke may have issues with their implants healing and fusing properly after placement.
How long does a dental implant last?
Dental implants are meant to last forever but they must be cared for properly. You must be dedicated to careing for your oral health for the rest of your life. This includes brushing your teeth multiple times a day, flossing at least once a day and visiting your dentist every six month for a routine dental health exam.
How many teeth can dental implants replace?
Dental implants can replace any number of teeth. From a single missing tooth up to an entire mouth of missing teeth. Schedule your consultation today and we can discuss your treatment options.