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Dental Implants To Combat Aging

Missing teeth in your smile can make people feel less confident, but did you know that it can also age you prematurely? Our teeth play an important role in maintaining facial structure. When we lose teeth our face loses support, making you appear older than your actual age.
 

The skin on our face is aged by the sun, pollutants, and stress. If you lose a tooth, you may see wrinkles develop within months of tooth loss. Dental implants can help reverse this aging orocess caused by missing teeth.

Dental implants replace missing teeth and look and function just like your natural teeth. They are made of a titanium post and a porcelain crown. 

Common signs of Aging include:

Loose Skin, Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Patients with missing teeth may develop sagging or drooping facial skin near where the tooth is missing. With tooth loss the bones of the jaws will deteriorate since they are not being stimulated.

These changes will not happen overnight. However, tooth loss can age you as the skin around your jaw and chin sags and cheeks become sunken. Skin sagging will be noticeable within the first year of losing a tooth.

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Changing To A Soft Food Diet

Missing one or more teeth means that your jaw must work extra hard to break down food. The extra wear tear on your jaw can create issues like TMJ Disorder. For this reason, many patiemts with missing teeth choose a soft food diet. 

Maintaining proper nutrition is also essential for a Youthful appearance. Adopting a soft food diet usually results in nutritional deficiencies.

Excess Wear of Remaining Teeth

Our teeth experience excess wear and stress daily, from crunchy foods to hot coffee.

Stains, chips, and cracks will add to an older-looking smile and a prematurely aged appearance. 

If you are missing teeth, you will also be at increased risk for periodontal disease. If not addressed quickly, you may lose more teeth making you look even older.

Dental implants are the ideal option for improving the overall appearance of a smile married by missing teeth. The final dental crowns are stain-resistant and shade-matched to the color of your natural teeth to blend seamleassly. 

Can Dental Implants Reverse Aging?

Dental implants make you look younger by giving support to the skin around the cheeks and jaws. The implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone. Once the implant has fused to your jaw, a natural-looking crown is added. This integration process allows the implant to stimulate the bone like natural teeth do, halting bone loss and restoring facial structure. Sunken skin and fine lines or wrinkles around the mouth will be reduced by placement of dental implants.

Many patiemts who are missing teeth experience sunken cheeks. This is when your jawbone shrinks, and your face looks shorter. Implants will halt this loss in it's tracks.

Other teeth replacement options like dentures do not offer the same support and are less stable.

Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth.

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Best Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Your smile can give you an opportunity to make a great 1st impression. People who are not confident in their smile will not give a great 1st impression. There are many reasons why you might not be happy with your smile. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry can fix many of those flaws.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is built on a foundation of good oral health and diligent dental hygiene routines. Cosmetic dentistry is typically considered elective bit not always. Cosmetic dentistry specifically addresses problems with the aesthetics of your teeth. In the process these procedures will also increase the health and function of your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry might address issues with the color, spacing, or alignment of your teeth. It can fill in gaps or hide the appearance of chips. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to restore and enhance your smile to meet your desires.

Cosmetic dental costs will vary depending on the procedure. Because they are elective, your insurance may not cover any part of the cost.

What is the Best Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Smile?

The best cosmetic dentistry procedure for your smile will be the most attractive, most conservative option that can meet your desires.

Below are the most common options offered by Las Vegas Dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS.

Porcelain Veneers

During this procedure, your dentist will fabricate wafer thin shells of porcelain to place over the front of existing teeth. The veneer will be permanently bonded to your tooth. This procedure is strictly cosmetic and intended to cover up discoloration, chips, or other minor esthetic flaws. 

Laser Gum Contouring

Laser gum contouring can improve the appearance of your gum line. This will make your smile look more symmetrical.

This painless procedure only requires the removal of a small amount of gum tissue to achieve an enhanced smile. 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening allows you to brighten your smile and reverse the effects of aging, smoking, and dietary choices.

There are a few options when it comes to whitening. You can whiten teeth in-office, at home. Consult with your dentist to determine which option is ideal for your smile.

Dental Implants

Implants completely replace missing, diseased, or damaged teeth to restore your smile.

Your dentist will place a new titanium root which will fise to your jawbone like a natural tooth. Then a natural-looking crown will be placed to replace the tooth that is missing. Implants are permanent and natural-looking and can help preserve your jaw as you age. 

Porcelain Crowns

While veneers can fix superficial or minor issues with your smile, crowns cover the entire tooth. If your entire tooth has suffered decay or damage, a porcelain crown can cover the entire tooth to preserve the function and esthetics of your smile. 

Dental Bonding

If you only have one or two problem teeth and desire a quick, attractive fix, dental Bonding can be an ideal solution. It is inexpensive and non-permanent, allowing you to address a cosmetic concern quickly and easily. 

Bonding can quickly and easily cover discoloration, chips, gaps, or eroded enamel. The dentist can apply bonding in a single office visit, with no pain whatsoever. It will allow you to preserve your existing tooth structure and still achieve a beautiful smile!

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If your smile is not perfect, that does not mean it can ot be changed! These cosmetic dental procedures can solve common esthetic problems. 

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Restore And Enhance Your Smile

The practice of restoring broken, damaged, and decayed teeth allows people worldwide to maintain healthy smiles.

A decayed, broken down smile will also have a negative impact on personal self confidence.

Marielaina Perrone DDS has multiple ways to repair, restore, and enhance any smile. Below you will learn about 3 of them that can transform any smile from ordinary to extraordinary.

Porcelain Veneers

Sometimes referred to as a Hollywood smile or even instant orthodontics. Porcelain veneers can make minor alignment corrections but can also give you an entirely new perfect smile.

Dental Veneers Procedure

An impression of your smile is first made that helps Dr. Perrone create customized porcelain veneers to your exact specifications.

The final veneers are chemically bonded to your teeth giving you a smile that you have always dreamed of.

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Benefits of Dental Veneers

  • Natural esthetic results
  • Versatile and easily adapted to patients needs and desires
  • Can last up to 10-15 years with proper care
  • Durable and stain-resistant

Who is A Candidate?

First and foremost, a patient must be free of tooth decay and periodontal disease. A good foundational is necessary for a long term cosmetic result. A patient whose teeth are discolored, misshapen, slightly misaligned, and/or have gaps are perfect candidates.

Dental Implants

Tooth loss is a much more common phenomenon than we would like. Luckily, dental implants can restore your smile in a way that brings esthetics, function, and comfort.

Dental Implants Procedure

There are three general steps to placing and restoring a dental implant:

Step 1: The Dental implant is placed directly into the jawbone. In about 6 months time it fuses into the jawbone to serve as the new tooth’s root.

Step 2: An abutment and dental crown are custom fabricated for the new tooth.

Step 3: The dental crown and abutment are fixed to the implant to restore and enhance your smile.

Dental Implants Benefits

  • Replaces damaged or broken teeth
  • Improves functionality 
  • Improves overall smile esthetics
  • With proper care should last a lifetime

Dental Implant Candidates

Dental implants are an ideal treatment for patients who are missing teeth due to trauma or have damaged teeth that need to replacement.

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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a dental restorative procedure that targets the surface of the teeth to create a bright, beautiful smile.

Dental bonding is a quick process with minimal downtime. It is very appealing for those who do not want to invest financially or time in their smile.

How Dental Bonding Is Done

Dr. Perrone carefully chooses a color shade that will match with your natural smile.

The dental resin is applied, sculpted, molded, and hardened with a special dental light.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

  • Quick, cheaper procedure
  • Provides immediate, visible improvement
  • Lasts up to 10 years with proper care
  • Customized for each patient

Dental Bonding Candidates

For patients who are simply looking for cosmetic improvement or whose teeth are only slightly damaged, dental bonding is a better alternative than more invasive methods like dental implants.

Are You Looking For The Top Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist?

Dr.  Marielaina Perrone DDS is a highly educated and experienced cosmetic dentist specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Her attention to detail and continued training are second to none.

In her Las Vegas practice, Dr. Perrone is a well-known and trusted general and cosmetic dentist practicing cosmetic dentistry for over 20 years. She frequently performs her advanced art of cosmetic dental procedures on patients that have been with her from the start.

Every patient is valued equally, as well as the professional standard of care Dr. Perrone and her cosmetic dentistry team provide is waiting for you at the Top Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentists Office. Contact us for a consultation or browse our website for those critical before and after photos, patient testimonials, and more about the possibilities that await your own stunning, dream smile.

Each smile design is highly personalized, taking into account facial shape, bone structure, oral health, and patient desires. The initial consultation will help us achieve natural results for your new smile. Then, we discuss the cost of a smile makeover before the cosmetic process is to begin.

We ensure that all your concerns and questions are answered in a comfortable, relaxed environment and help you further educate yourself about your dental health.

Finally, creating the smile you have always dreamed of will be an exciting journey, as well as a journey that can be a bit nerve-wracking. It’s a big step to take, after all!

Marielaina Perrone DDS wants you to experience the comfort and confidence that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Perrone takes a gentle, individualized approach to all dental care coupled with advanced technology to provide you with a convenient and pleasant visit every time we see you walk through the door.

 

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last

Dental implants are a long-term, durable, and cosmetic solution to the loss of a single tooth or multiple teeth. 

Since dental implants are integrated to the bone in your mouth they will not slip and slide like traditional denture options. 

With proper dental hygiene maintenance, dental implants will last for decades of use.

In modern cosmetic dentistry, dental implants have become a staple procedure. Patients and dentists love the ability to replace natural teeth so safely and effectively. 

It is estimated that over three million people already have dental implants. With another 50,000 added per year. That is quite the popular option!

Below are tips to make dental implants last a lifetime!

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How to Care for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent addition to your smile. This also means they need to be cared for just like your natural teeth.

It is recommended that you brush and floss regularly to keep plaque and bacteria build up at bay. Brushing your implants with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste at least twice a day helps reduces the likelihood of dental infection. A dental infection can lead to implant loss and other health concerns.

Flossing Tips

Be sure to carefully clean around your implant by flossing underneath the implant crown. While the dental implant itself cannot get tooth decay, a periodontal infection can develop in the gum tissues and bone surrounding the dental implant. It is also recommended to use an ADA approved mouthrinse to control bacteria levels.

Developing a good oral hygiene regimen at home will help keep your implants clean and ensure their longevity. 

Maintain regular dental visits to keep your dental implant healthy as well as the rest of your smile.

How Successful Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants have a high success rate of over 98%, and most patients are amazed at how natural and strong they feel as part of their smile.

Nobody ever wants to consider losing a tooth, but at least there are options that are both functional and esthetic. 

Interested in Dental Implants Henderson NV?

If you have missing teeth and would like to learn more about dental implants, contact cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS.

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Dental Implants For A Healthy Smile

Dental implants have become the go-to treatment to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a complete smile. Restoration of your smile will improve self confidence and overall health. 

There are 3 requirements that a patient must have before undergoing dental implant surgery and they include:

A dental implant is made up of 3 separate elements:

  1. The implant body is made of titanium. Titanium is lightweight, durable, and strong. It can accommodate one tooth or several. The implant body becomes the base for your artificial crown.
  2. The abutment: This is a connector that anchors your tooth to the post and is installed after the post has fused to your jawbone.
  3. The crown: This is the visible part of the dental implant. This is the final step in the implant process.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth that are permanently placed in the bone. They are modeled after your natural teeth, so they will look, feel, and function just like them

Dental implants enable clear, articulate speech and allow you to eat all of your favorite foods.

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Dental Implants Mimic Natural Teeth?

Your new teeth will have the same size, shape, and color of your natural teeth, so no one will will ever know you have undergone any treatment. They will give you peace of mind to enjoy your favorite foods and speak without fear of slipping or falling out.

What Happens When I Have Implant Surgery?

Typical steps include:

  • Extracting the damaged teeth and performing any other necessary dental procedures.
  • Preparing of the implant site for your surgical procedure.
  • If a bone graft is needed, it can be completed at this time.
  • Installing the body of the dental implant in the bone.
  • Allow time for healing and growth/fusion with bone.
  • Installing the custom dental abutment and making impressions of your teeth and gums.
  • Placement of your final dental crowns.

The time needed for your implant process will depends on each individual and the number of implants placed.

Will a Bone Graft be needed?

Every patient is different. At your evaluation, the possible need for a bone graft will be discussed.

What Are My Post-Surgery Instructions?

Many patients experience some minor bleeding, bruising, swelling, and discomfort after placement of dental implants. This is all quite normal. Your symptoms should subside in a few days. Pain medication can be taken as needed.

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If you are ready for a smile makeover, contact implant dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no cost cosmetic consultation appointment. We cannot wait to help you with your smile makeover to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.

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A "perfect" smile does not exist. A perfect smile is different to each and every one of us. Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS has restored and enhanced thousands of smiles over the course of her career. She has elped them to achieve a healthy smile that is functional as well as eshtetic. She uses a variety of different cosmetic dentistry procedures, materials, and tal techniques to help whiten, and straighten smiles to an individual's goals..

Cosmetic Dentistry For Your Ideal Smile

Determining the procedure or procedures which are right for you depends on your dental health and your individual desires. Prior to any cosmetic dentistry, your dental health must be in good shape. This means a smile free of tooth decay and gum disease. Dr Perrone will work with you to ensure your smile is in optimal health before enhancing your smile.

Once your dental health is in good shape, you may discuss one of the following cosmetic procedures:

  • Teeth whitening: This is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure worldwide to brighten your smile. Dr. Perrone uses a professional strength whitening gel which can brighten your teeth by 10 or more shades in a single visit.
     
  • Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers are ideal for patients with chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, slight misalignments, and sever discoloration. Teeth whitening alone would not be suitable for this smile.
     
  • Invisalign: While porcelain veneers can correct small misalignments, some smile require more correction. Invisalign is a great way to bring your smile into alignment in a cosmetic and convenient way.
     
  • Dental implants: Implants are ideal for the replacement of a single or multiple teeth. 

Cosmetic treatments can be completely individualized to fit your smile goals. Dr Perrone wants the smile you always dreamed of to be a reality.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Cost

Dental insurance typically does not cover cosmetic procedures. While they may be an obstacle, Dr Perrone offers dental financing through CareCredit as well as payment plans to make treatment work for your budget.

 

Schedule Your No Cost Cosmetic Consultation Today

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Marielaina Perrone DDS believes everyone deserves to have a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile.

Finally, creating the smile you have always dreamed of will be an exciting journey, as well as a journey that can be a bit nerve-wracking. It’s a big step to take, after all! Marielaina Perrone DDS wants you to experience the comfort and confidence that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile.

Dr. Perrone takes a gentle, individualized approach to all dental care coupled with advanced technology to provide you with a convenient and pleasant visit every time we see you walk through the door.

Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost cosmetic dentistry consultation appointment if you are ready for a smile makeover or dental implants in Las Vegas NV.

We cannot wait to help you with your smile makeover to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.

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Tips To Care For Dental Implants

Dental implants have proven they can last a lifetime with proper dental hygiene maintenance. Below are a few tips to keep your dental implants and entire smile healthy:

Brush twice a day

While dental implants do not get tooth decay, they can accumulate food particles, bacteria, and plaque which can lead to a dental infection around the dental implant. This infection can lead to bone loss and possible loss of your new implant..   

Floss once a day

Flossing is not a fun activity for most but it gives a great benefit to a long lasting smile. Cleaning in between and around your teeth and implants will keep harmful bacteria at bay.

Avoid abrasive products

Choose a soft bristled toothbrush along with an ADA approved toothpaste for best results.

Watch What You Chew

Dental implants restore your chewing ability to enjoy your favorite foods. However, that does you should crunching down on ice, candy, or pencils (avoid with natural teeth too!).

Quit smoking

Smokers have a higher risk of dental implant failure. Dr Perrone will recommend quitting smoking prior to dental implant placement for greatest chance of success.

Treat Your Teeth Grinding Or Clenching

Excessive teeth grinding or clenching can place undue stress on your natural teeth and  implants. Talk to cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS about fabricating a custom dental nightguard. 

Maintain regular dental visits

Implants require professional cleanings and routine dental examinations to ensure thier health. 

Keep in mind that many of these tips apply to single implants.

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Marielaina Perrone DSS is an experienced and skilled implant dentist in Henderson NV offering high quality dental care to her patients.

Schedule your complimentary dental implants consultation at 702-458-2929. 

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Marielaina Perrone DDS believes dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement for your smile. However, are they right for your smile? If you have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth, below are a few things you should know about the dental implant procedure.

Dental implants act as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth.

Dental implant restorations are anchored by a post (the actual implant) placed in the bone and act like your natural tooth root. The dental implant is intimately connected via a process called osseointegration. This process keeps the bones stimulated and prevents them from resorbing over time. This bone maintenance will give you a more youthful appearance than if it was to resorb away.

The placement procedure and restoration have multiple steps.

Dental implants are placed during a surgical procedure performed by a qualified and experienced implant dentist. Osseointegration with the bone takes about 4-6 months to complete, creating a solid base for the eventual replacement tooth. Once fusion is complete, a dental crown will be placed on top of the dental implant to restore and enhance your smile.

Dental Implants are considered a permanent solution to tooth loss.

Dental implants are designed with proper maintenance to be permanent. A properly designed, placed, and cared for implant can last a lifetime. Because they stand alone (unlike a dental bridge), they do not cause stress to the adjacent teeth.

They are low maintenance.

Dental implants can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth and cannot develop tooth decay. However, they can develop an infection in the bone and periodontal disease without proper care. Care should include at-home dental hygiene maintenance as well as regular visits to the dentist.

Dental Implants are highly customized for each patient.

Treatment is highly customized to the unique needs of each patient. Factors include how many teeth need replacement, where they are located in the mouth and the number and type of implants utilized. 

Contact Dr. Perrone Today For A No Cost Consultation

If you are interested in discussing your tooth replacement needs with a trusted implant dentist Dr. Perrone invites you to schedule a consultation at her Las Vegas, NV dentistry office. 

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Cosmetic dentistry is a professional method of oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic dental procedures are generally optional rather than necessary but some treatments also provide restorative benefits. Learn more about the most common methods of cosmetic dentist in Dubai and how they work.

  1. Inlays and Onlays

This cosmetic dentistry procedure is also known as indirect fillings, which are performed by a dental laboratory. They are used when a tooth insufficient tooth structure to support a filling. If the dental cusps are not damaged, the inlay is placed directly on the tooth surface. However, if the cusp or a larger part of the tooth is damaged, your dentist may use an inlay to cover the entire surface of the tooth.

Inlays and onlays were once made of gold, but are usually made in a dental laboratory from a porcelain or ceramic composite and bonded to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. They provide support to strengthen teeth, restore their shape and prevent further cavities or tooth decay.

  1. Composite Bonding

Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged, or discolored teeth with a material that resembles the color of tooth enamel. Your dentist will drill the cavity, then apply the composite to the surface of the tooth, then "sculpt" it into the correct shape before curing it with high-intensity light. This procedure, also known as "bonding," effectively covers tooth damage and creates the appearance of a healthy tooth in its place. Bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures available for patients suffering from cavities, chipped or cracked teeth, and worn edges.

  1. Dental veneers

Dental veneers are usually made of medical-grade ceramic and are custom-made coverings that are placed over your natural teeth. They look exceptionally realistic and can solve many aesthetic problems, from crooked teeth to cracked or damaged enamel and visible gaps between two teeth. The dentist bonds the veneer to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive.

  1. Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is widely used in cosmetic dentistry. It can be done in your dentist's office, often in a single visit. The dental hygienist first removes plaque, tartar, and other debris from the surface of each tooth, restoring its natural appearance. The teeth can then be whitened with a whitening agent to achieve a shade even lighter than the original color.

Over the years, teeth become stained and worn from food, drink, medication, and personal habits such as smoking. Whitening covers the teeth and this procedure can be done in the dentist's office or at home. Also, patients can use toothpaste to achieve the same effect in one to two weeks. This product whitens teeth by more than three shades in two weeks and achieves maximum results in four weeks.

  1. Implants

Dental Implants are used as a substitute for damaged teeth. The dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth, which serves as a support for a crown. These implants are difficult to distinguish from surrounding natural teeth. Once the bone and supporting tissue fuse with the implant, they are permanently fixed in place. Patients should practice careful oral hygiene to remove plaque and food particles from the area during the implantation period and after the implantation procedure is complete.

When considering cosmetic dentistry procedures, it's important to find a cosmetic dentist who specifically offers the option you're interested in. He will give you more advice on which procedures are best for you.

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5 Important Questions About Dental Implants

Despite advancements in dental medicine, millions of people in the United States lose their teeth because of periodontal disease or tooth decay. For many years, dentures and bridges were the only options for replacing missing teeth. But now you have a better option to replace a missing tooth - dental implants. 

Dental implant surgery may be a great alternative to bridgework or ill-fitting dentures. They're also an option if your dentist can't produce bridgework or denture due to a lack of natural dental roots. 

If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. Below are  5 important questions about dental implants that you might be interested in. 

1. What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is not a tooth itself. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A single crown, fixed bridge, partial denture, or full mouth dental implants can all be attached to a tiny titanium post that is placed into the jawbone. Following the implant's integration with your bone, an abutment and prosthetic tooth are attached to the implant. 

An "implant tooth" is made up of three parts: 

  • the dental implant
  • the abutment
  • the prosthetic tooth

2. How is the dental implant procedure performed?

Dental implants can be placed in different ways, the only difference is the timing. The two-stage implantation is the most common. In the beginning, the doctor installs an implant, followed by a ceramic crown after 3-4 months. This method is the best for patients with a weakened immune system, symptoms of osteoporosis in the jaw bone, or chronic inflammatory conditions.

With one-stage implantation, you may have a stunning smile right away. The main disadvantage is that you will have to live with a temporary crown until the implant and bone tissue bond, which takes 4-6 months.

3. What are dental implant contraindications?

Just like any surgery, a dental implant procedure has several contraindications. Bleeding disorders, cancer, immune system disorders, insulin-dependent diabetes, sexually transmitted illnesses, and osteoporosis are all included.

Before the treatment, you must clean your teeth and gums, quit smoking and drinking alcohol for two weeks, and refrain from taking aspirin and other blood-thinning medications for a week. Due to the risky effects of anesthetic on the fetus, it is best to wait until the baby is born if a woman is pregnant.

4. How painful is getting a dental implant?

While painful sensations from a dental implant procedure differ from person to person, most patients say that getting their dental implant was far less painful than they suspected. The dentist will provide anesthesia to you during the surgery, so you should only have little discomfort.

Because doctors use gentle techniques and operate in a clean setting,  there'll be little chance of infection. You should have minimal discomfort if you follow the dentist's post-operative instructions and take the antibiotics given. Pain medications will almost certainly be prescribed by your dentist, but many people don't use them.

5. What does the recovery process look like?

To speed up the healing process, it's crucial to reduce the stress on the implant during the first three days. About 3 hours after the procedure, you can eat everything except for hot and cold meals, hot coffee, and black tea. Warm mashed soups, soft cottage cheese, yogurts, herbal teas, and water are preferable. Alcohol consumption is restricted during the whole healing period since it might be fatal when combined with antibiotics.

After 3-5 days, when the irritation and swelling have subsided, you can use a soft toothbrush. Until then, simply rinse your mouth with saline solution. It's also worth skipping physical activity and going to hot baths, saunas, and pools for the first month following implantation. 

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After your implants are placed, it is important to follow these care instructions to allow proper healing in preparation for the next phase of treatment for your fixed-hybrid, or screw-retained denture.

If your doctor feels that the implants are stable enough to handle the force of biting, temporary abutments are secured into the implants and your temporary dentures will be secured to the abutments.

Immediately after your implant procedure, it’s important to listen and adhere to your doctor’s recovery instructions for the type of anesthetic used.

For the first 24 to 48 hours, avoid excessive chewing, spitting, rinsing and physical activity. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever, like ibuprofen, or a prescribed medication to help with any discomfort.

Be sure to drink lots of water, but don’t use a straw for at least 48 hours after the procedure, as suction could cause bleeding to occur.

Also, don’t smoke for at least a week, as this can also cause bleeding and hinder healing.

Swelling and bruising around the mouth, cheeks, eyes, and side of the face is common and may peak two or three days after the procedure.

Ice packs can be used to help with swelling and after 24 hours you can gently rinse with warm salt water three times per day to reduce pain and swelling.

Propping up your head with pillows when lying down will aid both swelling and bleeding.

For the next ten days, you should eat soft foods that require minimal chewing and drink plenty of cool fluids.

Your doctor will monitor the healing process over the next few months, at which time you can begin the next phase of treatment for your screw-retained denture.

If your bite feels uneven, or if you experience persistent pain or bleeding outside of the norm after your implant procedure, it is important to contact your doctor’s office for assistance.

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If you’re considering dental implants for replacing one or more of your missing teeth, you most likely have some questions. Are they suitable treatment for you? Are dental implants costly? Are you a proper candidate? Will they provide a natural appearance? 

To help you gain more knowledge and answer these questions, there are the eight most amazing advantages of dental implants listed below. 

1. Dental implants look like real teeth
When a dental crown is attached to your dental implant, the result is perfectly natural. Because the dental crown is flush with your gums, not a single person will be able to tell which teeth are natural and which are artificial.

2. Dental implants function like real teeth
One of the most significant advantages of dental implants is that they function and feel just like real teeth, offering strength and durability unmatched by alternative restorations. Your artificial tooth is stable because the dental implant is securely anchored into your jawbone, much like the roots of your real teeth.

3. Dental implants can prevent jawbone deterioration
One of the adverse consequences of losing a tooth is that the underlying jawbone will eventually begin to deteriorate. That’s because there’s no longer a root to promote bone ossification and strengthening. A dental implant encourages new bone development in your jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. This will help in the prevention of future jawbone deterioration.

4. Dental implants preserve your face
Jawbone deterioration can give the lower part of your face a sunken, aged appearance, which can ultimately affect the shape of your entire face. Dental implants can help retain the structure of your face by keeping your jawbone robust.

5. Dental implants are cost-effective
When you compare the lifetime costs of dental implants to the costs of other restorations that may need to be regularly adjusted or replaced, you'll notice that they're surprisingly affordable. Your dentist will assists you in preventing future problems once your mouth is orally fit and your implants have been safely implanted.

6. Dental implants have no food restrictions
One of the most common complaints about tooth loss or dentures is that people have to change their diets because their bite is weak or because their dentures don't stay in place well enough to allow the consumption of foods like apples or steak. Luckily, you can eat and drink normally once your dental implants have stabilized.

7. Dental implants are easy to maintain
Dental implants are simple to care for because they require the same daily brushing and flossing as your real teeth. Also, they need routine dental checkups and hygienist sessions. Many individuals believe that because their implants aren’t manufactured from biological materials, they don’t require cleaning. However, this is not the case. Dental implants, just like real teeth, can attract plaque and tartar, gum disease, and infections if not properly cared for.

8. Dental implants offer predictable outcomes
A dental implant's success is determined by its placement in your mouth and the amount of the jawbone that supports it. Smoking, for instance, can have an impact on whether an implant works properly or fails. In general, dental implants have a success rate of 98%. This means that they provide expected results and are appropriate for different people. 

The bottom line
If you think that dental implants are the right solution for your problem, consider visiting an experienced dental specialist to determine if you’re truly a suitable candidate. Remember that tooth loss is a dangerous problem that can result in facial changes, decreased quality of life, and even complete tooth loss if left untreated. 

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Do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There will be a metal healing abutment protruding through the gingival (gum) tissue.

Bleeding

Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills rapidly with blood) can be controlled by biting on a gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues profusely, please call for further instructions.

Swelling

Swelling is a normal occurrence after surgery. To minimize swelling apply an ice bag, plastic bag, or towel filled with ice on the cheek in the area of surgery. Apply the ice continuously, as much as possible, for the first 36 hours.

Diet

Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid hot liquids or food. Soft food and liquids should be eaten on the day of surgery. Return to a normal diet as soon as possible unless otherwise directed.

Pain

You should begin taking pain medication as soon as you feel the local anesthetic wearing off. For moderate pain, 1 to 2 tablets of Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol may be taken every 3 to 4 hours. Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) may be taken instead of Tylenol. Ibuprofen bought over the counter comes in 200 mg tablets: 2-3 tablets may be taken four times daily, not to exceed 3200 mg daily for an adult. Consult our practice for individuals under 18. Do not take the two medications at the same time.

For severe pain, the prescribed medication should be taken as directed. Do not take any of the above medication if you are allergic to them or have been instructed by your doctor not to take it. Do not drive an automobile or work around machinery. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Pain or discomfort following surgery should subside more and more every day. If pain persists, it may require attention and you should call the office.

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The most experienced cosmetic surgeons in Grand Rapids are plastic surgeons who teach in the local Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) residency training program. The PRS program in Grand Rapids is well respected and some of the faculty are international experts in their respective fields. Dr. Ronald Ford is the program director.

 
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Raising Tooth Decay Awareness

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You won't notice much sensitivity and pain until tooth decay moves throughout the enamel and into the dentin layer, the Academy of General Dentistry notes.

Dentin is composed of tiny nerve endings that become irritated and cause increased sensitivity when exposed to cold, hot, sweet, sticky, and sour foods. You might also feel pain when biting down, and quickly discover that meals are frequently getting trapped between your teeth. Decay spreads quickly through our dentin because it's quite a bit softer than enamel. Decay throughout the tooth root also spreads rapidly, since the cement coating on the root isn't near as heavy and thick as enamel. 

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Be cautioned that as tooth decay continues, your pain can be more frequent and extreme. It's important to keep in mind that infection develops when decay and bacteria reach the pulp of your tooth, which contains the vast majority of nerves and blood vessels. The pain of an abscessed tooth is persistent, severe and will probably keep you up at night. Other symptoms include fever, swelling of the face, and a bad taste in your mouth. You might see pus draining from a red swelling along your gum line and near the root tip. Consequences might be serious if the infection spreads into your jaw or through your entire body.

Tooth decay treatment

 

If your Nu Dentistry detects a little field of erosion along with your enamel before it reaches the dentin, they might suggest an approach that will help repair the area. This process could include using potent mouthwash, kinds of toothpaste, or filling materials that contain fluoride, calcium, and phosphates. Ask your dentist about using specific products for the treatment of early cavities, as well as cavity prevention. When tooth decay reaches the dentin, there's no turning back. A small cavity might be repaired with either an amalgam filling or a tooth-colored resin material. In case the tooth has lost too much of its original structure, however, your dentist might need to do a crown.7449326255?profile=RESIZE_584x

Crowns strengthen and restore form and function to your tooth, but they can end up costing quite a bit more than a simple filling. An abscessed tooth is a worst-case scenario, and the treatment options are limited. You may either choose a root canal treatment or extraction, although our Nu Dentistry will usually only pursue tooth extractions when there is no other way to save the tooth. Should you need a root canal, your dentist or endodontist in Nu Dentistry will remove the infected pulp before cleaning and sealing the pulp chamber. After receiving root canal treatment, the tooth can sometimes become more brittle and break easily. If you have lost a great deal of external structure due to tooth decay, your dentist can also recommend a crown for your tooth.

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Options for Full Mouth Tooth Replacement

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I Want All My Teeth Removed and Replaced: What Are My Options?

Losing your teeth can sometimes be an unavoidable occurrence as you go through life. Sometimes teeth are lost to decay or disease. Other times we lose a tooth due to trauma.

Do you have a missing tooth? Do you want to find a tooth replacement option that works without compromising the quality? This article will help you discover the best options used in tooth replacement, such as dentures and surgical implants, and how to decide between your choices.

When all your teeth are gone, and you want them replaced, you have two main options available:

  • Dentures (temporary fill in for lost teeth)
  • Dental implants (permanent teeth replacement option)

 

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Dentures

Dentures are removable frames used to replace a missing tooth or the entire mouth of teeth. They are specially made to replace an individual’s missing or diseased teeth. It has the function of giving the teeth a pleasant appearance, boosting your confidence, and restoring your smile.

Dentures are durable and are optimal if you like a removable solution for your missing teeth. Dentures are less expensive for patients with missing teeth, and this is arguably one of the most common reasons that people consider it. If you are considering dentures for your tooth replacement, please keep reading so you are aware of the potential disadvantages that come with this option.

The part of the disadvantages of denture is when eating; dentures will not allow the consumption of sticky or hard foods such as caramel. When getting full-mouth dentures, you will have all teeth pulled to accommodate the new teeth, which can be a painful process. Also, they may not be tightened to your gums, so they can move and shift around, and this can be frustrating.

Are you considering implant-supported dentures for your tooth replacement but often wonder how they work or the best dentist to visit for the procedure? Knowing the necessary steps to take in having your tooth replaced will be much easier once you know the essential details.

 Types of Dentures

  • Bar retained dentures: This is a thin metal bar that gets aligned with the curve of the jaw. It is fixed to two to five dental implants that are attached to the jawbone.
  • Ball retained dentures: In this type, the dental implant gets attached to the jawbone with post topped by a metal ball. This metal ball gets fixed into another attachment on the denture.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are the dentures that are fixated in your mouth through the help of implants. Just like any other type of implants, they will be inset into your gums to provide support, thus preventing the teeth from falling out. It is done when you no longer have any teeth in your mouth or if your teeth are not healthy enough and you want them removed and replaced by dentures.

However, one must know that the shortest time frame for the procedure for implant-supported dentures is five months if it is done in the lower jaw and seven months if it is done in the upper jaw.

Moreover, implant-supported dentures processes may be painful, but once it’s done, you will get comfortable with it.

The main downside of the implant-supported dentures is daily removal for cleaning. You will need to remove the dentures at least once every day to thoroughly clean them. These dentures should also be removed before going to bed. If you don’t want to have to remove your teeth continually, you can ask your dentist if your gums are healthy enough to support full-mouth implants with dental crowns. However, these are not removable without a dental procedure; many prefer the simplicity of having implant-supported dentures.

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All-on-4 Implants

If you want all of your teeth removed and to undergo a one-time teeth replacement, All-on-4 implants may be the best solution to restore your smile. All-on-4 implants can bring back your natural look and your teeth function by using four strategically-placed dental implants as the foundation.

All-on-4 implants are quite different from other tooth replacement options such as ball retained and bar-retained dentures. An all-on-4 dental implant is not removable. All the teeth are permanently fixed to the dental implants.

One of the benefits that make all-on-4 implants better than other tooth-replacement processes is that the operation can generally be carried out in a day. Meanwhile, the individual tooth replacement with traditional dentures can take several appointment days in weeks or months to complete.

By comparison, all-on-4 implants can be virtually an instant full-mouth restoration. Though situations and patients' body response to the procedure may differ, the average result for all-on-4 implant surgery is to have functional and beautiful teeth the same day. You will be able to eat and smile fairly well immediately after the process.

If you are being stuck on the affordability to replace an entire set of teeth or a missing tooth, the good news is that you can now restore your beautiful teeth at a fraction of the cost. This may sound too good to be true, but we’ve helped hundreds of patients do just that thanks to this innovative treatment.

At Walnut Hill Dental Group, we are experts in both simple dentures and an implant stabilized dentures. Our specialist prosthodontists will be able to advise which type of replacement will be best for you, and ensure they are both comfortable and pleasant looking.

 

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An Overview of the Dental Implant Procedure

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A dental implant is a process which involves replacing an extracted tooth with a metal stud or post screwed directly into the bone that remains as an anchor to the crown or false dental replacement that would somehow or another not have anything to keep it arranged directly into the tooth attachment of your missing tooth. That is the primary purpose of a dental implant procedure. The false teeth, dental replacement, or crown, is placed right on the stud. Then, the post itself makes your new teeth work like genuine teeth. It is the best alternative used for dentures with loose attachment or those who have a high tendency to fall out (because they are not attached to the gums. Implants look more like real teeth as compared to the detachable dentures or crown attached atop dental bridges which can damage the adjacent teeth of both sides. This helps to place the artificial tooth in between the teeth or hanging the tooth like a bridge in the gap present between the teeth.

The procedure of a tooth implant can be broken into seven steps

1- Remove the Tooth- The tooth should be removed as soon as possible just for the care of the buccal plate or to protect the bone surrounding the tooth. A fine diamond bur is used during removal to trace the root. Periotomes may be located between the bone and root helping in tooth removal. After the removal of the tooth, it is necessary to examine the exact site of the bone and try to find out any bony defects.

2- Attach the Socket- It is necessary to graft the socket in the bone just to preserve and protect the bone for the implant. A surgical curette should be used to clear the socket from granulation material. Then irrigate the site using a scaler to scrape the wall to start bleeding. Grafting material (either synthetic or allograft) is used to fill up the socket to the crest of the bone.7430447482?profile=RESIZE_710x

 

3- Allow the Attached Extraction Site to Heal- Next, the crest preservation process, the grafting material assists to keep the bone volume that is necessary to an easy, expected implant placement process and anesthetic, practical result. The extraction site takes four months to heal and the graft to establish. At this time local bone cells develop and replace the grafting material and function as a perfect place for implant placement.

4- Flapless Surgery- The implant is placed after the healing of the socket site. The site should have adequate ridge width and height. The site should be examined properly intraorally and radiography is used to confirm the bone volume for implantation. After the administration of anesthesia before surgery, a periodontal probe is used to further confirm the occlusal and lingual bone, this must be confirmed before implant placement. The best option for implant placement is the flapless implant process due to its benefits like it is less insidious, decreases disturbance of the blood supply, and assists a smooth healing procedure. During the flapless surgical method, an opening is created for osteotomy with the help of a tissue punch at the exact location and to make sure the implant is located 1.5mm from the adjacent teeth. Radiographs are used to validate the precise positioning and angulations. Multiple surgical drills are used to adjust the diameter and length of the implant. Once the surgery has been completed the implant is placed. A torque wrench is used to achieve the final implant placement, and stability can be confirmed.

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5- Placing Healing Abutment- After the confirmation of primary stability, a healing abutment is placed at the site of the implant placement. It is essential to make sure that the healing abutment is out of occlusion in centric. This will protect the implant against applied forces during the healing time.

6- Get a Final Impression- Three months after the implant placement, a healing abutment is detached. This will expose a healthy soft-tissue collar around the insert site, which has been guided by the healing abutment. Vinyl polysiloxane material is used to take a closed impression and a final fabrication sent to the lab.

7- Deliver a Screw-Retained Crown- The dental laboratory constructs the perfect restoration based on the final impression. In the case of a single tooth implant, screw-retained crowns are the best option because these are esthetic, predictable, and easy to place. The crown directly attached to the implant is better than fixing the abutment with cement. The shape, fit and contour are designed digitally for a screw-retained crown which is perfectly aligned to soft tissue.

 

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Regardless of whether the dental issues are because of heredity, a physical issue, or long negligence, in the event that you are sick of managing these issues, at that point you may be thinking about having every one of your teeth removed and getting full-mouth teeth replacement. Teeth can be a significant headache from when they first begin to grow up, during getting teeth. As you develop you may experience more dental issues, for example, chipped teeth and toothaches. You may arrive where you are simply tired of them and then you need to have your teeth removed. Before you remove all your teeth try to fix dental problems and repair your natural teeth. Dental fillings are the best treatment for preserving your teeth. If the problem involves one tooth, extraction is an option. But sometimes dental conditions are so bad and it becomes difficult to maintain proper hygienic conditions so people prefer to extract teeth.

If you want to remove or replace all your teeth you have two options, dentures or dental implants.

Dentures
Dentures look like original teeth and make your smile more elegant. Economically, the cost of dentures is less which is why people choose this option for teeth replacement. The fundamental drawback of dentures is they are NOT generally strongly bound to your gums so they can shift and move around. This can cause trouble biting, eating, and talking and it can get bothersome. There are approaches to help improve the attachment of your dentures so it's essential to remember. A few people really think that it's simpler to remove their denture when eating, yet this can be awkward openly and can cause genuine digestion related problems long term. Remember that dentures should be removed every night and cleaned routinely. Dentures do keep going for 5-10 years so they have an entirely decent shelf life of realistic usability.

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The greatest drawback to missing every one of your teeth is that your jawbone starts to gradually erode after some time when it doesn't have teeth connecting with it and keeping its strength. Dentures don't fix in the jaw in a similar way that teeth do which brings about your face getting that "saggy" look the longer you are without teeth. Another issue that begins to occur, when dentures are utilized as a teeth replacement, is that gums begin to shrink in size as they never again have teeth set up to assist them with keeping their shape. It's easy to understand that dentures are not a perfect choice for replacing missing teeth, though wearing them is far better than having exposed gums for a large number of people.

Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most enthusiastically suggested tooth replacement choice since they act like genuine teeth and prevent jawbone disintegration. The implant enters the jaw and mingles with the bone so as to excite the jawbone as genuine teeth do. No ‘saggy face’ with dental inserts – that is a major plus!

There are different options in the implant process like all on 4 or All on 6, which refers to the insertion of 4 or 6 implants to upper and lower jaws with a dental appliance attached. An overdenture (a kind of permanent denture) attached to implants looks just like natural and original teeth. You can eat with them, lay down with them, talk with them and everything else without worrying about the dentures slipping or dropping out. So this is a good choice since you get the advantages of implants and the affordability of dentures without the normal drawbacks and grumblings individuals have about dentures.

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Dental implants prevent the deterioration of gums and firmly fuse with the jaw. They replace the natural teeth and preserve the gums. In the event that there is a need to remove all, or a few, of your teeth, your dental specialist will examine the process with you. They will likewise converse with you about the best choice for replacing your teeth. This fluctuates from individual to individual as dental implants are not appropriate for everybody. When you have had this conversation, you can advance with the course of treatment that has been chosen. If you are really having problems dealing with your teeth, you should speak to your dentist.

 

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After tooth extraction, it’s crucial that you find the best replacement to restore your natural smile.

We all know that replacing a missing tooth with the right dental prosthetic can improve your smile’s appearance. But did you know that it can give you a new lease on life? Teeth replacements can promote better oral health, restore your old diet, improve your speech, and boost your self-esteem and confidence. Depending on the restoration you choose, there may be even more benefits you can enjoy, too!

Dental Implants
Dental implants are often the tooth replacement of choice for our Bellflower patients if the option is available to them. Made of 3 base parts—an implant, a connecting abutment, and a crown—implants act as an entirely artificial tooth from crown to root.

How Long Is The Implant Process?
The implant process is a lengthy one, spread across at least 3 separate surgeries and multiple visits. From your initial consultation to your final crown, your whole dental implant procedure can take between 6 and 12 months.

Consultation
Before we get started, you will need to meet with your dentist for an initial consultation. We’ll take a series of comprehensive X-rays during your exam to ensure that you’re an excellent candidate for implants and plan your specific dental implants procedure.

Bone Graft
The longer your jaw goes without a tooth, the more your jaw begins to deteriorate. If your jaw isn’t strong enough to support your implant, we will need to replace the missing bone with a bone graft. This surgery allows your jaw to reinforce and regenerate itself. After 3 to 4 months of healing, you will be ready to begin your first implant surgery.

Implant
Once your dentist gives you the go-ahead, we will surgically insert the metal post of the implant itself into your jaw. Over the next 4 to 6 months, your mouth will be left alone and monitored as it heals and the implant fuses to the bone in a process called osseointegration.

Abutment
After osseointegration is finished, we’ll attach the metal abutment to your implant. The abutment will be used to connect your crown to the implant, keeping the false tooth together. In some cases, the abutment can be attached at the same time as the implant.

Crown
Lastly, the crown is connected to the abutment, completing the dental implant tooth's look and function. Any adjustments will be made to ensure the crown's bite is perfect. In the case of implant-supported prosthetics, the prosthetic piece will be attached to the abutment instead of a crown.

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What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Implants look and behave like a real tooth, and they even have the root of one, unlike dentures. By being surgically attached and inserted into the jaw, your implants promote a healthy and robust jawbone structure. With other tooth replacements, there is a gradual loss of bone over time, which often limits both the effectiveness and durability of the prosthetic as patients' jaws shift and change. That isn't the case with implants. Dental implants can last 20 to 25 years, offering a fixed, stable bite.

There are also no food restrictions or special care you have to take into account. Dental implants only further improve your speaking and eating experience, and they’re easy to maintain and clean. By brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and attending your routine dental cleanings, you can get the most out of your implants while enjoying a beautiful and healthy smile.

How Much Are Dental Implants?
Your dental implant cost depends on several factors:
Number of teeth being replaced
Type of implant (standard vs mini dental implants, All-on-4 dental implants, implant-supported prosthetics, etc.)
Location of tooth or teeth
Dental extraction cost (if the implant process is started immediately)
Bone graft surgery cost (if necessary)

Dentures
There are two main types of removable dentures: partial and complete. For patients who only need to replace anything less than a full arch of teeth, your denture dentist will recommend partial dentures. Partials are flexible to your mouth's specific needs, and they can stay perfectly in place by using its gum-pink acrylic base behind your remaining natural teeth.

If you need a full-mouth smile restoration, then complete dentures are the choice for you. A complete denture doesn’t rely on existing teeth for stability but instead fits right over your gums and bone. With a perfect fit, your denture will slide on smoothly and comfortably, and it won’t need to rely on adhesive to stay secure.

For both partial and complete dentures, your Bellflower prosthodontist can prepare immediate dentures before your dental extraction. These dentures are made weeks in advance using impressions of your smile, allowing you to walk away from your extraction appointment with a brand new smile. These immediate dentures are only temporary, however, because they only last around 2 to 3 months. Your bite will change a lot in the weeks following your extraction, and you will need to have a more permanent denture made.

Can You Wear Dentures 24/7?
Although you CAN wear your dentures all hours of the day and night, we highly recommend that you give your mouth a break at night. To stay healthy and strong, your gums and bone should have some time to themselves without your false teeth' constant pressure. Taking your dentures out before you sleep prevents jaw and gum soreness, bacteria buildup leading to bad breath and infection, and a faster rate of jawbone loss.

When taking your dentures out at night, you should soak your dentures at night with a denture cleaning solution. This keeps your denture from drying out and helps remove any food or bacteria that even a good toothbrush can’t remove. Once you’re ready to put your false teeth back in the next day, give them a good rinse with running water before popping them in. With great denture maintenance, you’ll ensure that your dentures last for years to come and that your natural smile stays healthy.

Do they make permanent dentures?
Permanent dentures are implant-supported dentures, securing their dentures on metal implants and abutments to leave your bite more stable without the need for denture glue. These denture implants can improve patients’ speech and eat without worrying about any slipping or sliding. They also keep your jaw stronger and slow down the change in your bite from bone loss, allowing your dentures to last longer.

There are also fixed denture implant options, such as All-on-4 dental implants. With All-on-4s, an entire arch of teeth is supported on 4 dental implants and screwed into place. Say goodbye to removing your dentures before you go to bed to soak all night! Plus, not only can you enjoy a beautiful, full smile 24/7, but the maintenance is even simpler. These fixed dentures truly combine the best of both worlds of both dentures and implants.

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What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Implants look and behave like a real tooth, and they even have the root of one, unlike dentures. By being surgically attached and inserted into the jaw, your implants promote a healthy and robust jawbone structure. With other tooth replacements, there is a gradual loss of bone over time, which often limits both the effectiveness and durability of the prosthetic as patients' jaws shift and change. That isn't the case with implants. Dental implants can last 20 to 25 years, offering a fixed, stable bite.

There are also no food restrictions or special care you have to take into account. Dental implants only further improve your speaking and eating experience, and they’re easy to maintain and clean. By brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and attending your routine dental cleanings, you can get the most out of your implants while enjoying a beautiful and healthy smile.

How Much Are Dental Implants?
Your dental implant cost depends on several factors:
Number of teeth being replaced
Type of implant (standard vs mini dental implants, All-on-4 dental implants, implant-supported prosthetics, etc.)
Location of tooth or teeth
Dental extraction cost (if the implant process is started immediately)
Bone graft surgery cost (if necessary)

Dentures
There are two main types of removable dentures: partial and complete. For patients who only need to replace anything less than a full arch of teeth, your denture dentist will recommend partial dentures. Partials are flexible to your mouth's specific needs, and they can stay perfectly in place by using its gum-pink acrylic base behind your remaining natural teeth.

If you need a full-mouth smile restoration, then complete dentures are the choice for you. A complete denture doesn’t rely on existing teeth for stability but instead fits right over your gums and bone. With a perfect fit, your denture will slide on smoothly and comfortably, and it won’t need to rely on adhesive to stay secure.

For both partial and complete dentures, your Bellflower prosthodontist can prepare immediate dentures before your dental extraction. These dentures are made weeks in advance using impressions of your smile, allowing you to walk away from your extraction appointment with a brand new smile. These immediate dentures are only temporary, however, because they only last around 2 to 3 months. Your bite will change a lot in the weeks following your extraction, and you will need to have a more permanent denture made.

Can You Wear Dentures 24/7?
Although you CAN wear your dentures all hours of the day and night, we highly recommend that you give your mouth a break at night. To stay healthy and strong, your gums and bone should have some time to themselves without your false teeth' constant pressure. Taking your dentures out before you sleep prevents jaw and gum soreness, bacteria buildup leading to bad breath and infection, and a faster rate of jawbone loss.

When taking your dentures out at night, you should soak your dentures at night with a denture cleaner solution. This keeps your denture from drying out and helps remove any food or bacteria that even a good toothbrush can’t remove. Once you’re ready to put your false teeth back in the next day, give them a good rinse with running water before popping them in. With great denture maintenance, you’ll ensure that your dentures last for years to come and that your natural smile stays healthy.

Do they make permanent dentures?
Permanent dentures are implant-supported dentures, securing their dentures on metal implants and abutments to leave your bite more stable without the need for denture glue. These denture implants can improve patients’ speech and eating without worrying about any slipping or sliding. They also keep your jaw stronger and slow down the change in your bite from bone loss, allowing your dentures to last longer.

There are also fixed denture implant options, such as All-on-4 dental implants. With All-on-4s, an entire arch of teeth is supported on 4 dental implants and screwed into place. Say goodbye to removing your dentures before you go to bed to soak all night! Plus, not only can you enjoy a beautiful, full smile 24/7, but the maintenance is even simpler. These fixed dentures truly combine the best of both worlds of both dentures and implants.

 

What Do Dentures Cost?
There is a wide range in the cost of dentures. The price is calculated based on these deciding factors:
Materials used
Number of teeth being replaced
Type of denture chosen
Extraction and immediate dentures cost (if applicable)

Here at Bellflower Dental Group, we know the importance of budget-friendly dental care. While dentures can be partially covered by dental insurance, we understand that it may not be enough to meet your budget’s needs. If you need assistance with ensuring you get affordable dentures and implants, our dentists are here to help. Please give our office a call at (323) 486-6579 to schedule a consultation, and we’ll be more than happy to go over our financing options with you.

What Is Better Implants or Dentures?
Ultimately, the best tooth-replacement option for you depends on your specific smile. Dentures are more flexible to your mouth’s particular demands, replacing anywhere between one or all of your teeth with ease. There are also immediate options that allow you to leave our Bellflower dental office with same-day dentures. So for patients on a budget or who don’t want to wait months before they can enjoy the benefits of a restored smile, dentures may be the right choice.

 

However, if you are only replacing one or two teeth, we recommend you get dental implants. Implants are durable, more stable, and don't require any maintenance or recurring denture repair. They're also an overall healthier option for your mouth. They prevent bone loss that can age your face, change your prosthetic's fit, and leave you vulnerable to infection and decay. Implants can also last more than 25 years with proper care. As dentures often need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years, implants' higher prices are incredibly cost-efficient and well worth it.

 

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Dental implants are one of the well known cosmetic dentistry choices to supplant your missing teeth. The implant is carefully put into the jawbone by your dental specialist or an oral specialist. Dental implants are screw-like parts produced using titanium that copy the capacity of a tooth root and keep a dental crown in its place.

The Three Phases of the Dental Implant Procedure

  1. A dental implant procedure is normally finished in three-phases. The principal stage is tied in with placing the implant. Subsequent to applying nearby sedation, an incision will be made on your gums and the implant will be precisely screwed into the jawbone. The gums are then shut over the implant using a couple of joins. The gum will be left to recuperate for three to a half year with the goal that the implant safely integrates into the jawbone.
  2. The subsequent stage involves placing the post or projection on the implant. This period of the dental implant procedure is done simply after the gums have recuperated totally. Another little incision is made in the gums and a projection is connected to the implant. The projection protrudes through the gum tissues. The capacity of a projection is to make sure about the dental crown securely set up.
  3. The third and final period of the dental implant procedure is the crown connection. In this stage, a tweaked crown will be appended to the implant post by your dental specialist.

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Doing the dental implant in these three stages permits sufficient opportunity to check the shape and attack of the finished crown in your mouth. Accordingly, a three-stage dental implant is normally suggested by dentists when you have a solid jawbone to help dental implants.

How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?

The time expected to finish a dental implant procedure relies upon different variables, for example, your oral wellbeing, regardless of whether tooth extraction is to be performed before the implant procedure, the number of teeth involved, and their situation in your mouth. By and large, a dental implant can take around six to nine months to finish.

Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?

Likewise, with any surgery, dental implants additionally have a certain degree of uneasiness. Be that as it may, sedation dentistry will assist you with easing your distress. You are given nearby sedation at the hour of the implant procedure. Your dental specialist may likewise endorse drugs to assuage any pain or distress that may happen after the procedure.

On the off chance that you are looking for an expert dentist in Des Moines who can play out your dental implant expertly, call us to plan an appointment.

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