If you have missing teeth or teeth that are severely damaged, dental implants are going to be your best option to replace them. They are the most natural tooth replacement solution because they are only dental restoration that closely mimic natural teeth. They are growing in popularity among dentists and patients due to their high success rate and superiority. Dr. Heather Adams offers dental implants in Rogers, AR and today, they are one of the most popular dental services she offers.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Teeth are important for aesthetic and health reasons. They have help make your smile look nice but you also need them to bite and chew your food and to speak. If you are missing teeth, you may be too embarrassed to smile or eat around people. These simple things can have a negative impact on your life. Additionally, if you cannot bite or chew certain foods, it will difficult to maintain a healthy diet.
Tooth loss also causes surrounding teeth to shift which can lead an unbalanced bite. Patients who fail to replace their missing teeth are also at a higher risk for developing tooth decay, additional tooth loss, and bone deterioration. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants provides the best solution for all of these problems.
About Dental Implants in Rogers, AR
Dr. Heather Adams provides superior restorative dentistry in Rogers, AR. Her state-of-the-art dental practice offers the latest in dental technology and the most progressive materials and techniques. This allows Dr. Adams to provides patients with quality missing teeth solutions such as dental implant restorations.
Dr. Adams offers coordinated care for dental implants in Rogers, AR. We work with only the best local team of specialists to ensure that your needs are met and results are optimal. Our dental implant treatment plans provide patients with convenient and predictable results.
For patients who may require bone grafting or gum contouring, Dr. Adams will coordinate treatment with local dental specialists on behalf of her patients.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small screw-like post that is typically made out of titanium. This dental fixture must be surgically placed in the jaw bone. Over the course of a few months, the implant will fuse with the surrounding bone. A dental implant acts like a tooth root and provides a durable foundation for replacement teeth. They can be placed in various places along the top or bottom arch. Teeth implants come in various sizes for this reason. They are available in various diameters and lengths to accommodate the different spots they will need to go.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants have dramatically improved restorative dentistry, providing patients with a more comfortable, natural, and functional bite after tooth loss.
Tooth loss can often trigger a domino effect of complex dental concerns. Patients with missing teeth are more likely to experience additional tooth loss, bone deterioration, gum recession, and periodontal disease. Patients with missing teeth may also experience difficulty chewing or speaking normally.
Dental implants can restore confidence and help to build a healthy, comfortable, and functional smile. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to our Rogers AR dentist office, your dental implant secured restoration can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are the only tooth loss solution that can address bone deterioration. Other solution such as dentures and dental bridge do not replace teeth at the root. A dental implant will act as a missing tooth root to provide stimulation for the bone and prevent bone deterioration.
They also will hold the dental restoration firmly in place. Traditional dentures often slip around in the mouth leading to slurred speech, difficulty eating, and sores in the mouth. Dental implants will eliminate these problems making eating and speaking easier and more comfortable.
Dental Implants: What to Expect
Dental implants are small medical-grade titanium posts. The implants function as a prosthetic root structure designed to fuse with the jaw and stabilize both bone structure and overall oral health.
An oral surgeon will surgically place the dental implants into healthy bone tissue. The placement of the dental implant is a simple surgical procedure. Your dental specialist will use dental sedation or a local anesthetic. Dr. Adams typically coordinates this process with a local specialist. Sedation options include oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide which will be discussed prior to your procedure.
Once the implant is placed in the jaw, it is left to heal for about 3-6 months. The dental implant engages in a process known as osseointegration. During this time the implant fuses with the jaw bone creating a stable and comfortable oral foundation to support a new dental restoration.
Some patients may receive a temporary dental restoration to wear during the healing process. This is for aesthetic purposes and to restore a little functionality during these healing months. Once healed, your dentist will cap the dental implants abutments which is used to anchor the final restoration in place.
Dental Restoration Options
You will return to our Rogers, AR dental office for the fabrication and placement of your new teeth. Dentists use dental implants to secure dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. The number of implants you receive will vary. It is based on the number of missing teeth you have to replace, their location, and stability of your jaw bone. A single missing tooth simply requires one dental implant and a dental crown. However, when multiple missing teeth are missing, you will need a dental bridge, partial denture, or full denture. These options requires two or more implant fixtures. With a full denture, your denture will recommend between four and eight implant to secure it.
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Schedule a consultation today to learn more about dental implants. At your appointment, Dr. Adams will be able to tell you which type of implant will work best for your unique situation.
The dentist office of Dr. Adams in Rogers, AR offers a judgment-free atmosphere so patients feel comfortable coming to us for help. Contact our office at (479) 323-3011 to take the first step in regaining your oral health.