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WHY CHOOSE DENTAL IMPLANTS

If you have missing teeth and feel self-conscious about your smile, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants can give you a beautiful smile and a functioning dentition when you have suffered the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth.

 

Good nutrition plays a very important part of our overall health. Dental implants provide people with the strength and stability required to eat the foods they love, without struggling to chew. Dental implants also stimulate and maintain the bone that surrounds and supports the teeth, jaws and facial features.

Dental implants have been around for over 45 years, and they have become an excellent restorative procedure and alternative for patients who have missing teeth.  There are many reasons why patients choose dental implants. The only way to see if you are a candidate for dental implants, is to come for a consultation regarding your specific situation.

Dental Implants

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Dental implants can be used to support dentures and partial dentures to create a secure alternative for patients who are missing all their teeth or multiple teeth. Patients who are missing all of their teeth can also choose the option of fixed dentistry. Dental implants can be used for single missing teeth, as well.

 

Dental Implants are in the shape of cylinders, usually approximately a ½ to ¾ of an inch in length, and they are made of titanium. Approximately ¾ of the cylinder is shaped like a screw, which holds the implant in the bone. The top portion of the implant is smooth, and this is what the post attaches to for placement of a crown or to secure a denture. The post (attachment) screws into the implant after the area has healed and is secure, so the restorative phase (crown or denture) can be completed.

 

Dental implants have an average success rate of over 97% over five years. Some patients boast they have had their implants for 35 years. John Hopkins University publishes a senior citizen health report annually, and one of the 10 best health decisions listed is “choosing dental implants instead of conventional dentures.”

 

We offer complete mouth rehabilitation, full and partial removable dentures and implant supported fixed prostheses (all-on-4), implant retained removable prosthesis (overdentures).

 

We have an in-office cone beam CT that is used in the diagnosing and decision-making process when considering dental implants. This helps Dr. Janer determine the thickness and health of the patient’s bone for the placement of dental implants.

 

Dr. Pablo Janer can show you examples of dental implants for you to see and models to show how dental implants work. Please view the videos of what dental implants will do and a simulated representation of how the implant is placed.

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