Many people who lose teeth go through a process of grieving, similar to when people lose a limb. But a lost tooth doesn’t have to be lost forever. Dental implants are replacement teeth that look like your natural teeth, function like your natural teeth, and require no special maintenance. They are so much like your natural teeth that, with proper care, they can last a lifetime.
We know how bad it can feel to lose teeth, and we want to heal you, physically and emotionally. Dental implants are the optimal treatment for this because they are so much like your natural teeth that they feel like having your own teeth back again.
To learn how you can benefit from dental implants in Rochester, please call (248) 656-2020 for an appointment with an implant dentist at Rochester Advanced Dentistry.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a much better tooth replacement option than other restorations we have had in the past. Dental implants:
- Look natural
- Function like natural teeth–easily chew all types of food
- Support themselves–don’t affect your other teeth
- Support your gums and jawbone
- Require no special maintenance–just brush, floss, and see the dentist regularly
- Can last a lifetime
In almost every way, dental implants are superior to other tooth replacement options. Because a dental implant is independently anchored in your jaw like your natural teeth, it can make the most natural appearance, practically indistinguishable from other teeth. And dental implants function like natural teeth. You don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place when you’re chewing–they’re anchored in the jawbone like your natural teeth, so you can chew any type of food without worry.
And dental implants support themselves, so they don’t affect any of your other teeth. Dental bridges require us to put crowns on neighboring teeth, which means removing healthy tooth material. Partial dentures use hooks and clasps to secure themselves in place, which are not only unreliable and uncomfortable, they can trap food and plaque against your natural teeth, causing wear and decay. And only dental implants support your gums and jawbone. Unless your jaw is stimulated, your body will begin to remove it, which can cause a visible collapse of your gums and even your face.
Properly maintained, dental implants can last a lifetime. The first dental implants ever placed lasted their owner the rest of his life–about 40 years. The second person to receive dental implants still has them–almost 50 years later. Large scale studies show that about 93% of dental implants are still in place and functional 17 years after placement. And maintaining dental implants is easy: just brush, floss, and make your regular dental appointments.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure is relatively simple. During your consultations, we will talk about your goals and determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
We will usually place your dental implants in a single procedure. This may be done at the same time as your natural teeth are extracted. Sometimes, bone grafts to help support your implants may be performed at the same time. You will get a temporary crown or denture, which may be attached to the implant if the implants are secure enough.
Once your implants are healed, which may take three to six months, we will place your final restorations.
Why Choose Rochester Advanced Dentistry for Your Dental Implants
You have options in the Rochester area for getting your dental implants, but you should strongly consider Rochester Advanced Dentistry because our tools and our dentists are truly exceptional.
Computerized 3D Implant Planning
With the use of 3-D Cone Beam technology, we are able to plan your entire implant surgery before you even arrive for your procedure!
The cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) device allows us to measure the exact position and density of your bone so there are no surprises the day of surgery. Everything can be planned precisely so the surgery can go quickly and accurately. We can virtually place your dental implant on the computer precisely and accurately, assuring us that your implant will be perfectly positioned in your mouth. Proper implant placement makes it easier for you to have an attractive, functional, and long-lasting dental implant.