If you have missing or failing teeth, try not to worry. There are a variety of high-tech treatments that can help you restore the appearance, function, and health of your smile. While dental implants might be considered the best option for these scenarios, you still might wonder if they’re the best option for you. You’llRead More

 

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on February 27, 2020

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

If you have missing or failing teeth, try not to worry. There are a variety of high-tech treatments that can help you restore the appearance, function, and health of your smile.

While dental implants might be considered the best option for these scenarios, you still might wonder if they’re the best option for you. You’ll have to consider a variety of factors, including your dental goals and lifestyle.

This is where the Spodak Dental Group team can help. We address our patients’ dental health needs and match their goals with our best-recommended treatment. Together, we’ll work to ensure a successful and enjoyable outcome — one that’s worth smiling about!

 

When it comes to tooth loss, there is good news!

Dental implants are a great solution for patients who suffer from missing or severely damaged teeth. There are many reasons why patients might have missing or failing teeth, including the natural progression of age and bone loss, gum disease, tooth decay, or accidents such as car crashes, sports injuries, biting on a hard piece of food, or others.

 

What happens when a tooth is lost?

While the main drawback to having a missing tooth is just that—a missing tooth— there are more causes for concern. Your teeth may shift and become misaligned. Additionally, not having your teeth lined up perfectly can make it not only easier for food to get stuck and trap bacteria, but it can also make it more difficult to brush and floss.

Having a smile that you’re not proud of can lead to feelings of self-consciousness about how you look and how you feel, creating issues for not only how you eat and speak, but also how you enjoy conversations and relationships.

There are also several health consequences to having missing teeth. You might experience bone loss in the jaw, which creates a sunken facial appearance, as well as an increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

 

Implants really do make your life better!

See how the team at Spodak Dental Group changes lives!

 

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably seen those scary ads on TV about having missing or failing teeth, or having to deal with dentures. You might be worried about the diet and lifestyle restrictions that come along with lost teeth and traditional adhesive dentures.

You won’t be able to eat the foods you enjoy and you have to deal with not being able to chew should you break or misplace your denture. You may even avoid certain events because you feel uncomfortable when you talk. Sound familiar?

Implants are a great option for solving all of these situations because they are the closest option to an actual tooth. The implant, abutment, and crown look great and allow you to eat what you want. It provides a stable and secure biting platform. The best part is no one will be able to tell!

With implants, your life will be improved dramatically. You can enjoy your life as if you had a mouth full of healthy and natural teeth.

 

Are implants for you?

Almost every person is a good candidate for implants.

The biggest determining factor is bone density, but even if the bone density is a little lower than needed, there are solutions for that, too. Your doctor will first make sure that you have a healthy foundation for the implant, which might mean first treating the gum disease, or performing a bone graft.

Your age, however, is not a determining factor, which is great. Young people can benefit from implants because they can enjoy a lifetime of health. Older people can also benefit because they don’t have to deal with the drawbacks of dentures, like dietary restrictions, bone loss, and the uncomfortable and insecure fit of dentures.

 

What to expect from implants

While getting a dental implant might seem daunting, it’s really not!

An oral surgeon who is highly trained in placing an implant will do so in just one visit. Once the bone has healed around the implant and the implant is solidly affixed in the jaw, which usually takes two months, we’ll craft and place the final restoration. This can be either a crown, bridge, or denture. If the patient opted for a crown in our office, the crown will be expertly designed by our in-house lab technician who guarantees perfect appearance and fit.

 

How technology makes our implants better!

Gone are the days when you have to wear an uncomfortable temporary crown and visit your dentist multiple times. Now, you can receive your final crown in one day, which creates an easier, better-looking, longer-lasting, and more durable result! We’re able to do this thanks to a 3D milling technology, a machine known as CEREC. CEREC uses a digital blueprint to create a perfectly shaped crown in minutes without a temporary crown or a return trip to the dentist.

 

Preparing for a lifetime of health

Caring for your implant and crown is very much like caring for a natural tooth. You will have to visit your hygienist and dentist for your regularly-scheduled appointments to avoid gum disease and other issues. Remember, our goal is to keep your teeth — and crowns— healthy enough to last a lifetime!

 

Getting started with implants at Spodak Dental Group

From start to finish, the expert team at Spodak Dental Group will provide all the information so you can make the best possible decision. This includes:

  • Whether or not any pre-implant treatment is needed
  • Where and how the implant is going to be placed
  • What you can expect the restoration to look like when it’s placed

 

 

Most importantly, we’ll discuss how you will benefit from your treatment and how your life will positively be changed! If you have questions as to the best course of treatment for your missing or failing teeth, we’re here to help! Just call or text us at (561) 303-2413. You can also email inform@spodakdental.com and we’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation with our dental team.

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