The one major complaint we hear from denture wearers is the trouble that comes with eating the food they love. They have to avoid some foods entirely. And then the dentures often slide around while they try to eat, sometimes irritating their gums. Between three meals a day and snacks, denture wearers can spend a lot of time in distress.
Can I eat this? Are my teeth going to dislodge? Can people see my teeth shifting?
These are the questions people with dentures often ask themselves. At North Oaks Dental, we have the training to replace teeth with state-of-the-art dental implants. Our staff is well trained in placing and restoring dental implants. In fact, Dr. Daboul even wrote a book about it, Getting Ready For Dental Implant Surgery. Give us a call today at 248-712-1522 to request a visit.
What Makes Dental Implants So Strong
Dental implants have become a popular way to replace missing teeth because they are strong and longlasting. Dentures rest on the gums, making it easy for them to slide around in the mouth. Dental implants are actually placed into the jaw. We understand this sounds a bit invasive, but trust us, we have sedation dentistry to help put you at ease during this procedure. The implant is made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material. Once the implants heals into the bone — which takes about three to four months — it becomes part of your body.
A dental implant acts like a permanent replacement for the root of your tooth and can be restored with single crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants are more expensive than traditional dentures, but there is a difference between expense and cost. Dental implants are an added expense, but you’ll have value that is far greater than dentures
Dentures only give you about 25 to 50 percent of the chewing power of natural teeth, whereas dental implants nearly match the power of your natural teeth.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
- Give you the chewing ability only rivaled by natural teeth
- Do not get cavities and can last forever
- Preserve the jawbone and give you a more youthful appearance
- Give you the peace of mind that dentures cannot (Never worry about your dentures falling out or slipping again)
The Type of Dental Implants Available to You!
Dental implants can be used in a variety of situations. At our office, we have traditional dental implants that are used to replace single missing teeth and even stabilize dentures. To be a candidate for this type of implant, you need to be in good health and have enough jawbone to support the implant. Some practices only offer this type of implant, and if you do not have enough jawbone to support the implant, you’ll need bone grafting to build up the area.
If jawbone density is a problem for you, then there is another option for you: mini dental implants. These implants function just like regular dental implants but are smaller in diameter. With the smaller in diameter implant, the surgery is less invasive and the recovery time is brief.
The other type of implant system we offer is called All-on-4. This system uses traditional implants and is ideal for those struggling with total tooth loss. All-on-4 is unique because it uses only four implants on each arch, and best of all, the upper palate is left open, allowing you to enjoy more tastes and sensations on the roof of your mouth.
Start Replacing Your Missing Teeth
Your dental implant treatment will begin with an in-depth consultation. You’ll have an exam, and then we’ll use digital 3-D images to plan out your treatment. Few dental offices have this technology. The 3-D images aid in diagnosing dental issues and planning out treatment, as we’ll be able to pinpoint the best spot for your dental implants or implants.
The patients we treat with dental implants are happier and healthier. You can become one of our success stories. Give us a call today at 248-712-1522 to request a visit.