A better treatment option.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a safe, medically proven, esthetic alternative to traditional crowns, bridgework, and dentures. Because implant restorations look and feel more like natural teeth, they offer new levels of comfort, security, and confidence over traditional treatments. For more than two decades, Zimmer dental implants have been helping to provide quality of life to patients with restorative needs.
How do they Work?
A dental implant is a small “anchor” made of titanium that is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. After osseointegration (when the surrounding bone has healed to the implant), an abutment is secured to the top of the implant. An attachment is then added to the inside of the denture which will snap on to the abutment during insertion. This will enable your denture to be stablilized and perform similar to your natural teeth. You will never again have to worry about a “floating” denture, or shy away from your favorite foods!
What are the benefits?
Choosing dental implants as a treatment option can offer you a number of significant advantages.
Maintain Anatomy. If you have missing teeth, the bone begins to shrink over time. Unhealthy bone loss can make your jaw line recede and change your facial structure. Dental implants can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone so your face retains its natural shape.
What is involved in the implant procedure?
After a careful evaluation of your dental and medical health history, your practitioner will determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. If you are, you will then have thorough consultations with surgical and prosthetic specialists before your treatments begin.
Initial Implant Placement
Your practitioner places the dental implant into your jaw while you are under either local or general anesthesia. Over the next several months, bone will heal to the surface of the implant, anchoring it into position. Depending on your particular case, an additional minor procedure creates an opening through which a healing abutment will emerge.
Implant Prosthetic Attachment
During this phase, your practitioner painlessly attaches a prosthetic “post” to the implant. An impression will be taken, and soon after, the attachments in the denture are added and ready to be loaded.
Your dental practitioner will guide you on the proper care and maintenance of your new implants before, during, and after the procedure. By following a regular routine of careful oral hygiene and regular checkups, your implants will look, function, and feel great for many years to come!
Securely anchored dental implants do not slip or move. This eliminates some of the key problems of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation and pain from exposed nerves. The result is superior comfort, reliability, and freedom from embarrassment.
Complete Lower or Upper Tooth Replacement
If you are missing all of your teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw and currently use a removable full denture, then an implant-supported denture could be the right solution for you. Unlike removable full dentures which can fit poorly, cause gum irritation and pain from exposed nerves, implant-supported dentures virtually eliminate slipping and movement, so there’s no pain, no embarrassment, and no worries. You’ll be able to laugh and speak in confidence, and enjoy your favorite foods with ease.
Experience new freedom with an implant-supported denture.
- Maintains integrity with an implant-supported denture.
- Increases comfort and stability.
- Restores a more secure biting ability than a removable denture.
- Eliminates need for adhesives.
- Improves appearance (lost lip support restored).
- Builds confidence in eating and speaking more clearly.
A natural, beautiful solution for confident living.
Dental implants can improve your appearance, self-confidence, and give you new peace of mind. They look and feel similar to natural teeth, and the securely attached implant can give you the confidence of eating what you like, speaking easily and clearly, and a new sense of security.
To find out if implants are the right solution for you, ask Mike for an evaluation.
I had never heard of implants until my dental practitioner told me they were the best choice for my situation. Now I don’t know how I ever lived with dentures.
I was surprised at how little discomfort I felt during the implant procedures. And my new implants look and feel great.