We specialize in implant placement. According to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), dental implants have a success rate of 95% when placed by a dental specialist.
Although having a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with that are important, there are also important health reasons to have dental implants. Whether replacing one tooth or several, implants are an important solution to restoring and maintaining dental health.
Once a tooth is lost, several things begin to happen that are not immediately noticeable to a patient and which can have a significant negative effect on both health and appearance. Tooth roots help hold teeth in place but they are also critical in maintaining health in the surrounding gums and supporting bone structures. Bone loss in the jawbone is one of the significant problems that naturally occurs once a tooth is lost. This bone loss can compromise the integrity of neighboring tooth roots and tooth stability. This bone loss is also a large part of what causes the “sunken” look that is seen in people who have lost several or all of their teeth. It is the reason patients who wear dentures find that over time their dentures are harder and harder to fit and keep in place.
Dental implants help maintain and strengthen bone structure. This means they do much more than replace the missing tooth – they also protect the existing teeth by helping to preserve bone structure.
Dental Implants in Holyoke, MA
Oakdale Dental provides dental implants in Holyoke, MA. Call 413-536-1782 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) states that, when placed by a qualified dentist, dental implants have a success rate of 95%. They have become the treatment of choice for replacing missing teeth because they not only create a beautiful smile, but they also have important health benefits.
Dental Implants and Oral Health
Not only do tooth roots anchor teeth in place, they also protect the surrounding bone structures and gum tissues. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone begins to break down, compromising the stability of the surrounding teeth and leading to the sunken look that many denture wearers have. Denture wearers must also have their dentures relined frequently, as the breakdown of the jawbone will cause them to become looser and looser.
Because dental implants actually replace tooth roots, they reverse this progressive jawbone loss. They form a secure base for high quality replacement teeth, stabilize the adjacent teeth, and give the mouth a full and youthful appearance.
Guided Implant Placement
Dental implants are slivers of biocompatible titanium that fuse with the jawbone. It is vital that they be precisely fitted so that the replacement teeth will properly align with each other and with the remaining natural teeth. We use digital technology to design a surgical guide that lets us know the exact positioning, angle, and depth for each implant. You will be able to view the 3-D model before we begin, and the surgical guide helps us improve safety, efficiency, and predictability.
Single Tooth Dental Implant
One dental implant can support a single replacement tooth. We will ensure that the implant is precisely fitted and matched to the adjacent teeth, ensuring maximum aesthetics and functionality.
Implant Supported Bridge
An implant supported bridge may be the best option for those who are missing three teeth or more in a row. We will place a dental implant at each end to support a bridge of high quality replacement teeth, providing a durable and aesthetic restoration without shaving down the healthy structure of the adjacent teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
Just two dental implants can stabilize a removable “snap on” denture, improving bite strength and allowing you to speak and laugh with confidence. If you prefer fixed, non-removable teeth, just a handful of implants can support an entire upper or lower arch.
If you are interested in dental implants in Holyoke, please call 413-536-1782 to schedule your appointment.
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