Palmyra Dental Implant Procedures
In the old days, if you had a tooth that was seriously damaged, infected, or missing, your options weren’t great. False teeth looked . . . well, fake, and dentures didn’t quite provide you with the stability you needed. Luckily, technology has come a long way since then, and dental implants have become a popular alternative to dentures for those with missing teeth or those who are experiencing serious tooth decay.
During this safe oral surgery procedure, small titanium posts are implanted in your jaw bone at the spot where your teeth are missing. The bone and titanium will bond tightly, creating an artificial root for the tooth implant to take hold. After your mouth heals, this foundation becomes a secure place for dental crowns or dentures to be placed. Once it’s all over, you can go back to eating the same foods as before with no issues, which is nearly impossible with dentures or other kinds of fake teeth. Plus, the dental implant procedure helps to restore the contours of your face and smile.
This all sounds pretty easy, but dental implants are a detailed blend of science and art. If done properly, nobody should notice it, as the implanted tooth should look like a natural tooth. To ensure that your dental implant procedure is performed perfectly, trust in the professionals at Palmyra Family Dentistry. With years of experience and state-of-the-art dental technology, we can bring you the beautiful, white smile you’ve dreamed of.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are a reliable and affordable solution to restore your quality of life, rather than complicating it with removable dentures. By securing your full or partial dentures with mini implants, you are able to enjoy the foods you love and feel comfortable and confident about your smile. Eat what you want, when you want it again with confidence!
Simply put, mini dental implants are very small titanium posts which are gently threaded into your jaw bone. The procedure usually involves no cutting of the gum and very little post-op discomfort. Most people can have mini dental implants placed in the morning and enjoy their favorite meal the same evening. Ask yourself these questions if you are considering mini dental implants:
- Do you currently have dentures?
- Are your dentures loose?
- Do they shift and move?
- Are you tired of using adhesives to try to hold them into place?
- Are you unable to eat what you want, when you want?
- Do you have sore spots or have trouble talking?
No matter how well a denture fits, it will always have some movement, as the denture is not sitting on a solid surface. In fact, most dental patients will tell you they are not as good as real teeth! A denture is a prosthetic device like an imitation leg for a person who has lost a limb. With time and practice, most dental patients adapt and can successfully eat, talk, and smile with their dentures; however, traditional dentures come with their own benefits and downfalls.
How tightly a denture fits has a lot to do with the size and shape of the gum tissue the patient has, making comfort levels and functionality less consistent among patients. To make things worse, gum tissue tends to shrink as a person gets older, which can lead patients to experience discomfort with traditional dentures as they age. You might be thinking, “I do not want a denture. Can mini implants hold permanent teeth?” Yes! Mini dental implants may also be used to hold permanent teeth in place.
Palmyra Family Dentistry offers our patients mini dental implants for both individual teeth or full dentures to improve their smile and the function of their teeth. Contact us online or by phone to schedule your dental appointment.