Dental implants have dramatically changed the face of dentistry over the last 25 years. Quality of life can often be greatly improved and enhanced with the integration of dental implants.
They offer the most successful options available in dentistry for replacing missing teeth. With over a 95% success rate, (in healthy patients) dental implants provide a terrific option to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth. They are engineered to provide you with a stable and long-term tooth replacement alternative. They are surgically placed in the jawbone allowing for a predictable solution to missing teeth, dental bridges, and dentures. Dental implants can also provide improved function and aesthetics.
If you have missing, or compromised teeth, you would be a considered a great candidate for dental implants. The following factors will help Dr. Ickert determine if you are a suitable candidate for implant dentistry.
If you consider yourself to be in general good health and if you are well enough for a routine dental treatment, you are most likely a great candidate for implant dentistry. It is important to note that having adequate bone and soft tissue is a critical aspect of implant dentistry.
Dental implants are usually postponed until full growth and development has been completed. However, there are exceptions in certain unique cases. Implant dentistry can be considered an ideal treatment option regardless of age, whether you are young, middle-aged or a senior.
Other restorative procedures, such as dental bridges, can disturb and compromise neighboring healthy teeth. These procedures require the removal of tooth structure and enamel, which may increase the risk of failure. A dental implant can replace single or multiple teeth without harming the structure of adjacent healthy teeth.
The quality of life can often be greatly improved and enhanced with the integration of dental implants.
One of the best-known applications of dental implants is treating edentulous patients or patients without any teeth. Many patients who wear dentures often suffer due to loose and free moving dentures. Through the placement of dental implants, you are able to drastically improve the comfort, function, and stability of your existing denture or bridge. Dentures that are anchored by dental implants can also be easily removed for cleaning, enabling you to maintain optimal oral health.