Missing a Tooth?
Have you lost a tooth? If so, a suitable replacement for the lost or damaged tooth should be sought as soon as possible. There are several options to replace your damaged tooth. Without a tooth, it may be difficult to smile, chew, and talk, regardless of whether you have lost one tooth or multiple. If a tooth is missing, it can change the tooth alignment over time and cause a variety of problems if not corrected. The value of a specific tooth is uncertain until it is missing, and the fact is, your teeth are not necessarily permanent. If you have lost or damaged a tooth or multiple teeth, then our skilled team here at Timothy H. Kindt, DDS can help you fix your issues to restore your smile.
What are the Advantages of a Single Tooth Implant?
Dental implants have certain advantages that other types of replacements are lacking. Implants may be inserted in the adjacent teeth without damaging them. This ensures that you have a restored smile that is stronger than ever and has little effect on your other teeth. The implant is almost like a real tooth. For a single missing tooth, other traditional remedies, such as a fixed bridge supported by the teeth, include grinding of the adjoining teeth, which make dental implants a well-defined substitute.
Since dental implants replace the root of the tooth, the base bone is best preserved. The device is incorporated in the entirety of your jawbone, which makes it stay intact. Bridges deteriorate any of the bone behind them. A dental implant provides the bonus of protecting your dental and jaw structure integrity. Dental implants are supposed to be a permanent substitute for the tooth. As with a tooth-supporting bridge, tooth implants do not need to decrease other teeth. Since the implant does not shift surrounding teeth, more of your teeth stay healthy and boost your oral health for the long term. Single tooth replacement implants also promote access to oral hygiene between teeth. Dental implants are usually more costly than most other denture replacements, but they last much longer and give your natural teeth the best imitation. We should perform a comprehensive evaluation to decide if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. You should then be confident that everything we do is in your best interest.
Are You a Candidate for Single Tooth Replacement?
Robust oral health and overall health is a must for a successful Implant. You will have a full oral exam, a medical background analysis, and x-rays to assess if you are a candidate at your first appointment with our experienced oral surgeon. A suitable jawbone is required to sustain a denture, and the best candidates are free of periodontal disorder and have good gum tissue. In all cases, the right dental implants need exceptional oral care, and our team will help you achieve the best results.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept
Another option to to missing teeth is the All-on-4 Treatment Concept. This procedure is seen as an alternative to the traditional dental implant procedure. Due to many patients being removed from consideration for traditional implants, because of minimal available bone structure, the All-on-4 option uses considerably less. This is because unlike traditional implants which are inserted at an absolutely vertical position, the All-on-4 implants are secured at an angle meaning they are not inserted to the same depth. There are only four implants necessary to complete the procedure, meaning less implants overall. This means less time in the office and less expense. Developed by Nobel Biocare, this process allows dental implants to be placed quickly and efficiently. They only take one office visit. Unlike traditional implants, patients go home with artificial teeth.
Come See Us Today!Your exact diagnosis, tooth replacement option, and detailed and extensive recovery plan begins with the right treatment for your unique case. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Timothy H. Kindt, DDS today by giving us a call at (480) 939-5818 to set up an appointment with us! We will help replace your missing teeth.
1244 N Greenfield Rd, Suite 105
Mesa, AZ 85205-4078
Call (480) 939-5818