“I have treated a significant number of patients who are entering the prime of their working lives in their 20s and 30s. These patients understand an investment in a healthy, lasting, and beautiful smile is proven to increase earning power and increase life expectancy. The longer you wait to upgrade yourself, the less time you get to realize the investment.”
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implant Dentures?
Patients who are tired of denture adhesive, losing teeth, having decayed teeth repaired, or are dissatisfied with the esthetics of their smile are a candidate for dental implant dentures. Patients must have good quality and enough quantity of bone to accommodate the dental implant. Certain medications can prevent adequate bone healing and prevent a patient from being an implant candidate. Dr. Pruitt carefully selects candidates to ensure success rates are optimized.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth. They are designed to mimic the natural structure and function of teeth and are a popular solution for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, decay, or other dental issues.
What are Dental Implants Made of?
The dental implant itself is typically made of biocompatible materials, such as titanium, that can fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This integration creates a strong bond between the implant and the bone, allowing the implant to support a dental restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture.
What Does the Dental Implant Process Look Like?
The dental implant procedure involves several stages. First, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. Over a period of several months, the implant undergoes osseointegration, during which it integrates with the bone. Once the implant has fully fused with the jawbone, an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment serves as a connector between the implant and the dental restoration. Finally, a custom-made dental crown, bridge, or denture is placed on top of the abutment to complete the restoration.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer several advantages over other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges. They provide a more stable and secure solution, allowing individuals to speak and chew with confidence. Implants also help preserve the bone structure of the jaw and prevent the natural shifting of surrounding teeth, which can occur when a tooth is missing.
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