Designing Smiles with Dental Implants for Blaine
It's estimated that 69% of adults have lost at least one tooth, and 25% of people over the age of 65 have lost all of their teeth. To replace missing teeth in the most natural way possible, Dr. Green recommends dental implants.
What's The Process?
Restoring with dental implants is easier than you may think. The process involves a minimally invasive procedure where we insert the implant into a small pilot hole in the jawbone. This placement is quick and efficient in most cases, and post-operative discomfort is minimal. Once in place, the implant is allowed to integrate and heal into the bone so that it is locked into place. This usually takes 3-6 months and is often dependent on the general health and age of the patient.
We move on to restoring the implant with a crown once it's ready. This involves two visits: at the first appointment, we will take impressions of your teeth with the implant in place. These impressions are sent to a dental lab where custom restorations are created to fit your bite. When these are ready, we will have you back and we will fit, adjust, and then permanently cement the crown into position on the implant. Best of all, local anesthetic is not needed after the implant is initially placed, so the last two visits are quick and easy.
So Many Benefits
Dental implants provide innumerable benefits. They look and feel completely natural because they mimic the structure of natural teeth. Implants stop the jawbone loss that occurs after you lose teeth, and your replacement teeth will provide support for facial muscles imparting a more youthful appearance. With a success rate of 90% over 20 years and the potential to last a lifetime with proper care, dental implants have become the preferred alternative for people with missing teeth.
Mini Dental Implants (MDI)
For patients who want to secure a loose denture but who aren’t candidates for traditional implants, Dr. Green offers Mini Dental Implants (MDI). Placing mini implants is a short, minimally invasive procedure that provides immediate results. Dr. Green can insert the implant posts to stabilize your denture or retrofit your existing denture in just one visit, returning comfortable function to the patient. Years of uncomfortable and unpredictable wear can be fixed in just a couple of hours and give you back a functional smile.