05 Oct Dental Implant Surgery Offers A Full Smile
When you lose a tooth, or especially if you’ve lost several, then you need a prosthetic to prevent major complications with your smile and your overall quality of life. With dental implants, you have a tooth replacement option that mimics natural teeth. Your Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Clinton, IA, can help secure a new smile with dental implant surgery.
The Factors Behind Tooth Loss
We could lose natural teeth due to factors like injury or untreated tooth decay and infection. Periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease, is the most common factor behind adult tooth loss. When we lose our teeth, the jawbone will weaken as the body stops sending calcium and phosphorus to the area around the lost root. Over time, this regular breakdown means additional missing teeth and an older appearance. You could also have complications with eating, speaking clearly, and with complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Don’t let missing teeth impact your quality of life, talk to our team about placing dental implants.
Placing Dental Implants
The placement process involves oral surgery, as we will insert the implant posts into the jawbone. Made from biocompatible titanium, these will be accepted by the body as natural roots. Our team will carefully examine your smile to choose the best angle and position to insert these posts, so they can stimulate the growth of jawbone structure and preserve your smile, while also ensuring your new teeth can last for decades to come, potentially even a lifetime. Anesthesia and sedation will ensure a comfortable treatment experience. Once the placement area heals, we will move forward with the attachment of the crown or dentures, so you can enjoy a complete smile once again.
Attaching Crowns and Dentures
For an individual missing tooth, our team will attach an abutment to the post once the placement area heals. The abutment allows us to connect a dental crown to complete your tooth, as the crown is custom-made for a lifelike appearance and to ensure a durable chewing surface. If you have multiple missing teeth, then our team could use several posts and abutments to support a fixed denture, one that looks and functions like natural teeth. You deserve a smile that is complete and strong, with a lifelike appearance too. With dental implant surgery, our team can offer you the results you need, so you can smile with confidence.
Talk to Our Team in Dubuque and Clinton IA, and Platteville, WI!
If you have missing teeth, then you need to seek treatment soon. To learn more about implant dentistry, contact our team at the Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by calling our Dubuque location at (563) 557-1440, Clinton at (563) 259-4349, and Platteville at (608) 348-8955.