Rely on Glick Dental Associates to provide natural-looking, stable dental implants.
When you lose a tooth, you may feel self-conscious about talking or smiling. Your bite may also be misaligned, which can lead to other health issues. Dental implants may provide a remedy to these issues.
Glick Dental Associates’ implant dentistry services can help make your tooth replacement feel more natural and comfortable by:
- Thoroughly evaluating your oral health and bone structure to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
- Consulting on various methods available for dental implants.
- Preparing your jaw for implantation and designing and inserting the implant in the office. This process may take several months as multiple steps are involved.
- Arranging your follow-up oral hygiene and dentist visits to ensure your dental implants are a success.
What Is Implant Dentistry?
Implant dentistry is a surgical procedure where the implants are placed below the gum line and fused to the jaw bone to serve as a base for replacement teeth, dentures or bridges. Because it’s a permanent solution, dental implants are stronger and more durable than most other restorative treatments. Dental implants are among the most successful dental treatments, but because it involves surgery, the jaw preparation and implant placement process may take several months.
What about a bridge or partial denture instead?
One of the main advantages of an implant is the ability to restore a single missing tooth without involving otherwise healthy adjacent teeth. In the case of an existing complete or partial denture, it may be anchored more firmly from underneath without messy adhesive or unsightly clips and clasps.
I've heard that I can have my new teeth placed the same day?
Advertising and marketing campaigns can be deceiving. Under some circumstances your new implants can withstand a very light load almost immediately after surgery however it is important to understand that every case is unique and in most cases you will want to give your implants enough time to heal and become well integrated in the bone of the jaw before stressing them so that chewing will not be uncomfortable and there is no possibility of implant failure or compromise of the long term durability of your new implants. Your doctor will conduct a thorough examination and devise a treatment plan for you that is both feasible and prudent given your individual circmstances. You can rest assured, however, that you will be provided with some form of temporary restoration immediately so that you can eat comfortably and smile without embarassment.
Call Glick Dental Associates at 440-349-1400 for a consultation today.