Dental implants are used to replace single teeth, multiple single teeth or to support full or partial dentures. Implants are not for everyone. You must be in good general health, have healthy gums and enough bone in your jaw to support the implants.
You must be willing to see Dr. Beer and the specialist several times until the work is done, and take very good care of your implants. In addition, implants normally cost more than other kinds of replacement teeth.
It’s normal for bone to shrink if it no longer has teeth to support. Because an implant is placed into the bone, the bone is less likely to shrink. But if you have been missing teeth for some time, you may not have enough bone to support an implant. A bone graft can build up the bone so it can support an implant.
Because implants stick to the bone, false teeth attached to implants look and act much like natural teeth. You must keep your implant very clean by gently brushing and flossing all sides of your implants. A toothbrush that has longer bristles at the tip may help clean behind your implant. Floss very carefully around the implant at least once a day; make sure you floss gently where the implant meets the gum tissue.
With all the new technology now you do not have to wrestle with your full or partial dentures simply place implants. You will need to discuss with Dr. Beer and the specialist where they recommend the implants be placed. If your denture is slipping and you’re tired of using adhesives talk with Dr. Beer about implants, it may just change your life. How it works is the implants are placed just as above, the only difference is when you are complete you will have a new denture to replace the old one that snaps onto the implants. This holds them in place without using denture adhesives.
It will also help maintain the bone because as we age we lose more bone. With all teeth or some of your teeth missing the process of loosing bone is advanced. Over time the amount of bone loss may make it difficult to wear any type of denture due to the loss of the ridge under the gum. An implant with dentures is an exciting way to make you feel confident and your smile bright. Ask Dr. Beer about the over denture today.
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Landmark Dental Group offers you a wide variety of dental solutions which utilize the latest dental technology. We can create a natural tooth-colored porcelain crown or veneer in one visit. Find out more about our dentistry services and feel free to contact us any time with any of your questions!
1605 Hunt Dr., Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 454-7344
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