Dental Implants Offer a Stable, Long-lasting Option for Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are a true inconvenience, both functionally and aesthetically. Fortunately, due to modern restorative methods, there are a number of ways to replace missing teeth and reinstate your beautiful smile. Dr. Frank Avason III can place and restore dental implants at his Denver, NC, dental practice. These secure metal posts will fuse with your jawbone to support a custom-designed restoration, reinstating your ability to eat and speak clearly. They can also improve your appearance and overall sense of self-confidence. At Avason Family Dentistry, we provide all aspects of implant placement, including preparatory bone grafting. We will carefully plan your treatment to ensure your comfort, safety, and outstanding final results.
Are Implants Right for You?
Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants can be a great solution. However, you must meet certain conditions to qualify for treatment. First, you should have a relatively strong and stable jawbone. However, if your jaw has started to recede because of your missing teeth, Dr. Avason can often perform a bone graft.
During a bone graft procedure, he will replace the lost tissue with bone taken from another part of your body. He could also use donor tissue or a synthetic material. If you have a compromised jaw structure on your upper dental arch, Dr. Avason may perform a Caldwell-Luc procedure. This process will make room for the implant posts so that they do not disturb your sinus passages.
Implants will replace your missing dental roots, sending the same restorative signals as your original roots, which will help prevent further jawbone recession.
Your periodontal and systemic health are two other considerations when determining candidacy for implants. If you have gum disease, an autoimmune disorder, diabetes, or some other condition that could compromise the healing process, implants may not be right for you.
Placing Dental Implants at Avason Family Dentistry
Dr. Avason is a highly-trained dentist and a proud member of the American Academy of Periodontology. Therefore, when you visit our practice, you will enjoy a superior level of care. Additionally, we will utilize advanced technology to examine your jawbone and plan a one-of-a-kind surgery.
We offer nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and oral sedation. We will walk you through all your options at the initial consultation, so that you are able to make a confident choice about your care. Once we have administered sedation, Dr. Avason will place the titanium posts in your jaw. He will choose the amount of posts based on the size of your restoration (one for a single implant crown and five to six for Teeth Tomorrow™). He will then close the incisions in your gums.
Healing from implant surgery takes two to six months. As you recover, your implants will integrate with your jawbone. Therefore, they will remain fixed in your mouth without slipping or moving around. In many cases, we will supply a temporary, removable restoration while you are healing. In Teeth Tomorrow™ cases, we can attach a restoration to your implants the next day. Then you will receive your permanent prosthetic when your recovery is complete.
How Can Implants Benefit You?
Regardless of which size or type of restoration you receive, dental implants can have enormous benefits. Their advantages include:
- Implant-supported restorations look very natural. Your prosthetic will sit right against your gums without a metal or plastic base. In addition, we use advanced materials, including innovative Prettau® Zirconia. As a result, your restoration will have a natural color and sparkle.
- When you take good care of them, dental implants could last the rest of your life.
- Implants are the most secure type of dental restoration. Since they will never slip out of place, you can enjoy a wide range of foods. You will also be able to avoid speech impediment issues related to tooth loss.
- Implants will replace your missing dental roots, sending the same restorative signals as your original roots, which will help prevent further jawbone recession.
Contact Us for Your Consultation
If you are tired of the stress of missing teeth, contact us today. Dr. Avason will conduct a complete consultation and determine whether dental implants are a good option for you.
“Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you—let us make it shine.” DR. FRANK AVASON III