About Dental Implants
Like many people who have lost teeth, you probably realize how hard it is to duplicate the performance and appearance of your own natural, healthy teeth.
However, today’s dental implants can provide you with artificial teeth that look amazingly natural and feel fully secure. Whether you currently have a full or partial denture or have recently lost a tooth, dental implants may be a good option for you.
Implants are used to replace missing teeth with crowns instead of a fixed bridge or a removable partial denture. Whether it’s one missing tooth or several that need replacing, implants create a more secure, longer-lasting, esthetically pleasing solution for missing teeth. Implants are also used to securely attach full dentures directly to the jaw, eliminating the need for adhesives that often fail, causing dentures to loosen. The full dentures will be quickly and easily removable for cleaning but will remain secure.
Implants Can Change Your Lifestyle!
Look Better - Feel Better.
Implants can have a dramatic effect on your lifestyle. Whether it’s looking better and feeling better about yourself, becoming more comfortable in social environments, or improving your ability to chew, taste, and swallow your food, returning your mouth to optimum health by replacing missing teeth can be a life-changing step.
Arlington Dental Associates has all the technology by which to make this a comfortable, stress-free, expedient and successful reality for you.
How Dental Implants Are Placed
A Closer Look at Implants
The Three Components of implants.
There are three components of an implant, the anchor (which is surgically imbedded into the bone), the post (to which the tooth attaches) and the actual artificial tooth. Several steps are usually required in placing implants. Depending on the type of implant, these steps may vary. A thorough evaluation must be made which includes a clinical examination and a careful review of your dental and medical history.
During the dental examination, we will check the condition of your mouth, the supporting bone in your jaws and the way your upper & lower teeth fit together. CT-scans will be taken and a determination will be made as to whether you are a good candidate for implants. In either case, thoughtful recommendations regarding optional treatments will be offered and discussed.
Closer Look at Dental Implants
Supporting Your Dentures
Now there's an implant choice!
While Implant-supported dentures usually are made for the lower jaw (because regular dentures tend to be less stable there), you can receive an implant-supported denture in either the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Implant-supported dentures are removed daily to clean, and as with regular dentures, you should not sleep with the implant-supported dentures at night.
While some people prefer to have permanent crowns and bridgework in their mouths that can't be removed, others will be more comfortable with an implant-supported denture that snaps firmly onto and off of the supporting implants. Together, we will consider your lifestyle, along with all of your particular needs and preferences when deciding on fixed or removable dentures.
Implant-Supported Dentures Demonstration