What constitutes dental implant treatment? A single missing tooth can permanently alter the function and alignment of your smile. If there is too much space between teeth, the surrounding teeth may come out of alignment. Some teeth tilt inward or move closer together, while others “super-erupt” from the socket.
When these situations occur, the enamel begins to lose its shape as teeth move out of their correct positions. As teeth change the way they bite against their partners, they can create sharp edges or irregular biting patterns that also lead joint pain and headaches.
To prevent your teeth from shifting, it is crucial to get a tooth replacement as soon as possible, and dental implants are one of the most sought-after options. The dental implants offered at Paradise Dental Associates is more accessible than ever. It’s one of the safest and most predictable ways to restore your smile.
What is a Dental Implant?
Implants are a modern and advanced treatment option for adults who have missing teeth. Each implant is designed to look and function like a tooth root, and is placed in the bone next to your other teeth. Over time, your implant will fuse to your bone and become a permanent part of your smile. Once integrated, it’s topped off with a fixed restoration (like a crown or bridge.)
Dental implant failure is extremely rare. When placed by an experienced implant dentist, they have the highest success rate of all dental restorations. And best of all, they offer permanent results.
Depending on your situation, dental implants can be used for many purposes. A crown is usually used to replace single teeth when used on an individual implant. A pair of implants can be placed at each side of a larger space to anchor a multi-tooth bridge for three to four teeth in a row, and only four implants are required to restore an entire arch. The All-on-4 or All-on-6 implant systems are very popular and require fewer implants because they’re capable of supporting the weight of a full arch of teeth.
Implants for Any Number of Missing Teeth
Implants differ from other tooth replacements in that they don’t rely on nearby teeth for support. Implants are artificial but biocompatible “roots” and they can replace any number of teeth once they are integrated into the bone. Fully-integrated implants are extremely unlikely to fail and almost never need to be replaced.
Today’s implants are very easy to maintain and have a high success rate when cared for properly. Depending on the number of teeth that you need to replace, they can be used alone or with other implants. Integrated implants are not removable.
Even if you aren’t eligible for a bridge, but still want to avoid wearing dentures, dental implants may be the best choice.
All-on-4 Full Arch Implants
If you’re looking for permanent solutions to replace all of your teeth at once, All-on-Four implants are usually the best option. The All-on-Four experience involves placing four implants at key points in your arch. The implant is then permanently attached to the hybrid appliance. This prosthesis is a little larger than traditional bridges, but much smaller and stronger than dentures. It follows the contours of your arch of teeth and doesn’t cover your palate. It’s the closest thing you’ll get to a full, natural smile.
Drs. Stephen and Helyne Hamelburg are both highly trained and experienced in the placement of full-arch dental implants. We coordinate care for comfortable surgical placement, and we’ll ensure a pain-free and stress-free experience throughout the entire procedure.
Dental Implant Pricing
From one perspective, dental implants are invaluable, and we understand that you might want to know the exact cost of dental implants. However, the final cost of dental implants depends on many factors, including the number of required procedures and the total number of implants. At Paradise Dental Associates in Salem, we offer a free treatment plan and pricing details for your circumstances at the time of your initial exam, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. We also have several financing options available.
Implants Help Prevent Premature Aging
With tooth loss comes bone resorption (shrinkage) in your jaw. As corresponding parts of your bone start to deteriorate, you may notice a sunken, prematurely aged appearance to your face. Paradise Dental Associates offers bone grafting — a solution that can reverse jawbone loss and stabilizes implant areas—if you might not otherwise qualify for implants because of extensive bone resorption.
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Find out if dental implants are right for you! Call Paradise Dental Associates today to request a no-pressure consultation.