Friday, April 8, 2011

advantages of implant-supported full bridges

What are the advantages of implant-supported full bridges and implant-supported dentures over conventional dentures?

Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported full bridges or dentures are designed to be long lasting. Implant-supported full bridges and dentures also are more comfortable and stable than conventional dentures, allowing you to retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.

In addition, because implant-supported full bridges and dentures will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

In the long term, implants can be more esthetic and easier to maintain than conventional dentures. The loss of bone that accompanies conventional dentures leads to recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile. Conventional dentures make it difficult to eat certain foods.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

How happy are you with your smile?

Take our Smile Evaluation Quiz to find out!

Do you smile with confidence?

Are you happy with the overall appearance of your teeth?

Are your teeth as white as you would like?

Do you have teeth that are too large or too small?

Do you have any missing teeth, chipped teeth, or large

gaps l between your teeth?

When you see someone with a gorgeous smile does it make

you envious?

Are you ever embarrassed to “smile wide”?

Do you avoid going to the dentist due to the condition of

your teeth?

Is there anything you would do to change your smile today?

If you answered yes to more than one of these questions

you are a great candidate for a “million dollar smile

makeover” consultation!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

About half a million implants are placed each year in this country.

Implants do not decay, and adjacent healthy teeth do not require crowns to support them. And because it is easy to clean and floss between implants, the gum tissue and underlying bone are more likely to remain healthy.

With a bridge, if one of the supporting crowned teeth breaks or develops decay or nerve damage, the bridge and its three or more crowns must be removed and replaced.

Implants can replace individual lost teeth or many teeth in a row. For those who have lost most of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor a full or partial denture. About half a million implants are placed each year in this country.

On average, the total cost of an implant to replace a single tooth is $3,500 to $4,000 (more if other procedures are required), or about one-third more than the cost of a bridge. But while bridges have an average life span of 10 years, an implant can last a lifetime.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Implants Can Last a Lifetime

Dental Implants are permanent tooth replacements that look and feel so much like natural teeth, patients usually forget they’re not.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Since the implant integrates into the structure of the bone, it prevents the bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies bridgework and dentures. Implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental Implants are so natural looking and secure that the patient will never give a second thought when biting into a crisp apple. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Under the proper conditions and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Permanent tooth replacement is Easy & Affordable

Have you lost a tooth – or several teeth – as a result of tooth decay, an accident, or other cause?

Do you ever feel self-conscious about smiling and revealing the gaps in your smile?
Do you ever find you’re having difficultly chewing food with one or more teeth missing?
If so, I may have some FANTASTIC news for you…
Crowns, traditional bridges, and dentures aren’t your only options for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile anymore! You now have a more permanent option to choose from!