Applesauce or Apples? Soup or Salad?
Do your dentures decide what you eat? With implants, the choice is yours!
Dental implants are a restorative treatment we use at Hastings Family Dental to help patients who have permanently lost their teeth due to a dental trauma or tooth decay. An implant acts as a tooth root that is anchored to the bone, making it strong enough to support it.
They’re made of a titanium screw which actually is a great thing when it comes to dental care. Titanium is commonly used since the 1950s in the medical industry because it’s biocompatible. Your partially lost bone now works with the metal element and grows around the titanium screw forming a tight connection, durable enough to act as a tooth.
Our implant solution help protects your jawbone from further bone loss, deterioration, or face alteration. Dr. Bauer works with Dr. Neuhaus to restore impaired smiles with dental implants for their patients who may be missing one or more teeth.
What else can Dental Implants Do?
- Dental Implants can replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
- Dental Implants can support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
- When natural teeth are missing from the mouth, implants are used to replace the root portion of teeth. Replacement teeth are then fixed onto these new roots to provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
- Dental Implants can support full upper and lower dentures. The dentures are snapped into place allowing solid, comfortable chewing. This means “no more adhesives!”
How Do I Know If I Qualify for Implants?
As a leading treatment for restorative dental care, there are some key things to know before investing your time in getting them. Not all patients automatically qualify for dental implants.
Patients who have left their permanent tooth loss untreated for too long won’t have the necessary bone needed to support the implant. So, if you have lost most of your jawbone strength, unfortunately, the dental implants won’t be the first recommended restorative treatment for you.
For those whose oral health isn’t at its best, our knowledgeable dental team may recommend a preliminary procedure for you. For example, tooth extraction, minor bone grafting, or sinus augmentation are all procedures that may help better prepare your mouth for dental implants.
Schedule Your Implant Consultation Today
Learn more about dental implants at your no-obligation implant consultation today. Explore the benefits of our tooth replacement option and discuss your smile goals with Dr. Bauer and Dr. Neuhaus at your appointment.