Dental Implants From Dentistry by Design In Manhattan KS
Replicating the natural function and esthetics of a missing tooth (or teeth) can be a tough job, and, while nothing man-made can truly replace a natural tooth, a dental implant is the nearest known solution from current dental technology. Dental implants are a revolutionary and versatile part of current dental treatment plans. Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth – top and/or bottom. They can be used to anchor crowns, bridges or removable dentures.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
Athletes Both Young And Old
Often, a student experiences an accident or injury from sports and damages or loses one or more teeth. Of course, the coaching staff should quickly act to locate the tooth, put the tooth under the athlete’s tongue if it’s been cracked off, and start immediately for the dentist’s office. Because the game may seem more important, the dentist often isn’t consulted until the next day.
Now, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess can place a dental implant so the virgin teeth on each side don’t have to be ground down for a three-unit bridge.
Teens (And Sometimes Young Adults) Who Are Missing Their Eye Teeth (Canines)
Every now and then, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess has an appointment with a young person who’s permanent smile came in without their eye teeth. To us, it’s a dental problem, but to that youngster who is about to be entering into high school or just leaving for college, it’s more importantly a self-esteem challenge.
Not so long ago, dentists used braces to push the teeth together which really messed up the youngster’s occlusion (bite) for the rest of their lives. Now, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess can use braces to widen the spaces and then place dental implants so the smile is not only beautiful, the teeth mesh comfortably and the occlusion (bite) is balanced.
Of course, generally, Dentistry by Design will not place implants in a teenager’s mouth until their teeth have completely matured.
People With Loose Dentures Or Partials
Patients with all of their teeth missing and who have dentures and are unable to chew, arrive at our practice seeking help. They cannot eat many of their favorite foods anymore.
But, by placing a couple of implants in their jaws that don’t allow the dentures to slide around, it’s as if you give them all of their own natural teeth back again. Implants are very stable, natural looking and are extremely durable. Patients who get dental implants can smile, laugh and eat comfortably, not worrying about their denture may slide or make noises or something even more embarrassing.
Who Qualifies To Get Dental Implants?
If you are in good health, both in your mouth and in your body, you are probably a good candidate. You should also have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. You’ll need strong bones to securely anchor the dental implants. To determine this, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess will assess the density and quantity of the bone. It should be noted that, in certain cases where bone has diminished because of gum disease, dental implants may not be possible right away. If you are lacking in bone quantity, in your jaw, this can often be corrected with a graft of bone or by utilizing artificial bone to provide the right support for the implant.
There are specific illnesses or conditions that may prohibit you from electing to have dental implants, while other factors may only stall your dental implants until they have been fixed. Here is a checklist:
• Uncontrolled diabetes
• Undergoing chemotherapy treatment
• Undergoing radiation treatment
• A disorder of the parathyroid
• Some, but not all, blood diseases or conditions
• Rare bone disorders
• Cancer of the bone marrow
• Low sinus cavities
• Uncontrolled osteoporosis
If you think that dental implants might be a smart choice for you, get the expert advice from Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess to determine if you’re a candidate for a tooth implant. You should definitely inquire about Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess’s thorough training and experience in the case of tooth implants. Dental implant placement is in fact considered surgery and it is essential to ensure that Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess tells you about the training and experience for this procedure.