Dental Implants From Dentistry by Design In Manhattan KS
Replacing the natural look and function of a lost tooth (or teeth) can be a tough job, and, while no dental restoration can 100% fill in for your real tooth, an implant is the most similar man-made answer from modern dental technology. Dental implants are an exciting and flexible part of modern dental treatment plans. One or more dental implants can be used to take the place of single teeth, a few teeth or all of your teeth – top and/or bottom. A dental implant can be used to anchor crowns, bridges or removable dentures.
Who Needs Implants?
Athletes Both Young And Old
Often, a student experiences an accident or sports injury and end up with a gap in their smile. Of course, the dentist will tell you to find the tooth, push it back into the empty socket, and find the nearest on-call emergency dentist. Because there’s a certain pride in playing on, broken tooth and all, the logic doesn’t stand a chance against the emotion of the gme.
With modern dentistry, instead of putting in a bridge that may need to be replaced in a few years, we can place a dental implant that could last from twenty years to as long as their entire lifetime.
Teens (And Sometimes Young Adults) Who Are Missing Their Eye Teeth (Canines)
Every now and then, we see a pre-teen who’s permanent smile came in without their eye teeth. To Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess, it’s a dental problem, but to that kid who is most likely moving into high school or maybe graduating high school, it’s definitely a dating problem.
Not so long ago, dentists simply moved the teeth together creating a mismatched bite and the potential for TMJ syndrome. Today, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess can use braces to widen the spaces and then place dental implants so the resulting smile is not only gorgeous, the teeth mesh comfortably and the occlusion (bite) is balanced.
Of course, as a policy, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess do not place implants in a young person’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 finding it hard to maintain good nutrition because they cannot chew many healthy foods, arrive at our practice seeking help. These people cannot eat many of their favorite foods anymore.
But, by using just a few implants in the jaw bone that don’t allow the dentures to slide around, it’s like they have all their teeth back again. Implants are stable, look good and are very strong. When someone gets dental implants, they are able to smile, laugh and eat comfortably, not worrying about their dentures may move around or make noticeable noises or something even more embarrassing.
Could I Get Dental Implants?
The best candidates for dental implants have good oral health and are also healthy over all. You cannot have gum disease or any other compromising infection or condition in your mouth. You’ll need strong bones to securely anchor the dental implants. To find out if you do, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess will determine your bone density and quantity. Keep in mind that, in certain cases where patients have lost bone because of periodontal (gum) disease, dental implants may not be possible right away. If you do not have sufficient bone in your jaw, this can often be corrected with a bone graft or through the use of artificial bone to give you enough bone where the implants will be placed.
There are specific illnesses or conditions that could stop you from being a good candidate for dental implants, while other situations might simply slow down your dental implants until the conditions are resolved. The most common are:
• Uncontrolled diabetes
• Radiation therapy
• A disorder of the parathyroid
• Certain blood disorders
• Bone diseases
• Bone marrow cancer
• Enlarged sinus cavity or cavities
• Chronic bone density issues
To see if you’re a good candidate for a tooth implant, you ought to speak to Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess. Be sure to inquire about Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess’s thorough training and experience in the case of tooth implants. Like other kinds of oral surgery, dental implant placement requires a certain degree of experience and training which quite a few dentists just don’t have.