Dental Implants From Dentistry by Design In Manhattan KS
Replicating the natural appearance and utility of a missing tooth (or teeth) can be a daunting assignment, and, while no dental restoration can 100% replace one’s natural tooth, a dental implant is the nearest known solution from current dental technology. Dental implants are an important and adaptable part of current dental treatment plans. They can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth – top and/or bottom. A dental implant can be utilized as a solid base to porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges or non-slip dentures.
Who Can Benefit From Dental Implants?
Athletes Both Young And Old
Occasionally, a high school student suffers an accident or injury from sports and damages or loses one or more teeth. Of course, the smart thing to do immediately following the trauma is to retrieve the tooth, have the athlete hold the tooth in their mouth if it cannot be replaced in the socket, and call the athlete’s personal dentist. Because the game may seem more important, the dentist may not be seen until it’s too late to save the natural tooth.
With modern dentistry, 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, we see a young person who has wide gaps on each side of their smile where their eye teeth are supposed to be. To Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess, it’s a dental problem, but to that kid who is most likely moving into high school or maybe leaving for college, it’s first and foremost a dating brick wall.
Not so long ago, orthodontists used braces to push the teeth together which really messed up the youngster’s occlusion (bite) for the rest of their lives. Today, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess can open up the spaces even further and then place dental implants so the resulting smile is not only gorgeous, the teeth function and mesh together as if there were never anything wrong.
It should be noted, as a rule of thumb, we don’t place implants in a young person’s mouth until they reach the age of 17 – 18 years old,
People With Loose Dentures Or Partials
Patients with all of their teeth missing and who have dentures and are unable to chew, come to us for help. They cannot eat many of their favorite foods anymore.
However, by using a couple of implants in the jaw bone that anchor their dentures in place, it’s like they have all their teeth back again. Dental implants are very stable, look like real teeth and are very strong. Those who get dental implants are able to smile, laugh and eat and have no anxiety that their dentures may slide or make noises or something even more embarrassing.
Who Qualifies To Get Dental Implants?
The best candidates for dental implants have good oral health and are also healthy over all. Your gum tissue must be healthy and you shouldn’t have periodontal disease (gum disease). Your jawbone, whether upper or lower, needs to have enough density and volume to securely hold the dental implant. To determine this, we have to assess the density and quantity of the bone. Remember that, in some patients where bone has diminished because of gum disease, dental implants may not be recommended until bone is replenished. If you are lacking in bone quantity, in your jaw, this can often be corrected with bone grafting or use of artificial bone to raise the quality rating of bone in the implant area.
There are specific medical factors that might block you from being a good candidate for dental implants, while other factors might temporarily postpone your dental implants until the conditions can be dealt with. Here is a checklist:
• Currently receiving chemotherapy
• Radiation therapy
• Parathyroid disorders
• Some, but not all, blood diseases or conditions
• Bone diseases
• Bone marrow cancer
• Enlarged sinus cavity or cavities
• Uncontrolled osteoporosis
To see if you are a good candidate to get a dental implant, you should talk to Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess. You should definitely ask about Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess’s thorough training and experience when it comes to dental implants. Similar to other kinds of oral surgery, putting in dental implants requires a certain amount of training and experience that many dental practitioners simply don’t have.