Implants From Dentistry by Design In Manhattan KS
Replacing the natural presentation and utility of a lost tooth (or teeth) can be a tough job, and, while no dental restoration can literally fill in for a God-given tooth, a dental implant is the most similar man-made solution from modern dentistry. Dental implants are a revolutionary and adaptable part of modern dental treatment plans. They can be used to take the place of one tooth, a few teeth or your entire upper or lower set of teeth. They can be used as a permanent artificial root to porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges or non-slip dentures.
Who Might Need Dental Implants?
People With Loose Dentures Or Partials
Patients who are edentulous (all of their teeth are missing) and who have dentures and are unable to chew, can be almost desperate for a solution. These patients cannot eat many of their favorite foods anymore.
But, by using a couple of implants in their jaws that anchor their dentures in place, it’s as if you give them all of their own natural teeth back again. Dental implants are secure, look good and have the strength of natural teeth. Denture wearers who have dental implants are able to smile, laugh and eat comfortably, not worrying about their denture may slip or click or something even more embarrassing.
Athletes Both Young And Old
Occasionally, a student falls victim to an accident or sports injury and are suddenly without one or more of their teeth. Of course, the wise move to make when that occurs is to retrieve the tooth, have the athlete hold the tooth in their mouth if it cannot be replaced in the socket, and quickly head for the dentist’s office. Because the athlete believes that the team needs them, the dentist often isn’t consulted until the next day.
With modern dentistry, instead of putting in a bridge that may need to be replaced in a few years, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess 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)
Frequently, we see a pre-teen who’s permanent smile came in without their eye teeth. To Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess, it’s a dental condition, but to our patient who is about to be transitioning into high school or maybe attending a university, it’s definitely a self confidence brick wall.
In the past, 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 smile is not only beautiful, the function of the teeth works perfectly.
Remember, as a rule of thumb, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess do not place implants into a young adult’s mouth until they reach the age of 17 – 18 years old,
Could I Get Dental Implants?
The best candidates for dental implants have good oral health and are also healthy over all. 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 find out if you do, Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess will gauge the density and quantity of the bone. Keep in mind that, in some patients where bone has diminished because of periodontal 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 bone graft or by utilizing artificial bone to provide the right support for the implant.
There are a couple of illnesses or conditions that might block you from electing to have dental implants, while other factors might cause a short delay in getting your dental implants until they have been fixed. Some of these may include:
• Uncontrolled diabetes
• Currently receiving chemotherapy
• Currently receiving radiation
• Parathyroid disorders
• Certain blood disorders
• Bone diseases
• Cancer of the bone marrow
• Sinus cavities that descend into the upper jaw
• Chronic bone density issues
To find out if you are a good candidate for a tooth implant, you need to speak to Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess. Make certain that you consult with Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess about their extensive training in implant dentistry. Dental implant placement is in fact oral surgery and you should make sure that Drs. Gilsdorf and Guess makes you feel comfortable with their experience and training for this type of surgery.