Dental implants are a great solution for replacing missing teeth. From the visible part of your smile, to the back molars, where they provide chewing stability for a full range of foods, implants can help you regain an attractive and healthy smile. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which rest on top of the gums, dental implants are located under the gums. The "tooth" situated on an implant looks life-like, because it pushes through the gums just like the original did – it's like growing a new tooth!
Implants can be used to restore any number of absent teeth. Even people with no teeth can take advantage of implants, because they can swap their dentures for teeth that don't shift when they talk and don't require removal at night. Because Dr. de Bruin does the entire process – from the 3-D cone beam digital X-ray images, to creating the drilling and placement plan using "virtual surgery" software on his computer, to the actual placement of the implant and then the crown – you'll rarely need to be referred to another practice.
People who have dentures will explain at length that the worst thing in the world is having their teeth slip, tilt, or slide while they're eating. Using additional denture cream to try to keep their teeth in place is a major irritant for them. But now, at de Bruin Dental Center, we give our denture patients a better choice – overdentures. With the placement of just a few dental implants to stabilize the dentures, your teeth will become "locked" in place so they can't move. Yet they readily snap off for cleaning. Say good bye to messy adhesives! Ask us if overdentures could be perfect for you!
Has reduced bone density blocked you from obtaining the implants you really wanted? Are you exasperated with dentures that shift, slide, or wander, and you would prefer the strength and stability of implants if they were possible? If so, you will be excited to learn about the relatively recent breakthrough known as mini implants. Mini implants firmly anchor your dentures, abolishing slippage and trapped food. They can also be employed to replace one missing tooth, can be done in a single visit, and are essentially painless. In fact, you can look forward to eating regular foods the same day you obtain them. They can often be located where regular implants cannot, so it is feasible for you to receive the benefits of mini implants even if you are not a candidate for regular implants.
In addition to conventional implants, we are also delighted to offer our patients All-on-4™ immediate load implants. With this alternative, only four implants are required to firmly secure permanent dentures, so they never need to be removed. The installation of four to six strategically situated implants builds a foundation of very strong support for your new teeth. And the most amazing thing is that you can enter our office with missing or unhealthy teeth and depart with beautiful, functioning teeth – all in the same day. Immediate load implants can tolerate pressure immediately without having to wait for the bone to heal around the structure.
Previously, when a patient lost teeth through accident, disease, or extraction and elected to have dental implants, they would frequently need to be referred to an oral surgeon. The surgeon would place the implants and direct the patient back to their normal dentist to have the teeth positioned on the implants. At de Bruin Dental Center, we can place the immediate load implants and the teeth in one appointment, which means our patients don't have to experience six months of empty space in their mouths.
Don't live with missing teeth any longer! Click the Online Scheduling button or call (775) 826-1838 for a no-obligation implant consultation today to determine your suitability for dental implants.