Implant Dentistry

If you are missing one or more teeth, or have teeth that are damaged and need to be removed, you may want to consider implant dentistry. Govani Dental and their trusted specialist have the implant dentistry expertise to restore your smile with artificial teeth that look and feel like real teeth.

Missing teeth that are not replaced can cause a loss of function when chewing or speaking and can lead to the drifting of remaining teeth. For example, teeth above the space could shift down, and adjacent teeth could move into the empty space. In addition, bone loss can occur in the area of the missing tooth, causing remaining teeth to change position over time.

What are Dental Implants?

The American Dental Association considers dental implants to be one of the most significant advancements in dentistry in the past 40 years. Implants are made of titanium, a strong lightweight metal, and other safe materials. The dental implant procedure begins with surgically implanting a post, or a metal “root,” in the jaw. Implanting the metal post provides the support needed for the new tooth once it integrates to the jaw bone. Govani Dental then places a custom tooth with a crown on top of the implant in a shade that matches the rest of the teeth.

Implant dentistry takes time, so the procedure can be done in phases. During the process, we may make a space maintainer to help hold the space to prevent teeth from shifting and so that missing teeth don’t show while speaking or smiling.

While implants cannot decay like teeth, they are susceptible to gum disease. For that reason, implants need the same care as natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups will help maintain the bone and tissue that support the implant.

Implants vs. Partial Dentures and Bridges

For those who are missing teeth, Govani Dental has other removable options, including a retainer or partial denture. These are worn during the day and removed while sleeping. A retainer or partial denture keep teeth from drifting and look great. However, some people have experienced loss of chewing function and find it hard to adapt to them because these options are not fixed in place.

Govani Dental also offers a more fixed option, like a bridge, which requires the teeth in front of and behind the missing teeth to be crowned. The space between the teeth is replaced with a bridge tooth. A bridge looks good and provides more function than a retainer or partial denture. But, because nearby teeth are compromised with crowns, the health of the tissue needs to be monitored carefully.

To ensure full function of your teeth and the best look, Govani Dental believes dental implants are an ideal option for most patients. Plus, with good routine dental care, they can last the longest.

How to Know if Dental Implants are Right for You

Govani Dental will evaluate you carefully to ensure dental implants are the best option for you before proceeding with treatment. While implant dentistry provides a stable replacement for missing teeth, it is not right for everyone.

The best candidates for dental implants:
• Are in good physical health.
• Have enough bone in their jaw to support the implant or to have bone grafting completed.
• Are willing to invest the time it takes for the healing process to take place.
• Are willing and able to maintain good oral health, including keeping the tissue clean, keeping regular appointments to ensure tissue health and protecting the implant with a bite guard while sleeping.

Once the evaluation is complete, Govani Dental will help you decide the best option for replacing your missing or damaged teeth.

Get a Whole New Look

Implant dentistry can give you a new, confident look for a lifetime. If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation with Govani Dental, call our office at 920-231-1955.

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