Tooth loss, whether it be partial or full, can result in pain and discomfort, making it difficult to live comfortably day to day. Doctor Kilimitzoglou of E.S.I. Healthy Dentistry provides patients with a solution through tooth implants.
Tooth loss is a bit more of a commonality in adults than most believe it is. Depending on the presence of wisdom teeth, a full adult set of teeth can range anywhere from 28 to 32 teeth. According to a study done by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults aged 20 to 64 have an average of 24.92 remaining teeth.
Dr. K knows that both comfort and appearance are important when it comes to oral health. The dental implants Dr. K provides his patients with act as replacement teeth, providing functional and cosmetic benefits for patients who have missing teeth. Because dental implants are actually fused to the bone, they are an appealing and longer-lasting alternative to dentures or dental bridges.
Because dental implants are secured into your jawbone with a screw-like post like a natural tooth root, it stimulates bone growth and gives strength to the artificial tooth. Dental implants don’t rely on other teeth–which are susceptible to breaking down– and therefore provide the greatest level of long-term stability, restoring a majority of biting and chewing power as well.
The procedure for receiving dental implants would usually take place over several months, but with cutting edge technology known as Noble Guide™, Dr. K is able to drastically reduce time spent in the office for his patients. Through the use of a CT scan and computer software, dental implant surgery can be planned virtually, allowing for the most accurate results. Using the data collected by impressions and the CT scan, prosthetic teeth are created by the Noble Guide™ lab. Once the permanent teeth are received, Dr. K can place them in just one hour.
Patients who receive dental implants after losing teeth experience a noticeable difference in both comfort and confidence. Tooth pain that may have been experienced prior to the surgery is often eliminated, and patients can once again enjoy certain foods that they may have had to previously give up. Confidence that may have been lost is restored, as is your smile.