Tooth loss is common. Teeth can fall out after trauma or injury, or due to decay, gum disease or old age. Although the most common treatments for missing teeth are dentures or bridges, dental implants are quickly becoming the preferred treatment since they provide a longer term solution, protect against bone loss and preserve nearby healthy gums.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement that is used when tooth loss has occurred. A dental implant uses a small titanium post that acts as the root of the tooth, creates a strong foundation for the artificial tooth and integrates well with existing bone and gum tissue. Dental implants are very durable and can last a lifetime. Dental implants are natural looking replacements for teeth and require the same care as natural teeth including brushing, flossing and regular check-ups.
This innovative technique is revolutionizing the way people around the world receive dental implants. Dental implants are definitely the best option to help those with missing teeth. However, traditional implants are expensive and a very time consuming process often taking from 6 to 18 months to complete with multiple surgeries. With same day implants you will not have to wait 2 to 6 months until you have teeth. On the day of your implant surgery you will leave the office with fully functional temporary crowns attached to your implants.
The All-on-4 procedure is a relatively recent technique that uses four individual dental implants to support an entire jaw with teeth. The traditional method using 8 to 10 implants for the same procedure often requires bone grafting and sinus lifts, though it normally provides superior long term results and a better success rate.
Implants can be placed under a variety of anesthetics to make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Tour & Smile does provide the option of general anesthetics for patients who choose so.