Dental Implants Can Permanently Replace Lost Tooth Roots and Protect Your Health
As a board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. Paul V. Archacki is an expert in replacing missing teeth and restoring oral function and form. He works extremely hard to provide his patients with the most lifelike and highly functional restorations possible. If you are missing teeth, dental implants are an outstanding restorative dentistry option. This treatment will replace your tooth roots and support a permanent dental crown, bridge, or denture. While Dr. Archacki does not place dental implants at his Boynton Beach, FL practice, you may still be able to undergo your procedure in our office with a a trusted periodontist. After your implants surgery, Dr. Archacki will provide your custom-made dental restoration.
Determining Your Candidacy for Implants
Dental implants can replace one tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth. If you are considering your restorative options, Dr. Archacki can carefully examine your overall oral health. In particular, he will evaluate your jawbone to check for signs of bone recession. Because implants rely on the surrounding tissue for support, bone loss can compromise your candidacy for treatment. In many cases, however, your oral surgeon can perform a bone grafting procedure to rebuild lost tissue, restoring your candidacy. Dr. Archacki will also consider your periodontal health. To receive implants, you should be free from gum disease, because this condition can cause gum inflammation, recession, and decay that limit the success of dental implant treatment.
Placing and Restoring Implants
Dr. Archacki may refer you to an oral surgeon for your implant placement. In other cases, a periodontist can perform your treatment here in our office. If you receive care here, we will provide nitrous oxide before your procedure so you can remain calm and relaxed. Once you are comfortable, your specialist will place the implants in your jawbone. You might receive only one implant if you are missing a single tooth. On the other hand, you will need multiple implants for a larger bridge or denture. Typically, a bridge will require two implant posts, and a denture will need four or more. If you are receiving a full-arch restoration, your surgeon may use the All-on-4® method to secure an implant-supported denture, placing four posts at specialized angles to lessen the impact to your jaw.
After your surgery, you will need to wait for your jaw to heal. The implants will integrate with your jaw, becoming permanently fixed in your bone. During your recovery, we can provide a temporary removable restoration. In the case of All-on-4® dentures, your temporary restoration can attach directly to the implants. Once you have completely healed, Dr. Archacki will connect your customized crown, bridge, or denture. All of our restorations are made from the latest materials, and they will match your natural teeth.
Because they will replace your tooth roots, implant posts will send restorative signals to your jaw, restoring your smile, preserving the shape of your jaw and facial features, and preventing future tooth loss.
What Are the Benefits of Implants?
While a long-term financial investment, dental implants have quickly become the top method of tooth replacement, thanks to their many benefits. Implant posts will never slip out of place. You can eat a complete diet without worrying that your restoration will move around in your smile. You will also be able to speak clearly and smile with confidence. Your restorations will also be quite durable without uneven wear caused by less stability. With proper care, your implant posts can last the rest of your life, providing long-term, life-changing benefits.
Implant-supported restorations can also look more realistic than removable prosthetics because they do not rely on plastic bases or metal clips for support. Finally, dental implants will protect your jaw by preventing bone recession. Because they will replace your tooth roots, implant posts will send restorative signals to your jaw, restoring your smile, preserving the shape of your jaw and facial features, and preventing future tooth loss.
Experience Advanced Care
Contact us today to learn more about dental implants and to find out if they are right for you. We can help you discover the life-changing advantages that are available through dental implants.
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