If you need tooth restoration, dental implants are an excellent and permanent solution that can restore the functionality and appearance of your teeth. Strong titanium or zirconium dental implants can be fused to the jawbone and then capped with a crown or bridge to look and operate like natural teeth. Dr. Sands is committed to providing you with a beautiful and healthy smile that looks and feels entirely natural. With dental implants, you can achieve exactly that, and you and those around you won’t even see a difference between your implants and your natural teeth.
A tooth may be extracted due to extensive tooth decay, knocked out and lost in an accident, or simply “absent” due to a genetic abnormality. Missing teeth negatively affect the appearance of your smile and the function of your teeth. A dental implant looks and acts just like a normal tooth, providing a permanent solution that is incredibly durable. Dental implants are designed to blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth for optimal form and function.
Chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken teeth can occur from trauma or because of tooth decay. Once your teeth have been damaged, there are few treatment options for restoring their cosmetic appearance. Additionally, if left untreated, tooth damage can leave the nerve or root of your tooth exposed, causing chronic pain. Porcelain veneers can protect damaged teeth while restoring their attractive, smooth aesthetic.
A single gap between two teeth or a smile that is riddled with multiple gaps can present a less attractive image of you to those around you. Being dissatisfied with your smile can also negatively affect your self-confidence and happiness levels, and it may even lead you to hide your smile as much as possible. Dental implants can give you a beautifully natural-looking smile that you can be proud to show off with complete confidence.
Dentures operate like natural teeth but can slip or affect your speech, presenting a potential risk for embarrassment or discomfort in social situations. Dental implants look and function exactly like natural teeth, making them perfectly useful and natural in all situations.
Dentures must be removed for cleaning. This inconvenience can reduce your likelihood of performing all the required cleansing actions and also leaves more room for slip-ups in hygiene quality. Dental implants can be cared for like normal teeth with traditional brushing and flossing, making it much easier to maintain good oral hygiene.
Dentures can irritate the gums and cause painful mouth sores. Dental implants, on the other hand, feel no different than natural teeth. Patients with dental implants find that they are so comfortable, they are rarely even aware of their presence.
Dentures may look unnatural or fake, but dental implants look just like natural teeth. Dental implants can look so natural that they are indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.
Dentures can break and may even warp under hot water, requiring regular repairs and replacement. Conversely, dental implants are directly fused to the jawbone and are extremely sturdy and secure.
Dentures offer no protection against deterioration of the jawbone, and therefore, bone loss may occur over time. This bone loss can affect your smile and even the shape of your face, giving you a prematurely aged appearance. Because dental implants are fused to the jawbone, they prevent deterioration and bone loss.
While dentures often need to be adjusted, repaired, or replaced within only seven years, dental implants are designed to last an entire lifetime.
Maintaining your smile after receiving dental implants depends on the quality of your personal dental hygiene habits. While dental implants are highly durable, you can help maintain your results by doing the following:
"Dr. Sands and his staff were fantastic. I was amazed with the degree of determination that Dr. Sands puts into his work. It’s truly and art to improve someone’s smile the way he has. Feel very comfortable walking into their office and later walking out with a great big smile! Dr. Sands is a true perfectionist and it’s apparent after seeing the results. I am very pleased and I would have to call what he does and art form."
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