Dental Implants North Providence, RI
Missing Teeth? Why Not ‘Grow’ New Ones?
Dental implants are the ideal way to replace lost teeth. From the front of the mouth, where they are most visible, to the back, where they provide stability to chew a full variety of foods, dental implants can help you recapture a beautiful and healthy smile. Implants stimulate the jawbone, maintaining density and preventing the bone loss that often leads to a “sunken,” more aged look. Replacing missing teeth with implants also improves function for chewing and talking, bringing added security and boosted confidence.
How Dental Implants Work
Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which sit on top of the gums, dental implants are placed under the gums. The “tooth” placed on an implant appears life-like, because it comes through the gums just like the original did – it’s like growing a new tooth! Implants can be used to replace any number of lost teeth. Even people with no teeth can benefit from implants, because they can replace their dentures with teeth that don’t move around when they talk and don’t need to be taken out at night. Because we handle the entire process from implant placement to crown fabrication, there’s no need to be referred to another office.
Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction in One Visit
Implant-supported teeth are a fantastic option for patients who need to replace all of their teeth. Five or six implants are used to securely hold a permanent prosthesis in place. With the amazing technique in which Dr. Tabatabaie and Dr. Manousos have been trained, you can arrive in our office with missing or unhealthy teeth and leave with beautiful, functioning teeth – all in the same day. Many patients are able to have their fully permanent new smile much faster than with traditional implants.
The Benefits of Our Implant-Supported Teeth
1. They look just like natural teeth and function with the same stability, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and never worry about them falling out.
2. They are made with beautiful, long-lasting materials such as Prettau™ Zirconia.
3. Replacing all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch halts the frustrating cycle of teeth failing and causing discomfort and embarrassment, losing function, and undergoing costly procedures that are temporary solutions.
4. Our process and materials, as well as the fact that we provide the full procedure in our office, provides the most cost-effective solution to missing teeth, long term.
Overdentures – No More Messy Denture Adhesives!
People who wear dentures will tell you that the worst part is having their teeth slip, tilt, or slide while they’re eating. They have to use denture adhesive to try to keep their teeth from moving around. This is a major irritant for them. But now, at Access Dental Care, we offer our denture patients an alternative – overdentures.
With the use of just a few dental implants to support the dentures, your teeth will be “locked” into place so they won’t move. Yet they easily snap off for cleaning. Say goodbye to messy creams! Ask us if you are a candidate for overdentures!
New Breakthrough Provides a Solution for More Patients
Do you have dentures because you were told you couldn’t get implants due to insufficient bone density? You will be happy to know of a relatively recent breakthrough called mini implants. Mini implants can replace one missing tooth or securely anchor your dentures, eliminating slippage and trapped food. They are placed in one visit and are virtually painless. You can look forward to eating the same day you receive them. Additionally, they can often be placed where regular implants cannot, so you can receive the benefits of mini implants even if you are not a candidate for regular implants.
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Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
A complete consultation and examination are necessary to know for sure, but the first thing to consider is good oral health and the level of gum disease or tooth decay. It’s always best for healthy teeth to remain in place, even while replacing missing or unhealthy teeth with implants. Your individual circumstances will determine what options are available for you. We make sure you understand the need for healing periods and waiting for osseointegration of the implant with the bone surrounding it, which makes the process a long one. We also determine whether you have sufficient jawbone and healthy gum tissue, or if additional treatments or procedures would be needed to address these. And finally, patient age as well as both “good” and “bad” oral health habits will be considered.
A Comparison of Replacement Options
You probably know that dentures, partial dentures, and bridges are common options for replacing missing teeth, and now you know how dental implants can provide a strong, healthy smile, as well. You may be uncertain which options are right for you. A consultation with one of our doctors is a great start, so we can discuss your personal goals and dental status. Budget is another important factor in determining the best choice from the following options:
An implant can fill the gap made by one missing tooth, or a few teeth, or even a full mouth of missing teeth. Because they are implanted in the bone, similar to the original tooth, they help keep the jaw strong, which also makes these the most functional option. They are natural-looking and durable and require the simplest care.
When there is a gap in existing, healthy teeth, a bridge can be placed in between, anchored by crowns on both sides. These are a faster replacement and cost less initially. Care is more intensive, and they are likely to need replacement, possibly more than once.
Partial and Full Dentures
Custom sets of partial or full dentures are made to look great and fit well. They are most affordable, though they do not prevent bone loss in the jaw. This causes or contributes to the “sunken” look many associate with dentures, and that in turn causes the fit of the dentures to become less comfortable as time goes on.
What if You Need Supplemental Treatment?
As noted above, certain conditions can complicate the question of whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants. A lack of dense jawbone or the presence of unhealthy gums can be problematic. Our doctors can determine if supplemental treatment is an option in these cases. These could include bone grafts to address jawbone density, soft tissue augmentation for recession or infected gums, and even synthetic tissue application to cover and protect the implants. We encourage you to call now for a complimentary, preliminary consultation.
Our new 3-D cone beam CT digital imaging technology is far more accurate than traditional X-rays, takes much less time, and reduces radiation exposure! A great advantage of ultra cone beam images is the dentist’s ability to clearly see the patient’s anatomy in 3-D for much greater accuracy for all dental treatment, especially implant placement and any oral surgeries.