Who Needs Dental Implants?
As we age, our teeth naturally break down and develop problems related to poor oral hygiene. But even with a lifetime of diligent flossing, brushing, fluoride rinsing, and checkups, sometimes our teeth need a little extra help. One Stop Dentistry gladly offers tooth implantation services at our main office near Lakewood.
Gum disease, tooth decay, or injury can lead to tooth loss, in which case, dental implants are a great solution. Most patients who need dental implantation have either lost teeth from periodontal disease or have recently received a tooth extraction.
Implants are available to simply fill gaps created by missing teeth. A dental implantation procedure helps restore the mouth to natural functioning in regard to important everyday activities such as eating, drinking, laughing, and speaking.
We Provide Expert Dental Implant Procedures.
A tooth implant is an artificial root made of titanium that looks like a screw or post. This type of metal is chosen for its ability to adhere to the jawbone. It sits in the existing socket and the top is usually affixed with a removable or permanent synthetic tooth.
Our procedures are done by Dr. Norooz who is one of Lakewood’s finest sedation dentists. His team of assistants are compassionate, skilled, and care about your health and comfort. Dr. Norooz has performed hundreds of implantations and will even match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth.
We provide two types of implants:
- Endorseal implants – This procedure is very common, involving an implant that is surgically set into the jawbone. Once the tissue has healed, the implant is anchored. The post then holds a denture, bridge, or single tooth.
- Subperiosteal implants – This type of implant sits under the gums but above the jawbone. This procedure is best for patients with shallow jawbones and who wish to avoid rebuilding it.
Our team is trained to help you determine which option is best for you depending on the teeth that need replacement.
Advantages of Implants Over Other Treatments.
Artificial teeth are a long-term solution as they are extremely durable and stable if well cared for. Bridges on the other hand only last five to seven years, whereas dentures may loosen or fall out and require constant maintenance.
If you feel that implants are right for you, our team will guide you through the process, making sure to take the time to answer your questions regarding scheduling, sedation, healing time, and after-care. Once the procedure is completed, you will be asked to return for a few extra checkups to ensure the area around the root has not become infected or irritated.