The goal of modern dentistry is to restore your normal facial contours, functions, comfort, aesthetics, speech, and health. What makes implant dentistry so unique is the ability to reach this goal even in the presence of missing teeth. However, the more teeth are missing, the more challenging the task becomes. As a result of continued research, implant design, materials, and techniques, predictable success is now a reality for the rehabilitation of many challenging clinical situations.
The life expectancy of the population has reached a historic high point, with people living a longer life span. Social pleasures, including dining and dating, continue throughout advanced life. The traditional tooth replacement options include bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. There are obvious limitations to these treatment alternatives. Tooth loss is directly linked to changes in the
The process of bone resorption begins immediately after the tooth is lost and is continuous. Depending on the number of teeth lost, the following consequences related to the bone loss become more evident: decreased facial height, deepening of vertical lines in lip and face, decreased horizontal labial angle of lip - makes people appear unhappy, loss of muscle tone in facial expression, thinning of vermilion border of the lips from loss of muscle tone, deepening of nasolabial groove, increased length of maxillary lip showing less teeth during smiling - ages the smile, ptosis of mentalis muscle attachment - lead’s to “witch’s chin”.
In this age of dental care, dental implants are considered the most effective way to replace missing teeth in order to restore natural function. Understandably, most people would not fully enjoy life if unable to properly chew or smile without a full set of teeth, and thus would prefer dental implants as a solution for this particular need.
1. We obtain a 3D CT radiographic image. This "cutting edge" unique technology is available at our office and needed for us to visualize facial nerves, vessels, sinus cavities, quality and quantity of the bone prior to starting any surgery. Once the image is obtained we virtually place the implants by selecting the correct sizes, angulation, and positions for the implants. Because of the CT radiographic planning, in most cases, we are able to place the dental implant in the minimally invasive fashion without a large incision, simply through a tiny hole. This allows for quicker healing and significantly less pain after the procedure. Surprisingly, most people don't experience any pain after the implant dentistry procedure, contrary to popular belief.
2. Once the dental implant is virtually positioned and confirmed to safely and effectively lay within the bony tissue, only then do we proceed with the dental implant surgery.
Because of the CT radiographic planning, in most cases, we are able to place the dental implant in the minimally invasivefashion without a large incision, simply through a tiny hole. Boca Raton Implant Dentist Paul Krykhtin follows this exact protocol. This can be compared to laparoscopic surgery which allows for quicker healing and significantly less pain after the procedure. Surprisingly, most people don't experience any pain after the implant dentistry procedure, contrary to popular belief. As you can see there are no incisions, no "peeling of the gums", just a very conservative way to place a dental implant with minimal trauma to your mouth. Denture stabilization with dental implants is incredible - and this description is carefully chosen. Loose dentures no longer needs to be part of any person's life, especially with the technology available. Implant Dentures are available to resolve stability issues, thus improving the quality of any person's life affected by missing teeth.
As you can see there are no incisions, no "peeling of the gums", just a very conservative way to place a dental implant with minimal trauma to your mouth.
In our Boca Raton office, a unique service we are able to provide targets loose dentures. Dental Implants are able to secure loose dentures, eliminating the need to use of adhesives, such as fixodent or polygrip. For those with dentures - just imagine being able to wear your dentures with implant securely stabilizing and preventing unwanted movements.
The feedback is always phenomenal about implant dentures, and understandably so considering the benefits they offer. With this technology you may find yourself asking - "Why should anyone go through life trying to chew, talk, or socialize with a loose "piece of plastic" in their mouth." It is very frustrating and difficult, affecting all aspect's of person's life. We are all very lucky to know that it's no longer the "only option" - it is possible after only a few short appointments to have securely fitted dentures stabilized by dental implants. After dental implants stabilize the dentures there is no longer a need to use denture adhesives.