Dental Implants and the Variety of Things They can Help Accomplish
Dr. Howard Goldberg uses dental implants to help his patients from in and around Boynton, Florida with a variety of dental and oral health issues. Dental implants are versatile, resolving cosmetic and restorative needs. Dr. Goldberg offers traditional titanium single dental implants as well as All-on-Four implants.
What are dental implants?
Implants are used to replace teeth lost to trauma, decay or disease. Dental implants are titanium posts that are implanted into the jawbone acting as roots for crowns or denture attachments. The posts are made of medical grade titanium, which is used in all sorts of implants, including artificial joint replacement due to its unique biocompatibility. All-on-4® dental implants are another option to replace all teeth in the entire mouth. The All-On-4® treatment, also known as Teeth in a Day, is a modern restoration which replaces patients’ missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by four dental implants. With fewer implants needed to anchor the false teeth, overall treatment time and cost is minimized. The unique The All-On-4® implants also ensure greater stability in the bone, minimizing the need for a bone graft to supplement bone tissue.
What dental issues can dental implants address?
When a person loses a tooth or several or all of his or her teeth, several issues arise. First, from a cosmetic point of view, there is an unsightly gap in the person’s mouth. No one wants to walk around with an obviously missing tooth, so having dental implants can fill those gaps and improve the appearance of your smile. Additionally, when teeth are lost, the surrounding teeth can shift out of place and spread to use all of the available space. Dental implants help to keep any natural teeth in place, maintaining your healthy and youthful smile. Finally, the teeth and jaw have a mutually supportive relationship. While the jaw supports the teeth, the teeth provide stimulation to the jawbone which helps to keep it strong and healthy with regular bone growth. When you lose a tooth or teeth, your jaw loses that stimulation. While solutions like dentures can also improve your smile, only implants provide your jaw with the necessary stimulation to maintain bone density and oral health.
Getting dental implants is an investment of time and money, but it is also a very important investment in your smile and your dental health. Dr. Goldberg uses the most modern installation and pain management techniques available to make the process as easy as possible. If you think you might benefit from dental implants, contact Dr. Goldberg today.