Over the past six decades, dental implants have become a cornerstone of modern dentistry, offering patients a durable and reliable solution for missing teeth. In the early days of dentistry, patients faced limited options for tooth replacement, each with its drawbacks. However, dental implants have revolutionized the field, enabling dentists to provide patients with more natural-looking and comfortable smiles. These versatile implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire dentition, delivering exceptional long-term success and stability.
Life Long Smile Restoration
Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for replacing missing teeth with a long-lasting, natural-looking smile. Composed of titanium, a dental implant is a man-made tooth root inserted into the jawbone by a periodontist, oral surgeon, or implant dentist. Once in place, the implant serves as a foundation for future restorations that resemble a single tooth, a group of teeth, or even a full smile. This versatile solution can replace a single tooth, support multiple teeth as a fixed implant bridge, or even provide added support for a denture.
Unlike traditional crowns and bridges, dental implants are ideal for individuals with good oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury (trauma), fracture, or tooth decay. Because they do not require cutting down healthy teeth structures or relying on adjacent teeth for support, dental implants are often considered a more tooth-saving option. However, it is crucial to have sufficient bone and good overall health to ensure proper osseointegration (how the bone fills in around the implant for strength).
For dental implants to be successful, proper fit, good occlusion, and excellent oral hygiene are essential. While advancements in technology and dental materials have made bone grafts more successful than ever, patients with periodontal disease, diabetes, bleeding problems, and other health issues may experience difficulty in the implants’ placement, healing, and long term success.
Additionally, smokers and tobacco users may face an increased risk of failure and are often advised to quit before undergoing the implant procedure. By being upfront about health issues, patients can work with their dentist to take the necessary diagnostic and treatment steps to ensure the highest success rate.
Reasons To Choose Dental Implants
Implant restorations such as crowns and bridges are designed to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth in color, shape, and size. If done correctly, only you and your dentist can tell that you have dental implants. By carefully matching the surrounding teeth, these restorations can become an undetectable part of your natural smile, allowing you to feel confident and secure in your appearance.
Stability And Increased Function
In the past, patients who were missing multiple teeth often turned to removable dentures as a solution, which often resulted in compromises in both esthetics and function. However, with the advent of dental implants, this is no longer the case. While implants can effectively replace individual teeth, they can also be used to provide support for removable dentures, making them just as stable and secure as natural teeth. By choosing this option, patients can enjoy improved esthetics and function without having to sacrifice the convenience of removable dentures.
Maintain Bone Health/Facial Structures
Dental implants play a critical role in preserving the bone levels of the jaws, which in turn helps to maintain the natural structure of your face for as long as possible. Unlike traditional dentures and other tooth replacement options, dental implants stimulate the underlying bone tissue and prevent it from deteriorating over time. This can help to prevent changes to your facial structure that might otherwise occur as a result of tooth loss, allowing you to maintain a more youthful and natural appearance.
High Success Rate
With a success rate of over 98%, dental implants are one of the most reliable and long-lasting tooth replacement options available. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime, providing patients with a stable, functional, and natural-looking smile that can withstand the test of time. By choosing dental implants, patients can enjoy improved oral health, enhanced aesthetics, and greater confidence, all while benefiting from a treatment that is designed to stand the test of time.
At first glance, the cost of dental implants may seem prohibitive for some patients. However, it’s important to consider the long-term benefits of this treatment option. For example, replacing a single tooth with an implant is slightly more expensive than a fixed dental bridge, typically lasting only 10-20 years with extremely diligent oral hygiene.
In contrast, dental implants do not decay and can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Moreover, choosing dental implants can ultimately be more cost-effective in the long run, as it avoids additional dental work on adjacent teeth that may be required with traditional options. By investing in dental implants, patients can enjoy a durable and reliable tooth replacement option that will stand the test of time.
Dental implants should be a top consideration for anyone missing one or more teeth. As a patient, it’s important to receive education from your dentist about all available options to make an educated decision about your smile. Dental implants may be the perfect solution for achieving your goals, whether you’re looking to restore your smile or improve your oral health.
By staying informed and educated, you can make the best choice for your needs and circumstances. And, of course, it’s essential to maintain regular dental visits for periodic exams and cleanings to keep your smile looking and feeling its best.
Schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation appointment with Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to start your journey towards a dream smile in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV. Our team is eager to assist you with your oral health and smile makeover needs.
Dr. Marielaina Perrone is a highly respected and experienced dentist in Henderson, Nevada, with over two decades of expertise in providing quality dental care to her patients. She graduated from Stony Brook University School Of Dental Medicine and has completed advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and orthodontics.
Dr. Perrone is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry and continuing education to provide the best possible care for her patients.
Dr. Perrone takes a patient-centered approach and believes in personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique needs and preferences. Her gentle and compassionate demeanor creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for patients during their dental appointments.
Aside from dentistry, Dr. Perrone enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking. She also volunteers her time and expertise to various charitable organizations in her community.