Dental Implants

Excel Dental utilizes Dental Implants, a dental cosmetic surgery, as an effective way to replace missing teeth. Drs. Davis and Matthews are well trained in implant placement with a Mastership and Fellowship in the International Dental Implant Association.

When teeth are lost because of disease or accident, dental implants may be a good option for you to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Tooth implants are posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace the root of one or more missing teeth.

Benefits
• Dental implants offer firm support to dental prosthesis. Dentures, bridges or single teeth attached to the implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth when eating or speaking.
• The secure fit helps dental prosthesis feel more natural than typical bridges or dentures.
• Implant-supported dentures tend to be more comfortable and stable than traditional dentures, allowing you to bite and chew more naturally.
• Where teeth are missing, dental implants also help keep the jawbone from shrinking.
• Implants are a good value, because they can last a lifetime with good care.

Types of Implants
• Single tooth Implants- Replaces the missing tooth’s roots and does not involve treating the teeth next to it.
• Implant-Supported Bridges– These implants support a bridge when several teeth are missing. The implant-supported bridge replaces the lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots. An implant-supported bridge does not need support from the teeth next to it, unlike a traditional bridge.
• Implant Supported Denture- If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture will replace the missing teeth and some of the tooth roots.
• All-on-Four Dental Implants- If you are missing all of your teeth and do not have much bone left to retain dental implants, All-on Four dental implants would be a good option for you. These implants are placed in the anterior of the jaw, where there is better bone density. They are highly angled, to provide a stable support for a complete denture.

Why should you replace missing teeth?
• You may not like gaps in your smile.
• If you have difficulty speaking or chewing.
• If the teeth you have seem to be shifting into spaces of lost or missing teeth.
• If your remaining teeth are loose this may be a result of bone loss that has occurred around the missing tooth.
• If you feel you look older due to loss of teeth. Bone loss can make your face sag and implants are a great alternative to restoring your smile.

To find out more about what is involved with tooth implant placement and if you are a good candidate for Dental implants, please contact Drs. Davis and Matthews of Excel Dental today. They will answer any questions you have to guide you in your pursuit to smile healthy®.