What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or crown or a set of replacement teeth.
Am I Candidate for Implants?
Implant patients are of all ages and Implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. Dr. Mozer can determine if you are a candidate for Dental Implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.
Do I Have Enough Bone for Implants?
The more surface area contact between the Implant and bone, the more support and stability for the Implant. A clinical evaluation and a 3D image will provide the necessary information to make this determination. Even if there is not enough room for the larger traditional implants, bone grafting can be used to enhance the quality of the existing bone. Mini-implants can be used in a similar way to replace missing teeth or stabilize a denture. Mini-implants require much less bone for the implant to be successful.
Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but for many different reasons this may not happen. Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but unreplaced teeth causes extra biting pressure to be placed on remaining teeth. This additional pressure, over time, can cause other teeth to fracture and create subsequent problems.
Replacement of lost teeth with Implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective and long-lasting treatment choice. Treatment with implants is considered more predictable and longer lasting than traditional bridgework.