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If you're considering getting an implant, you'll most certainly have questions for Dr. Jintae Park at JP Dental Care in Reno, NV. You might be wondering how a dental implant compares to a real tooth. Let's look at some of the differences between implants and natural teeth.
It should be noted that one of the primary goals of implant dentistry is to try to provide the same form and function as your natural teeth. However, with that in mind, know that an implant is not a tooth. An implant does not decay and does not have dental pulp or periodontal membrane-like teeth.
An implant won't always work in every case, but they do have some great advantages when they are called for.
Some advantages of an implant:
- Often last for decades without needing to be replaced
- Create a functional and aesthetically pleasing replacement for your missing tooth
- Don't require surrounding teeth for support
- Do not decay like natural teeth
- Can be fixed or removable
- Can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth
There are downsides to implants where natural teeth win out. The disadvantages of implants include:
- Higher cost compared to traditional dentistry
- It's a surgical procedure that requires a period of healing afterward
- Fracturing of fixtures and loosening of screws can occur (only in about 5% of patients)
- Since there is no cushion between the implant and the bone, the fracturing of crowns and bridges is more common with implants than with natural teeth, though this is rare.
It's best to speak with Dr. Park at JP Dental Care in Reno, NV, about your options regarding implants. Let us know what you want to achieve and we'll work with you as best we can to accomplish that. Call our office today at (775) 853-0503.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
When you are missing teeth, it is critical to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can be challenging, as well as uncomfortable. Missing teeth can also destabilize your bite. Dental implants are a great option for replacing teeth that are missing or are badly diseased. A dental implant at JP Dental Care offers relief, support, and stability to your bite, and often, implants are the most natural and effective option available.
Dr. Jintae Park and our team have helped many patients using implant dentistry at our Reno, NV, office restore their smiles to look more natural. Each implant is created to fit in perfectly with the look of the rest of your teeth.
Besides making your smile appear more natural, dental implants have other benefits. They include:
- Restoring your ability to properly chew food
- Preventing your teeth from shifting and moving
- Stabilizing your bite, helping you avoid pain or discomfort
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth and feel like you are a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Jintae Park and our team at JP Dental Care in Reno, NV, encourage you to give us a call to schedule an appointment at (775) 853-0503.
When it comes to deciding the best option for replacing your missing tooth or teeth, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons to help you determine what will give you back the smile you want. Our dentist Dr. Jintae Park has been helping countless adults living in Reno, NV, get full smiles once again with the help of dental implants. Are dental implants right for you?
Here are some factors to consider when getting dental implants,
An implant is a small metal post that replaces tooth roots. In order to replace the roots, our Reno, NV, restorative dentist will need to place the implant in the jawbone. It can take as little as 30 minutes to place an implant and this minor procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
The Implant Process Takes Time
You won’t get your full implant right away. The implant is made up of three different parts: the metal post (which is placed into the jawbone), an abutment (which connects the implant with the false tooth) and the artificial tooth (usually a dental crown). Once the implant is performed we will need to give your gums and jawbone time to heal. It can take up to 6 months for the bone and implant to fully fuse together. Once that happens then we can place the abutment and finally the crown. It can take up to several months to get a dental implant.
You’ll Need to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
In order to preserve your oral health and properly maintain your dental implant you will need to brush twice a day, floss daily and keep up with seeing your dentist every six months for cleanings and care. Maintaining a dental implant is no harder than keeping the rest of your natural teeth clean and it won’t require special care; however, you will need to be dedicated to keeping your teeth and gums clean to prevent infection or other issues that could affect the health of your implant.
You Must Have a Healthy Jawbone
There also needs to be enough strong, healthy jawbone present to support the implant. If you’ve left tooth loss untreated for a while then you may have significant bone loss. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you aren’t an ideal candidate for implants. You may just need to first undergo bone grafting, a minor surgical procedure that helps rebuild the jawbone so that it can support an implant.
JP Dental Care in Reno, NV, is dedicated to restoring your smile and boosting your confidence. If you are ready to sit down with us and discuss your tooth replacement options then call our office today for a consultation.
Dental implants take advantage of the bone-bonding capabilities of titanium to create artificial teeth that last and feel completely natural. Your dentist, Dr. Jintae Park of JP Dental Care, offers dental implants from his Reno, NV, office.
The science behind implants
Dental implants are small posts made of titanium that are used to restore missing tooth roots. They're placed in openings made in your jawbone and eventually topped with dental crowns to create complete tooth restorations.
If any other type of metal was used, your implant wouldn't be successful. In fact, the crown attached to it would wobble with each bite you took. Instead, titanium, a lightweight metal, fuses with your jawbone during a process known as osseointegration. The process takes a few months and results in strong, secure implants that are just as stable as your natural roots.
As soon as your Reno dentist determines that osseointegration is complete, he adds a connector to the top of the implants and makes an impression of your mouth that will be used to fabricate a dental crown. Thanks to the impression, your new dental crown will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Advantages of dental implants
Dental implants offer a few unique benefits, including:
- Better Biting: You won't experience a reduction in biting power with implants, a problem that can be an issue with other restoration methods.
- Options for Multiple Tooth Loss: Dental implants don't just restore single missing teeth; they're also an excellent option if you've lost several teeth or need to replace all of your teeth. Implant-supported bridges and dentures are often more comfortable than their traditional counterparts due to how they are securely rooted in your jawbone through osseointegration.
- Improved Appearance: Implants fill the gaps in your smile and prevent your teeth from shifting. After you lose a tooth, your other teeth may begin to drift toward the opening. Shifting teeth often overlap, which affects your appearance, may change your bite, and makes it harder to remove plaque from your teeth.
- Healthy Jawbone: Your jawbone remains strong due to constant pressure exerted by your tooth roots. If you don't replace lost tooth roots with dental implants, your jawbone may gradually begin to shrink, which can affect its ability to support your other teeth and the muscles in the lower half of your face.
Restore your smile with dental implants! Call Your Reno, NV, dentist, Dr. Jintae Park of JP Dental Care, at (775) 853-0503 to schedule an appointment.