April 23, 1988, it was a Saturday, my first dental office was finished, but the air conditioning was not working. This News Paper ad was part of my original advertising campaign. It is about “dental bridges”, Dental Implants have become a much more popular means of replacing missing teeth.
Many people ask what exactly are dental implants? A dental implant is simply an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw. The dental implant then holds a replacement tooth. Dental implants are good options for people who have lost a tooth or numerous teeth.
There are several types of dental implants. Endis teal ( in the bone) is the most commonly used type of implant. Each implant is equipped to hold one or more prosthetic teeth. There are different kinds of implants including screws, blades or cylinders that are surgically placed in the jawbone. This alternative is generally used for patients who wear bridges or removable dentures.
Subperios teal (on the bone) is the next type of implant. These are done differently than the endis teal because they cater to patients who have minimal bone height and are unable to wear normal dentures. These are placed on top of the jaw. The metal framework’s posts protrude through the gum and hold the prosthesis that way.
Are you asking yourself if you would be a good candidate for a dental implant? Ultimately, the ideal candidate would have healthy gum tissue and adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant. In general, overall good health and oral health is key.
Here are some details on what the procedure is like. Periodontists specialize in the areas affected by a dental implant. They work as a team with you and your dentist. Depending on your oral condition and the type of implant that has been suggested and chosen, a treatment plan tailored to you will be put together. If you are replacing a single tooth, one implant and a crown will replace it. If you are replacing several teeth special implants that support bridges will be used. If in the case that you need a full mouth replaced, there are implants that support full denture or bridge.
Your own teeth require care and so do your new ones. Brushing and flossing are important and necessary care for your new teeth.
Dental visits and periodic visits to the periodontist to check on the implant are advised. Your teeth and gums will be checked to make sure they are healthy.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A