Natural-acting and looking replacements for missing teeth
Do you have one or more teeth that are either missing or are beyond repair?
If you do, then consider getting one or more dental implants to restore your smile. Implants are lifelike artificial teeth that let you to smile, eat and talk comfortably. Naturally
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a high-tech replacement for a missing tooth. It's the closest thing to a natural tooth available in modern dentistry today.
An implant is made up of a titanium post that functions like a tooth root, and a porcelain restoration that looks like a tooth. Implants can be used alone or with other false teeth, like for stabilizing dentures and partials.
Implants increase your quality of life. They give you the ability to chew and smile confidently with lifelike teeth that feel completely natural. They can also improve your appearance and give you more confidence. And they are designed to last a lifetime!
Experienced, competent Implant care
Dr. Anderson has many years of experience working with dental implant cases. He will co-manage and guide your implant treatment throughout the process to help ensure you'll get the outcome you seek.
Dr. Anderson has familiarity with a variety of cases and situations and will ensure that you are set up correctly for your implants and that the work is high-quality: long-lasting, functional and aesthetic.
Advantages of Dental Implants
- Implants fill-in unsightly gaps in your smile.
- Implants deter bone loss that occurs when a tooth is lost. The titanium root fuses with the bone, thus preventing it from dissolving.
- Removable dentures and fixed bridges aren't the best solution to missing teeth and can often cause other problems, like bone loss.
- Spreading bone loss in the jaw affects the ridges and gums in your mouth, as well as the nerves and muscles in and around your mouth.
- The bone that held the roots of your teeth starts to dissolve when teeth are lost, so removable dentures may slip or cause sores on your gums.
- Removable dentures and fixed bridges usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years, compared to a 20-year or longer life span for implants.
- You inevitably lose mass in your jaw when you lose teeth. This affects the overall skeletal structure of your face, which not only changes your profile but may also result in drooping muscles, thin lips, jowls or a witch's chin.
Advanced diagnostics for the best results
Dr. Anderson starts with a comprehensive oral exam. He will evaluate what will need to be done, if anything, to prepare your jaw for implants. He'll explain in detail about the implant procedure, as well as review with you your other options to replace missing or badly damaged teeth.
He uses an ultramodern Galileos 3D Cone Beam imaging system during the exam. This high-tech evaluation tool helps him get a complete depiction of your jaw. Cone beam scanning is like a panoramic X-ray only with much better definition.
Dr. Anderson uses the cone beam scan to measure bone height, to check for any anomalies in the bone patterns and to create a surgical guide for precision implant placement.Back to the top
Creating your new tooth
To get the best results Dr. Anderson has partnered with an experienced local periodontist (just two blocks away) who places the implant's post using the surgical guide Dr. Anderson creates with his 3-D CT scanner. This way, the implant goes exactly where it needs to go for optimum esthetics and function.
Once your titanium implant's root is firmly integrated with your jaw bone Dr. Anderson will place the porcelain CEREC Crown on it. He uses high-quality porcelain that's extremely durable, strong and has a lifelike appearance. Click here for more information on our One-Visit CEREC Crowns.
With this kind of careful planning, you can be assured of getting an implant that's long-lasting and fully functional, as well as natural looking.
One-Visit Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are an effective, affordable and efficient alternative to traditional dental implants. They require no healing time and allow your dentures to be put in place immediately. The result is great-looking dentures in just one visit.
Dr. Anderson is very knowledgeable and experienced in placing mini implants accurately and safely. He is a very experienced dentist overall, having a lot of experience in complex restorative cases and many hours of continuing education.
The Mini Implants procedure
Mini implants consist of very small titanium posts that are placed in one visit. They are gently inserted into the jaw bone, usually without any surgery or incision, and do not require months to "take" and heal. This procedure is only about an hour long and generally just requires local anesthetic. Mini implants are also cost-effective, as they cost considerably less than traditional implants.Back to the top
Mini implants are used to stabilize dentures and partials to prevent slippage and optimize comfort.
Dr. Anderson can place your implants and fit or retrofit your dentures in just one visit. Most of the time, the only anesthetic necessary is an injection directly over the position in the gums where each implant is to be placed. Existing dentures can be retrofitted over the newly placed implants and can then be used immediately.
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Personal Consultation with Dr. Anderson
Although most people can take advantage of both implants and mini implants, it is important to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
A complete dental examination will be necessary to discover if implants or mini implants will work for you. And to ensure that you receive the appropriate restorations for your lifestyle and needs.
Dr. Anderson can also discuss with you the pros and cons of the different types of tooth replacement options available and answer any other questions you have.
To schedule your consultation, call (308) 365-1885 or click here to schedule online.Back to the top