Missing teeth can now be replaced with a more comfortable, natural-looking, and permanent alternative to dentures. State-of-the-art dental implants from our cosmetic dentist, Robert Rioseco, DMD, are designed to mimic a natural tooth, actually becoming part of your mouth. These advanced restorative dentistry options are custom-made to replace missing teeth and renew both form and function with exceptional results.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are some of the most innovative treatments to come along in the field of dentistry in quite some time. With dental implants, you can achieve a number of benefits over traditional denture options.
Benefits of dental implants can include:
- Permanent replacement for missing teeth
- Improved chewing and speaking
- No daily maintenance required other than regular brushing and flossing routines
- Can be used to replace one missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth
- Custom-designed for a precise and comfortable fit
- No slippage or movement among the teeth
Candidates for dental implants include patients who have strong enough jawbone density to hold the implant, and those who are not suffering from certain diseases or conditions that can hamper proper healing after implant placement. Dr. Rioseco will meet with you for an evaluation to help you determine if dental implants are the best options for your needs.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure is a multi-stage process. A titanium post will be surgically placed into the jawbone, where it will fuse to the bone over the next few months. This post will ultimately serve as an artificial tooth root. During the fusion period, a temporary dental crown can be placed over the implanted post. Once the fusion is accomplished, the implant has become a permanent part of your mouth. Dr. Rioseco will then attach a custom-made permanent dental crown to the post, giving you a beautiful restoration that looks and acts like a natural tooth.
Analyzing and Adjusting the Bite
Once the implant restoration has been placed, Dr. Rioseco can create a bite that feels natural with the help of T-Scan® bite force analysis technology. To evaluate the bite with T-Scan® patients must first bite down on a thin pad which collects the necessary data using sensors. The system software then uses this information to create a detailed digital image illustrating the contact points between the upper and lower teeth. The image will also reveal the amount of pressure that each upper and lower tooth experiences on impact. If there are problematic points of contact, Dr. Rioseco will make any necessary adjustments so the implant restoration can function and feel as natural as possible.
Dental implants can be an effective way to improve common aesthetic and functional problems caused by missing teeth without the drawbacks of traditional dentures.
Contact The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
If you would like more information on dental implants, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rioseco to learn more about this procedure, please contact The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.