No matter how a tooth is lost, whether it’s due to genetics, diet, poor dental hygiene, or lifestyle choices like smoking, it’s important to take action. The tooth needs to be restored to prevent complications such as jaw bone loss, premature aging of the face, speech impediments, and oral infection. All of these factors can have a serious impact on your health and the overall aesthetic of your mouth.
Introducing, the dental implant. Dental implants offer an innovative procedure that allows for the preservation of bone along with other health benefits. Dental implants have the ability to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth with individual prostheses. The procedure is extremely effective and simple: first, an implant, made of medical-grade titanium, is inserted directly into the jaw bone. The implant will fuse with your natural jaw bone over time, offering a stable foundation for the abutment and crown. Then, an abutment is attached and functions as the connector between the crown and the implant. The last piece, the crown, appears to look like a natural tooth and is placed on top of the abutment. The end result is a new tooth!
A popular solution that provides quick, long-term results for an entire set of teeth is the DIEM® Full Arch Replacement procedure. This is another type of dental implant procedure that is ideal for those who suffer from chronic and widespread dental problems and are in need of a full-arch restoration. Unlike a single dental implant, which replaces each tooth one by one, the DIEM® Full Arch Replacement replaces all of your upper or lower teeth at once. Through a short surgical procedure and a quick recovery period, many DIEM® Full Arch Replacement patients are happy to have chosen their stable, natural-looking, and more permanent results.
At Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we can best determine if dental implants are a good choice for you. We will also let you know if you are a suitable candidate to receive the DIEM® Full Arch Replacement. We will provide a thorough oral examination to determine your best treatment plan. Please contact our office today to schedule your consultation.