Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Patients are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! 

Can you tell in the photo below, which tooth is a dental implant?

                             

Advances in technology have created many options in dental implant therapy. Dr Perry recognizes the anatomical relationship of the dental implant and the soft tissue.  Most restorative dentists do not take this into account nor do their patients and many times I see a very poor cosmetic results when patient come to my office for the first time.  They often complain of a poor result but where never given any options.  Here is a photo of a patients front teeth in which one was fractured and could not be fixed we replaced it with a dental implant.  I took into account the gums of the adjacent teeth and the color shape and contour.  The end result was magnificent; can you tell which one of these teeth is a natural tooth and which one is a dental implant.  Give me a call and set up an appointment if you are unhappy with your current cosmetic result.  I will explain your options and discuss your treatment course. 

Why Consider Implants

Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. While these are all serious issues, did you know that tooth loss also causes bone loss?

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When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and becomes brittle from lack of exercise.  Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

TeethXpress

Many people who have conventional dentures don’t like to wear them because they don’t stay in place. TeethXpress offers a way to keep dentures secure and allows you to go about your daily life with confidence.

Conventional dentures are designed to give you the appearance of natural teeth, but not actually replace your natural teeth. You may have noticed that your denture that once fit well now slips constantly and requires costly visits to the dentist for adjustment. That’s because every day that you wear a denture the bone in your jaw shrinks a little more. Eventually the denture won’t fit at all and you will have to replace it.

TeethXpress is a very different solution. You will still have beautiful natural looking teeth, but now they will also function like natural teeth. The TeethXpress solution secures your denture to surgically placed dental implants so that you can eat, speak and live confidently without the fear of slipping dentures.

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Note:  Please note all patients are different, you will need an evaluation to determine if teethXpress is the right treatment option for you.

Dr Perry will evaluate you & give you your options.

Tired of Your Loose Denture?

Millions of people around the world are missing enough teeth to require the use of a denture. Many struggle with loose or poor fitting dentures. If you have this problem, you already know the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat the foods you love, and the problems with messy denture adhesives.

The TeethXpress Solution!

After you have met with with Dr Perry your certified TeethXpress Dentist both you and Dr Perry has created a personalized treatment plan, you will schedule the TeethXpress procedure. During the procedure, 4 to 6 implants are surgically placed into your jaw with abutment posts. Your denture is then secured to the abutment posts with special prosthetic screws.

TeethXpress procedure typically can be completed in one day and can be done under local anesthesia. Dr Perry will either use your existing denture or have a denture created prior to the procedure so that you walk out that day with teeth. Discomfort from TeethXpress is usually minor and temporary. Dr Perry will prescribe pain relievers and/or anti-inflammatory medications for you as needed. A soft diet will be required during the initial healing phase.
TeethXpress procedure typically can be completed in one day and can be done under local anesthesia. Your dentist will either use your existing denture or have a denture created prior to the procedure so that you walk out that day with teeth. Discomfort from TeethXpress is usually minor and temporary. Your dentist may prescribe pain relievers for you as needed. A soft diet will be required during the initial healing phase.

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Benefits Of Dental Implants

  • Replaces Missing Teeth
  • Stops Bone Loss
  • Maintains Your Youthful Appearance
  • Restores Your Natural Smile
  • Aquire The Ability To Eat The Foods You LIke
  • Regains Your Confidence & Self Esteem

About Dental Implants

Dental Implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement.  They are secured into the bone to provide permanent support for crowns and dentures.

Evaluation for Dental Implants

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Perry.  Your questions and concerns are important to him and his team, they will work closely with you to make your treatment successful.

 

What To Expect or The Treatment Planning Phase

Dr Perry will typically begin with an interview or a consultation discuss your specific needs and your existing dental condition.  Dr Perry will then recommend models and photos of your mouth and a dental cone beam computerized scan of your mouth (CBCT)

What Scenario Fits Your Specific Needs

If you are missing one or two teeth in a section of your mouth.

Should I Choose and Implant or A 3 Unit Bridge on Natural Teeth

Single Implant vs. 3 Unit Fixed Bridge

A 3 unit bridge is one option for replacing a missing tooth, however the teeth on each side have to be shaved down in order to place it.  This could cause additional treatment needs on each tooth.  The lifespan of the bridge could be compromised due to lack of cleaning under the bridge causing decay and additional tooth loss.  A single implant can be placed without touching the adjacent teeth.  Providing a lifetime natural looking replacement for the missing tooth.

Implant Supported 3 Unit Bridge 

Anterior Replacement/The Cosmetic Zone

Replacing one or more missing teeth with multiple dental implants.  This is another way to replace missing teeth without shaving down adjacent natural teeth, compromising them with the possibility of additional tooth loss.

Posterior Implant Supported Three Unit Bridge

Implant Supported 3 Unit Bridge

Posterior Replacement/ The Back of the Mouth/ Functional Zone

In some instances one or more implants can be used to replace posterior teeth

 

Why Replace Missing Teeth

 

The Effect of the loss of a single posterior tooth

The Effect of One Missing Molar

The shifting and drifting of adjacent teeth, the overeruption of teeth and the collapse of the bite, more damage to the surrounding teeth and periodontal sturctures can prove to be harmful in the longrun.  So it is better to replace a missing tooth immediately in the event of unfortunate tooth loss.



 

Single Implant Replacing Posterior Tooth

Replacing a missing upper posterior tooth to increase function, aesthetics and prevent collapse and drifing of adjacent teeth.

 

The Effects of Multiple Tooth Loss Causes

Premature Aging

One morning as I was about to hit the snooze button to get another ten minutes of sleep, I heard a segment on WALK 97.5 about how our smiles change as we get older. I turned up the volume to hear the statistics, which indicate that with each decade that passes our smile reveal more lower teeth, and less upper. It explained that the upper lip lengthens as we age, and gravity then draws it down (not unlike its impact on the rest of the body). Studies also show that aging adults with straighter, broader and fuller smiles are perceived to be more youthful. This is something Dr Perry has been mindful of since he began his career in dentistry. 

                      Premature Aging Female Front View                Premature Aging Male Profile               Premature Aging Female Profile
The above three videos demonstrate that multiple and early loss of teeth will cause premature aging.

Dental Implant Procedure 

Dental implants are man made roots that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics. After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Perry can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

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