Tooth loss is one of the concerns that we help patients of our Anacapa Dental office handle. The thing is, tooth replacement didn’t necessarily equate to the restoration of full oral function. This could be seen most notably in patients who needed dentures. The reason being is that, without stress and stimulation, which comes through the roots of teeth, the jawbone would deteriorate over time.
Since the development of dental implants, the major problems associated with tooth replacement have been largely resolved. The insertion of tiny posts into the jawbone stimulates the regeneration of new bone. This new growth surrounds the post, which then facilitates the appropriate degree of stability for whatever size restoration is needed. That may be a crown, a bridge, or a full-arch denture. We wouldn’t describe dental implant as tooth replacement at all; more like full rehabilitation of the smile, of chewing function, and of a person’s confidence. That being said, patients do express their concerns related to the process.
A Better Standard, But Not Perfect
The results of dental implant treatment make it worth the wait if there must be one. The process can take up to a year, and it may, in some cases, mean being without teeth for a day or so. If only one or two teeth are gone, the wait may not be unbearable. However, full-arch restoration can be frustrating when enmeshment of implant to bone takes several months. Fortunately, the initial development of dental implants was only the first step in an era of innovation.
New Achievements in Implant Dentistry
Over the past several years, oral surgeons have developed new techniques involving dental implants. One has been the strategic insertion of the tiny posts to maximize strength. This discovery has led to new treatments, such as New Smile in a Day, in which a full-arch bridge can be situated to a few dental implants immediately after placement. If needed, extractions may also be performed during this single-day procedure in which the temporary restoration is made in-house, affixed to implants, and ready for use that day.
Are You Suitable for Smile in A Day Implants?
There are many factors to be taken into consideration when deciding if you need dental implants.
Maybe you have problems with your teeth, or your gums, or your smile. Perhaps you aren’t able to speak clearly, eat normal food, or even taste it. Or maybe you’re in pain and you want it to stop.
But although there are potentially a huge range of reasons why we might give someone dental implants, there’s a really simple test that can tell you instantly if you need our Smile in a Day treatment. You don’t need to be a dental expert to do it, and there’s no specialist equipment required.
You Just Need One Simple Bit of Kit: An Apple.
Take A Bite
Yes, that’s all you need to do. Try to munch on an apple. If you can’t do so without it hurting – or if even just the word ‘munch’ fills you with anxiety – then dental implants could help you.
Smile in a Day is an advanced, specialist treatment that delivers outstanding results, but you certainly don’t need special requirements in order to benefit.
Every Patient Is Different
The ‘apple test’ is a handy shortcut, partly because there’s no definitive list of reasons why you could benefit from dental implants.
If you’re not sure, then we’d always recommend you give us a call and we can talk you through your options. We don’t charge for consultations, so it’s worth booking an appointment for a one-on-one chat.
Dental Implants Are Certainly a Great Option If:
- You’re missing some or all of your teeth
- Your teeth are loose, decaying or damaged
- Your teeth are causing you pain
- You wear dentures but they’re irritating, loose, keep falling out or stop you eating properly
- You have a dental bridge but it’s not working and needs to be replaced
- Gum disease means you can’t taste food properly
- There are some foods you’re physically unable to eat, which is affecting your nutrition
- You are afraid to smile because of how your teeth look
- Your speech is being affected by problems with your teeth
ABOUT YOUR OXNARD, CA, DENTIST:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-988-3320. Our office welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.