The modern solution for missing teeth
A dental implant is a post made of titanium which is screwed into the jaw bone, which effectively replaces the root of a natural tooth. It is then topped with a crown. The implant itself, because it’s bonded to the jaw bone, supports bone growth and structure. Without the implant, the bone eventually begins to deteriorate.
Dr. Aguilar is very excited to bring implant technology to his patients. He and his staff have a lot of experience with dental implants and Dr. Aguilar has completed over 200 implant cases. Being in a small town, he is able to bring this high-tech tooth replacement option to local residents at an affordable price.
The entire procedure in our office
A great advantage to getting implants by Dr. Aguilar is that the entire procedure is done in his office. Dr. Aguilar places your dental implant himself, so you won’t be sent to another office to get this done. Your custom crown is also created by Dr. Aguilar, in his office, using his state-of-the-art CEREC system.
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
To find out more about dental implants, take advantage of Dr. Aguilar’s Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation. His free consultation covers:
- Comprehensive exam
- Digital X-rays
- Consultation with Dr. Aguilar
- Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
- Your questions answered
High Tech Implant Dentistry
Diagnostics – using high tech for accuracy
Dr. Aguilar performs a thorough exam, including panoramic digital X-rays, to clearly see your teeth and jaw structure. This exam will be a key element in determining if implants are a possible solution for you. If they are, these diagnostics will also help him to determine the exact placement of your implants.
Guided implant surgery
Once Dr. Aguilar is ready to place the implants, he uses a surgical guide, which is placed over the gum and teeth area where the implant will be. This ensures that the implants are placed at the exact angle and depth for maximum support.
Building up bone density
Dental implants need proper bone density to work successfully. There can be many reasons why a person does not have adequate bone density in the jaw. Missing teeth after a period of time will cause the bone in that area to deteriorate due to no stimulation. Periodontal disease can also cause bone loss, or your basic jaw bone structure simply is not dense enough.
Dr. Aguilar can improve this condition with bone grafting, which builds up and stimulates bone growth in a specific area. If a tooth has been extracted, and you anticipate an implant to replace it in the future, Dr. Aguilar can stimulate growth with a bone graft in the location where the extracted tooth was located. This will cause more bone to grow so that an implant can be inserted at a later date.
Dr. Aguilar makes your custom crown with high-grade porcelain, a very durable material which matches the look and feel of a natural tooth. Dr. Aguilar can further customize the crown to match the shading of your other teeth. Finally, he will secure the crown to the implant, making sure it fits correctly. They are made right in the office, so the process can be done in the same visit.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits to dental implants, which is why Dr. Aguilar recommends them when appropriate and why they are so popular.
No bone loss with Dental Implants
The tooth root of a natural tooth functions as a bone stimulator in the jaw, as does chewing. When a tooth is missing, the bone is no longer being stimulated and will deteriorate over time. Implants mimic the function of a tooth root in the jaw bone, maintaining the bone. Implants also make chewing easy and natural, which also helps bone to remain healthy.
Dental Implants look and feel like natural teeth
A dental implant topped with a custom, porcelain crown looks and acts just like a natural tooth, allowing you to eat normally and comfortably. Don’t forget, you’ll also regain your ability to smile without worry.
Dental Implants are permanent
The titanium of the implant post and the porcelain crown do not break down or corrode. They need care, just like natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing and checkups to remove plaque will keep gums healthy.
Stability for teeth adjacent to the Dental Implant
Spaces caused by missing teeth cause adjacent teeth to move and twist. This can cause problems, like unaligned bite, problems with the jaw joint, and inability to chew food. Gum disease can flourish and lead to further tooth loss.
Dentures can be stabilized with Dental Implants
People with dentures know they can slip and make chewing and talking uncomfortable and painful. They must use adhesive products to try to keep them in place. Dental Implant-supported dentures, however, are very stable and provide non-slipping chewing power. Dentures will no longer cause pain because they don’t move when attached to implants.
Gum disease is much less likely with Dental Implants
Implants help maintain healthy gums. When teeth are missing, bacteria has a better chance to adhere to gums, and unchecked, turn into periodontal disease.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.