Missing teeth can cause several problems with your oral health and can also be embarrassing for the following reasons.
- Your smile can be unpleasant and you feel less self confident.
- You can not eat the food that you enjoy.
- Other replacement options result in the cutting down of neighboring teeth.
- Your denture may fall out or feel loose.
Damaging tooth movements can occur. Missing teeth change your bite as the neighboring teeth and opposing tooth begin to tip into the missing space.
Bone loss occurs. Without your tooth or an implant the bone in the missing tooth area will begin to disappear.
We utilize advanced techniques to provide you with predictable results to replace missing teeth
In many cases we are able to place an implant to replace a missing tooth without any bone grafting. When a tooth has been missing for a long time, the bone has no reason to stay. Over time the bone dissolves away and new bone may need to be created by one of the several types of bone grafting procedures we perform. To determine if you need bone grafting, Dr. Blasingame will evaluate you during your exam and may suggest to get a 3-Dimensional x-ray (CBCT scan) to measure the bone. We utilize planning software that allows us to place your implant digitally. This allows us to know exactly where your implant needs to be and if there is enough bone to place it. This ensures we will deliver a predictable, stable, and beautiful result.
An implant acts the same way the root of your tooth acts. It supports the crown, the chewing portion of your tooth, that you can see when you smile. A dental implant is the gold standard choice for a missing tooth. If you are missing several teeth in a row, multiple implants can be placed for individual teeth or as a bridge. After the implant is placed and the bone heals around it, a post (abutment) is screwed into the implant. A crown is then attached to the post. Implants are the most predictable, long lasting, best choice for missing teeth.
Missing all of your teeth is truly a handicap. It impairs your ability to chew and eat the foods you want. It also decreases your ability to talk and interact with people. Having an insecure denture can be humiliating and uncomfortable. To determine if you need bone grafting prior to your implant surgery, Dr. Blasingame will evaluate you during an exam and may suggest to get a 3-Dimensional x-ray (CBCT scan) to measure the bone. We utilize planning software that allows us to place your implant digitally. This allows us to know exactly where your implant needs to be and if there is enough bone to place it. This ensures we will deliver a predictable, stable, and beautiful result.
We have several ways to help you. Dr. Blasingame specializes in advanced treatment options to reconstruct your entire mouth. There are several options, and each treatment is individualized to meet your unique needs. Whether you are looking to replace individual teeth with implants and implant crowns, or having a denture that wont come in and out, we are ready to help you. We offer treatments including, “All-on-Four” treatment that uses 4-8 implants to secure a new denture. This option not only ensures you will never have a denture fall out while you are talking, it also allows you to eat the foods you want and smile with confidence. People love how implants can change their lives.