Dental implants represent a significant advancement in dental restoration, providing a long-lasting solution for missing teeth. At Bayview Dental Arts, these procedures are meticulously performed to offer you a confident and functional smile. Unlike removable options, dental implants are anchored into your jawbone, creating a stable foundation for artificial teeth that look, feel, and function like your natural ones.
Enhancing Smiles with Advanced Tooth Replacement Technology
Your journey to a restored smile is enhanced by the expertise available at our practice. The skilled professionals at Bayview Dental Arts are dedicated to delivering customized care that aligns with your dental health needs and aesthetic goals. With a focus on innovative techniques and patient comfort, the team ensures your dental implant experience is as seamless and pain-free as possible.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and restore a natural-looking smile. Small titanium posts are surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. Once the implants are in place, they provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants not only improve the appearance of a smile but also help maintain the integrity of the jawbone and surrounding teeth by preventing bone loss and preserving the natural alignment of the teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer several advantages over other tooth replacement options. They provide a comprehensive solution focusing on function, appearance, and health. Benefits include the following:
- Preservation of Bone Structure: When you lose teeth, the jawbone can deteriorate. Implants stimulate your bone, like natural tooth roots, thus preserving bone strength and structure.
- Improved Oral Health: Unlike bridges, implants do not require altering adjacent teeth. This means more of your natural teeth remain unharmed, fostering better long-term oral health.
- Enhanced Comfort: Dental implants are designed to fuse with your bone, becoming permanent. This eliminates the discomfort that often comes with removable dentures.
- Natural Appearance: Implants closely resemble your own teeth. They integrate into the structure of your jaw, preventing the sunken look that can result from tooth loss.
- Durability: With proper care, implants are very durable and can last many years, often a lifetime.
- Convenience: Avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of removing dentures or dealing with messy adhesives. Implants stay in your mouth and act like your natural teeth.
- Better Speech: Dentures can slip within your mouth, causing you to mumble or slur your words. Implants allow you to speak without worry that teeth might slip.
- Easier Eating: Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Implants function like teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods confidently and without pain.
Dental Implant Candidates
When considering dental implants, it's crucial to understand who is an ideal candidate for this procedure. Below are factors that may make you a suitable candidate:
- Healthy Gums: Healthy gums are essential for the support and success of dental implants.
- Adequate Bone Density: Sufficient jawbone density is needed to anchor the implants securely.
- Good Oral Hygiene: Commitment to excellent oral care practices ensures the longevity of dental implants.
- Non-Smoker: Smoking can impede the healing process and may decrease the overall success rate of the implant.
- No Major Health Issues: Chronic disorders, such as diabetes or heart disease, should be well-managed if considering implants.
The following are typically advised against dental implants until their situation changes or stabilizes:
- Pregnant women
- Children and adolescents with incomplete jaw growth
- Those undergoing high-dose radiation treatment for cancer
Caring for Your Dental Implants
Proper care and maintenance are essential for the longevity of your dental implants. Ensuring you follow these guidelines will help preserve their function and appearance.
Your dental implants require consistent daily care, similar to natural teeth:
- Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching the implant surfaces
- Flossing is equally crucial; use unwaxed floss or floss designed specifically for implants to clean around your implants and abutments
- An interdental brush can be useful for cleaning hard-to-reach areas
Schedule regular check-ups and cleanings with us every six months—or more frequently if advised. These visits allow for the professional monitoring of your implants and the health of surrounding tissues. Your BayView dentist can identify and address potential issues early on and provide professional cleanings that help maintain implant integrity.
Why Choose Drs. Hussey and Horak at Bayview Dental Arts for Dental Implants?
When considering dental implants, you seek expertise and commitment to excellence. Drs. Hussey and Horak of Bayview Dental Arts excel in these areas, providing exceptional care. With a dedicated focus on restorative and implant dentistry, Dr. Horak ensures that the latest industry advancements enhance your dental care. Similarly, Dr. Hussey's dedication to utilizing state-of-the-art technologies guarantees a high standard of treatment.
Choosing their care at Bayview Dental Arts means you’ll benefit from extensive expertise, as both doctors are ardent about advancing their skills and education to meet the demands of evolving dental practices. Additionally, using advanced engineering, such as CEREC, allows for efficient in-office creation of dental prostheses, saving time and resources.
Recognizing the value of your time, Bayview Dental Arts offers the following:
- Complimentary valet parking
- Convenient hours from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- A modern and relaxing environment with picturesque views and in-room entertainment to alleviate any procedure-related stress
At Bayview Dental Arts, Drs. Hussey and Horak and their team are committed to helping maintain the health and beauty of your smile. You are invited to enjoy a service and an experience where your dental health and comfort are foremost. Visit our Naples, FL, location and discover why clients look forward to their dental visits. Contact us today!