Dental Implant Prosthetics
Developed almost 50 years ago, dental implants have truly proven to be a miracle for hundreds of thousands of patients around the world! Implants can be used in any bony area of the body, but in dentistry they consist of small titanium cylinders affixed to the jawbone to replace lost teeth. Dental implants function exactly the same as regular teeth and are securely anchored in the jawbone to mimic a natural tooth root. Some people find dental implants more convenient than dentures.
Signs You May Need Dental Implants
- Your dentures are uncomfortable.
- You are missing one or multiple teeth.
- You have dental bridges.
- You are unable to eat your favorite foods.
- Tooth loss is making you appear older.
Today's modern implant treatment can replace everything from a single missing tooth to a completely missing arch. Bridges and partial dentures address the short-term cosmetic problems of missing teeth, but do nothing to stop bone loss. Bridges also require that two or more teeth be prepared to serve as abutments (posts) for a bridge, leaving them at a much greater risk for cavities and endodontic failure. If the original abutment teeth fail, more healthy teeth must be sacrificed to serve as posts, while you continue to lose bone beneath the bridge.
Dental Implants in Marco Island
With implants, however, the healthy teeth are left alone. Dental implants, like natural teeth, also transmit chewing forces to the jawbone, which reduces bone loss. This is why many leading dental organizations now recognize dental implants as the standard of care in tooth replacement treatment.
Island Tower Dentistry has been providing dental implants for more than twenty five years, and has kept up with the ever-changing science of implantology through the study of implant prosthodontics at the renowned Misch Implant Institute.
Your Dental Implant Treatment
Island Tower Dentistry on Marco Island has long offered both simple and much more sophisticated implant treatment on a routine basis. When developing a treatment plan, we take account of myriad elements involved with the overall dental health of the patient. Implant treatment must be engineered and strategized much more thoroughly than traditional dental services.Dental Implants Marco Island For example, it is just as important to know when to incorporate an implant in a patient's treatment as it is to determine that implants may not be feasible.
Please feel free to raise any questions you may have about implant dentistry and the benefits you could enjoy with this state-of-the-art restorative treatment.
Contact Island Tower Dentistry
Dr. Van Dyke and his qualified team of dental hygienists, dental assistants, and office support staff are ready to assist you with all of your dental needs. To contact
Island Tower Dentistry regarding a dental concern or to make an appointment, call 239-394-1004
. Our office is conveniently located at 606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 200, Marco Island, Florida 34145.