Mill Creek Dentist - Dr. Michael LaMarche
April 27, 2011 By Dr. LaMarche 3 Comments
What are the benefits of a dental implant?
January 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm
FACT SHEET ON DENTAL IMPLANTS
• Are the most advanced tooth replacement system ever devised.
• Help preserve the jawbone to prevent the appearance of premature aging.
• Look and function like natural teeth.
• Are placed/restored in the doctor’s office with minimal discomfort.
• Improve comfort, appearance, speech.
• Have a 98% success rate.
• Allow you to eat the foods you love and talk, smile and laugh with confidence
• Represent a conservative treatment option—adjacent teeth are left untouched.
• Never develop decay.
• Never require root canals.
• Can provide great stability for a lower denture.
• Can completely eliminate the need for a denture.
• Can help people of any age
• Give patients a third set of teeth that are natural looking and very long-lasting.
Ask yourself these questions:
Am I missing one or more of my natural teeth?
Do I have a complete or partial denture that is no longer completely comfortable?
Have I ever been embarrassed by a denture or a bridge?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, call us today at (425) 357-1818 to schedule an evaluation appointment. We would be pleased to evaluate your oral health and discuss treatment options with you.
January 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm
I’m wondering about implants for my father. Is this procedure several visits or a long ordeal?
Is there any pain after the work is done? Thank you!
Dr. LaMarche says
March 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm
Phyllis: To answer your questions, one must first know what Mouth Conditions Might Require A Dental Implant.
If you are missing one or more teeth, or even parts of your jaw; a dental implant may be a possible replacement. There are several important criteria that must first be considered.
Implants work best when there is enough dense, healthy jawbones in a mouth that will provide an adequate foundation.
Healthy, disease-free gum tissues are also necessary. The long-term success of a dental implant depends upon keeping the gums and bone around the implant healthy. People who have implants must keep them clean and should return regularly for checkups, because any problems that might threaten the health of the implant must be corrected.
Who Should Not Have Dental Implants?
If you have any of the following conditions, dental implant therapy may not be for you.
Crippling or uncontrolled disease.
Conditions that affect the body’s ability to heal and repair itself may have a negative effect on the placement and health of an implant. Persons with diseases (such as diabetes) that are not under control are not good candidates for dental implants because the uncontrolled disease keeps the body from healing itself normally. However, a diabetic person under proper control by a doctor could be treated successfully with implants.
Other diseases such as leukemia or hyperparathyroidism (abnormal activity of the parathyroid glands) also may affect the outcome of implant treatment. Persons who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer should not have treatment procedures that are advantageous but not urgent (such as dental implants) until cancer treatment is completed and they have the “OK” to move forward with treatment.
The placement of a dental implant is far less invasive than removing the tooth that it replaces. Generally, post operative discomfort from implant placement, is substantially less than the removal of the tooth. If you have any questions about how your general health might affect dental implants in your mouth, feel free to discuss this with Dr. LaMarche or the staff at Forum Dental Group.
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