Dental implants resolve the issue of missing teeth. From the front of your mouth, where they can be visible, to the back, where they provide chewing stability, implants can help you restore an inviting and healthy smile. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which rest on top of your gums, dental implants are secured under your gum line. The "tooth" placed on an implant looks life-like, because it comes up through the gums just like the original did – it's like growing a new tooth! Implants can substitute for multiple lost teeth. Even people with no teeth can profit from implants, because they can replace their dentures with teeth that don't move when they talk, and don't require taking out at night. Because we administer the entire process from implant placement to crown fabrication, we won't even refer you to another office.
People who wear dentures will lose no time in telling you that having their teeth slip, tilt, or slide while they're eating drives them nuts! They use denture adhesive to prevent their teeth from moving around, but this is a major frustration for them. Utilizing dental implants as the underpinning for your dentures, your teeth will become "locked" into place so they can't shift. Yet they easily snap off for cleaning. Say good bye to messy creams! Ask us if you are a candidate for overdentures.
Do you have dentures because you were informed your bone density was insufficient to support implants? You will be delighted to know of a relatively recent breakthrough called mini implants. Mini implants securely anchor your dentures, eliminating slippage and trapped food, and can often be placed where regular implants can't. They are placed in one visit and are virtually painless. You can look ahead to enjoying your meals the same day you receive the implants.
In addition to conventional implants, we are also delighted to offer our patients All-on-4™ immediate load implants. With this option, you require only four implants, which securely hold permanent dentures in place so they never need to be removed. And the best part is that you can show up in our office with missing or unhealthy teeth and leave from your appointment with beautiful, functioning teeth – all in the same day. The use of four to six strategically positioned implants gives strong support for your new teeth. Immediate load implants can withstand pressure immediately without having to wait for the bone to heal around them.
Previously, when a patient lost teeth through trauma, disease, or extraction and opted to have dental implants, they would generally need to be referred to an oral surgeon. The surgeon would imbed the implants and send the patient back to the regular dentist to have the teeth secured on the implants. In our practice, we can place the immediate load implants and the teeth in a single appointment. And the patient doesn't have to suffer through six months of having an extra space in their mouth.
For some patients, standard dentures or partial dentures are the best option. We can design and fit beautiful-looking dentures that don't slip! This involves designing the denture to fit so well that natural suction keeps it secure. Then you don't have to worry about the foods you're eating or that your denture or partial denture might shift or slip.
Smiles can be improved when teeth are worn down, misshapen, or imbalanced. A crown placed over a damaged tooth not only improves esthetics, it strengthens the tooth. Our crowns are made of the most state-of-the-art materials available. The finished product will seem so natural you'll have trouble being able to distinguish it from an original tooth.
If you have more than one missing tooth, creating a void within your mouth, a bridge may provide the optimal solution for spanning the space. Custom made with the same state-of-the-art materials as our crowns, a bridge is anchored between crowns to cover the gap, returning full function and comfort to your mouth, as well as restoring your smile.
If you have poorly shaped teeth, unattractive gaps, or deep discoloration, our porcelain veneers may be the answer. Veneers are thin, durable sheets of the most modern dental ceramic available. They fit over and are bonded to your natural teeth so that your teeth appear straight and uniform, producing a dazzling smile. We also feature both DURAthin™ veneers and Lumineers™. These are contact-lens thin and super translucent. They are so thin, little to no tooth reduction is required. Often times, you won't even need a shot!
The practice of Graham Family Dental Care is an independent reseller and not affiliated with or sponsored by Den-Mat Holdings/LUMINEERS.
Don't live with broken or missing teeth any longer! Call (520) 327-1205 for a no-obligation consultation today to determine which treatment is right for you.