Dental Implants from Dr. Ignatowicz
In 1965, the same year The Sound of Music was released, and the Beatles played at Shea Stadium, the first person in America was fitted with dental implants. Since then, millions of people have received dental implants with improvements made year after year, until implants have become amazingly natural-looking, comfortable, safe and secure. Countless satisfied people continue to prove this fact, by boasting about this best-decision-ever in their life.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace a tooth’s roots, providing a firm base for permanent, or removable, teeth. Having healthy gums is necessary to hold the implants, which is why a full dental and general health evaluation must be conducted first.
Implants Can Boost Confidence and Self-esteem
The number of people desiring to improve their look through dental implants continues to grow, thanks to caring and exacting dentists like Joshua Ignatowicz, DMD. His expertise has helped countless people improve their confidence and self-esteem by providing them with a new and exciting million-dollar smile. Equally as satisfying is the stronger bite that comes with this fantastic treatment.
The Benefits of Implants
There are many more benefits to choosing a dental implant. For instance, an implant:
- does not require the use of adhesives to stay in place
- does not slip or make noise when you chew
- does not decay or develop cavities
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care (see below), implants can last a lifetime.
Good Candidates for Implants
Typically, heavy smokers, those with uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, steroid therapy, bone infections, as well as those who have had radiation therapy, in the head or neck area, need to be evaluated to see if implants are their best option.
To be a candidate for dental implants, you must have:
- You have one or more missing teeth
- You have healthy bone and gum tissue
- You are unable to wear a traditional denture or bridge
Following the determination that you are a good candidate, the surgical procedure appointment is made. During this procedure, titanium rods are set within your jaw bones. This rod becomes the root of the new artificial tooth to be set in place.
What to Expect After the Procedure
After your dental implant procedure, you can return to eating your favorite foods, which is not the case after a root canal procedure or the placement of a temporary crown. Your jaw will heal, and new bone will grow, helping to keep the implant permanently in place. You can then brush and floss around your new dental implants just as you have always done for the rest of your natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Following are many of the benefits people find when they receive their new smile:
- better look
- more effective bite
- clearer speech
- more comfortable
- greater self-esteem
- improved oral health
- stronger teeth
Dental implants can replace as many or as little teeth as you need, without affecting your other teeth. And, once they are placed, they provide the same stability as the teeth you are used to.
Type of Dentists Who Specializes in Dental Implants
Any licensed dentist can perform dental implants, however, since placing implants involves a surgical procedure involving the jawbone, specialist in this procedure, like Dr. Joshua Ignatowicz, provide the highest opportunity for the best outcome.
Call the office of Dr. Joshua Ignatowicz, at (702)473-5100, and get started today on having the best smile you’ve always wanted.