When dental implants were invented, they led to incredible improvement in teeth replacements.
With implants, dentists could now replace the crowns and the roots of missing teeth. This made replacement teeth function more like real teeth.
Getting dental implants can be life-changing in the best kind of way … as long as you could get them, that is. A patient with a shrinking jawbone used to have to wait months to recover from a bone graft procedure before he or she could get implants.
Or that patient could visit New Albany Implants, where he or she could experience Dr. Ron Receveur’s One-Day Smile Solution™. It is possible for most patients with missing teeth to have implants placed and dentures or a dental bridge attached in a single visit to our dentist office in New Albany, IN.
Why You Want Dental Implants
Missing teeth can make people feel self-conscious, and most people would prefer to fill the empty space in their mouths as soon as possible.
Losing teeth doesn’t just affect your smile, however. When you are missing teeth, eating becomes much more difficult. You might even find that you can’t eat certain foods anymore.
Getting dentures is only a partial fix for these problems. Dentures might give you the appearance of a full set of teeth, but over time, your dentures will be more and more likely to slip out of position.
Dentures will allow you to eat more than you could with a toothless mouth. But it’s not close to eating with a full set of teeth, especially as your dentures become looser with time.
The reason for these problems is that your traditional dentures aren’t connected to your jawbone. When you had teeth, the roots were literally embedded in your jaw. With each bite and chew, you roots stimulated your jaw, which caused it to make new bone tissue. That new tissue keeps your jaw healthy and strong.
Without that stimulation, your jaw does not make new bone tissue. Instead, your jawbone begins to shrink as old tissue is reabsorbed into your body. As the bone gets smaller, this changes the shape of your mouth, which affects how poorly your dentures fit.
By getting dental implants, you can stimulate your jaw again to keep it from shrinking anymore.
Why People Used To Get Bone Grafts
Dental implants can keep your dentures securely in place, and they can restore most of your biting power so you can eat the foods that you want to eat.
Unfortunately, many dentists will tell you that you need a bone graft if you have lost bone tissue in your jaw. A bone graft is essentially a bone tissue transplant.
That means cutting open your gums, placing transplanted tissue next to your existing jawbone, stitching the gums closed, and waiting. It may take several months for your jaw to heal and the bone tissue to grow together before your jaw can hold implants.
And after that, it might be several more months before you are able to support a set of dentures.
How You Can Skip The Bone Graft
If you’ve been told that the only way for you to get dental implants is to first get a bone graft, then you should contact New Albany Implants before you do anything else. Our One-Day Smile Solution™ can save you from months of recovery.
Dr. Receveur learned from Dr. Paulo Malo, the innovator of the All-on-Four® technique. Through his training and experience, Dr. Receveur can do most implant placements without the need for a bone graft procedure.
How your implants are placed make a huge difference. Dr. Receveur has the technology to put your implants right where they need to be to provide you with the maximum benefit from each one.
This is also why we can place temporary teeth replacement on your implants before you leave our office. By avoiding the bone graft your save yourself from the expense of another procedure, additional dental visits, and the time needed to recover.