Sedation Dentistry For Dental Implants
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Dental implants help to create beautiful smiles! For decades, dental implants have provided a solution for missing teeth and an alternative to dentures. And with each additional passing year, implant techniques and materials have improved!
What is a dental implant? Essentially, it’s a post that we surgically place into your jawbone. Once the area has healed, we then place a crown, bridge, or partial denture onto the post(s), and it then becomes a permanent fixture. Once they’re successfully placed, dental implants look and function much like your natural teeth!
Dental Implants vs. Dentures (Full or Partial Dentures)
Many people who, in the past, would have had to resort to dentures at an early or advanced age can now consider dental implants instead. Dental implants function considerably better than dentures, and they can also be used to shore up partial or complete dentures for a more durable, secure alternative.
Dental Implants vs. Bridges
If you have a missing tooth or a compromised tooth, you have the option of a dental implant or a bridge. In most cases, a dental implant is the better option, because it only affects a single tooth; whereas, to place a bridge, we have to put crowns on your two adjacent teeth to create the three-part bridge.
Dental Implants vs. Gaps In Your Smile
When you lose a tooth – whether it’s due to injury, illness, or decay – the worst thing you can do is leave a gaping hole. Leaving a hole for a long period of time can cause your surrounding teeth to “collapse,” which could permanently affect your bite.
Because the dental implant procedure can be complex, many people prefer to have sedation during their treatment. We offer all three types of sedation dentistry:
•conscious sedation (also known as “oral sedation”)
•nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”)
We usually find that dental insurance plans cover part of the cost of dental implant procedures, and we accept most types of dental insurance.
If you should have further questions about the dental implant procedure or sedation, or to schedule a free dental consultation, please call or send an e-mail to the dental office near you: