When age, illness, injury, or another event results in tooth loss, it can be difficult to feel secure in the health and appearance of your teeth. If you are burdened by missing or broken teeth, dental implants can bring function—and confidence—back to your smile.
At Tower Dental, our state-of-the-art restorations replace one or more teeth for a bright, complete smile you’ll be proud of.
Skilled Tooth Restoration
We utilize holistic dentistry practices to keep your teeth strong and healthy. Our skilled team works together with you to revive and improve your natural smile with the latest in professional dental restoration.
Healthy, Seamless Smiles
Missing and broken teeth are not only uncomfortable, but they also impact your health and quality of life. Dental implants provide an answer to several problematic dental issues, including
- Problems with chewing and eating.
- Speech issues.
- Bite problems.
- Jaw misalignment.
- Smile insecurity.
Our dental implants are a safe and natural-looking way to revitalize and heal your teeth from gum to crown. Ready to restore your smile? Contact Tower Dental to get started with a consultation today.
Get Rid of Dental Discomfort
Tooth loss is an unpleasant experience and can compromise your dental health in considerable ways. If one or more teeth are missing, you may experience:
- Increased Risk of Infection and Disease: When a tooth falls out, it leaves behind an open pit in your gums. The pocket becomes vulnerable to bacteria, which can result in infections, inflammation, and even additional tooth loss.
- Problems With Tooth and Jaw Placement: Neighboring teeth often begin to shift and fill empty spaces in your mouth, causing crookedness or crowding. A missing tooth can also create an off-bite in your jaw and result in significant jaw strain and weakness.
- Irritation and Pain: Bite imbalances, if left unchecked, can lead to chronic pain and increased pressure on your jaw, facial muscles, and remaining teeth. Should an infection occur in your gums, you may also experience unwanted pain and swelling in oral soft tissues.
- Insecurity and Embarrassment: A missing tooth can cause some people to shy away from laughing, smiling, speaking, or otherwise showing their teeth around others. This insecurity can make it difficult to relax and enjoy yourself in social settings.
Dental implants can prevent these and other substantial health issues from developing or worsening, so you can enjoy a healthy, balanced bite, free from troublesome issues.
Quality Replacements for Missing Teeth
Whether missing teeth have you hiding your smile or struggling with daily irritation, our experienced, accomodating dental team can help you recover your smile.
Implants are an excellent option for patients missing either a single tooth or multiple teeth. This procedure preserves your facial structure and completes your smile with sturdy implants that blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Dental implants add strength to your smile, whether you replace a single broken tooth or use your custom-fitted implants to hold dentures and dental bridges in place.
High-Tech Implants and Procedures
The prevalence of dental implants is on the rise as they become increasingly reliable and affordable for patients. Our dental team uses the latest implant technology for the most natural, durable, and appealing results possible. We work with trusted oral surgeons to accomplish the smile you’ve always wanted.
Our team at Tower Dental is passionate about providing exceptional, advanced dental care for our dental implant patients, and we work to rejuvenate your dental health and self-confidence with every restoration procedure.
Tower Dental | Experienced Dentists, Welcoming Staff
With decades of combined experience, Dr. Tyler Radkey and Dr. Downing Moua use extensive expertise and customized procedures for every one of our implant patients.
Visiting the dentist is nerve-wracking for many people. If you’re a candidate for dental implants, the Tower Dental team’s approach prioritizes your concerns and considerations above all else. From your first call to your final follow-up appointments, we strive to help each patient feel comfortable and well-informed through every stage of the process.
Dental implant treatments begin with a consultation to examine your current smile. We will assess your dental health, your facial structure, and your dental history.
Our team will then make recommendations based on your current health and dental goals, working with you to develop an implant treatment and connect you to a surgical specialist that will support your ideal outcome.
We believe in an excellent dental experience, which is why we strive to create a warm and refined environment for our patients in addition to exceptional dental care.
During your appointment, we provide patient amenities at request, such as
- Hot towels.
- Neck pillows.
- Sedation benefits.
- And more.
We established our dental practice with a supportive, holistic atmosphere in mind. Take the first steps to discover upscale, professional dental care. Call our office to book an appointment with our team today.
Dental Implants: What You Need to Know
Dental implant procedures are customized to each patient, and surgical procedures are performed by trusted local associates. Your specific needs will determine the level of complexity in the process. Whatever your circumstances, your procedure will follow the following steps, regardless of how many implants you have placed.
In your first appointment, we will assess your candidacy for dental restoration. Our dentists will perform an exam to evaluate your dental health and may perform some minor dental procedures and tests on your gums, teeth, and jawbone to rule out any major concerns.
The surgical team will ready your teeth, gums, and jaw for implants. Should you require it, they may perform a bone graft or another procedure to get your mouth and jaw ready to hold an implant. In some cases, additional tooth removal is necessary before implants can be placed.
Using information from your exam, as well as additional x-rays and digital scans, our surgical associates will determine the scope of your treatment. Meanwhile, our team can work with you to explain your options, make recommendations and referrals, and help you feel like you’re on the right course moving forward.
On the day of the procedure, your surgical team will help you feel as relaxed as possible as the specialist surgically places the titanium implant post. Don’t worry, with the help of anesthesia, you’ll be comfortable and relaxed the whole time. When the procedure is complete, we can provide guidance and support through your healing process.
It takes time for your jaw to bond with the implant during a healing process called osseointegration. After the implant has become part of your jaw, Tower Dental will place a connecting abutment that will allow us to attach a new crown to the implant. These implants are custom-made to match the rest of your natural teeth.
Your Dental Implant Options
Dental implants come in many shapes and sizes. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth in one gap, or even a full set of teeth by using the implant posts to stabilize dentures and crown bridges.
- Single Dental Implant: This option is intended to replace only a single tooth. The implant consists of a titanium post, abutment, and implant crown. When placed in the jaw, the post acts as a tooth root. The abutment then connects the crown to the post to restore the tooth.
- Implant-Supported Partial Dentures: If you have several missing teeth in a single gap, you can opt for an implant-supported partial denture. This option typically uses two implants, one on either side of the gap, with crowns and artificial teeth forming a connected bridge to fill in the missing spaces.
- Implant-Supported Full Dentures: An option for those who are missing many teeth, this method places 4–6 implants per denture arch to replace a whole row of teeth. The implant-supported dentures look like typical dentures but are placed on dental implants for stability and permanence.
Caring for Dental Implants
Proper care of your dental implants will help them last for years. Traditional dental hygiene practices are essential and usually enough to keep your dental implants at their best, but to keep them in excellent condition and prevent infection near the implant site, you can take the following extra steps.
- Clean the implant using a soft-bristled brush and gentle toothpaste at least twice a day, focusing on the inside, outside, and chewing sides of each crown.
- Floss and use an interdental brush for in-between or hard-to-reach places. Make sure to use unwaxed or implant-friendly floss.
- Perform regular inspections of the implant site, crowns, bridges, and dentures to keep them in excellent condition and make sure they are free from wear or buildup.
With the right care efforts, you can keep your implants healthy and clean, preserving your smile and reducing the risk of rejection or implant loss.
Dental Implant FAQs
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The total cost of your implants will depend on the implant type, what preparation work is necessary, and how many implants you have placed. At your first consultation, we will work with you to determine the ideal treatment option for you and your smile.
Our goal is to provide first-rate dental care for all of our patients. We provide cost estimations for dental restorations, as well as specialist suggestions for the surgical portion of your procedure. Contact our office to discover your payment options, including finance plans, credit options, and insurance benefits.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
Dental implant procedures are performed under either general or local anesthesia that numbs your mouth completely. Patients do not experience pain during placement, and often experience only mild pain when the anesthetic wears off.
After the procedure, you may experience some pain, swelling, and soreness. Medication, rest, cold compresses, and special diets filled with soft, easy-to-eat foods can reduce discomfort in the days following surgery. When healing is complete, healthy dental implants are not painful.
Do Dental Implants Last Forever?
With proper care, dental implants can last for years. Crowns are rated for a lifespan of 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced, while titanium posts can last for 25 years or more.
Just as with your natural teeth, good dental practices can preserve your implants for longer. Avoid stain-causing foods and abrasive substances and toothpastes, and chewing on hard foods or objects, including ice, to maximize their longevity.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are ideal for those with one or more missing teeth, but certain health conditions can disqualify you from treatment. As well, you may need special considerations or alternative treatment solutions if you fall under certain categories. This includes
- People with low jawbone density.
- Those with diabetes.
- Patients with heart disease.
- Patients with poor oral health or chronic dental conditions.
Our team can evaluate your oral health and general wellness to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants. If cleared for the procedure, we can plan for any pre-surgical procedures to keep your implants healthy for years to come.
How Should I Prepare for Dental Implants?
If you’re ready to pursue dental implants, there are steps you can take to get ready for the procedure ahead.
- Consider the status of your oral health. A thorough dental exam will uncover any issues you have with the health of your teeth, gums, existing dental work, and general dental well-being.
- Schedule a consultation to determine candidacy and plan any pre-surgery procedures. Look at your calendar to determine the right surgery dates, as you’ll need some downtime after surgery to rest and heal.
- Prepare for surgery by fasting for at least 12 hours before the procedure and get set up with adequate aftercare you heal. Stock your home with soft foods, arrange time off from work, and establish a place to rest.
What Is Involved in Dental Implant Aftercare?
After surgery, you will need to take special care of yourself and your new implants. Aftercare includes:
- Medication | To reduce discomfort and swelling, both over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers may be recommended by your surgical team.
- Ice or Cold Compresses | Cold can reduce pain and swelling, and should be applied for 15 minutes and then left off for the same duration.
- Soft Foods | After surgery, stick to liquids and soft foods, such as mashed potatoes, soups, and smoothies.
- Rest | Avoid exercise for several days after the procedure, and work with your care team to ease back into activity at a gentle pace.
After your implants have healed, comprehensive oral hygiene practices will help your crowns remain healthy, sturdy, and in good shape for as long as possible.
Ready to Schedule Your Dental Implant Appointment?
Implant procedures address both aesthetic and dental health concerns, effectively improving both the form and function of your teeth.
Tower Dental strives to preserve and transform your smile with advanced dental technology and upscale treatment solutions. We take pride in our expertise and patient-centered methods to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Standing For Excellence
Our team is dedicated to all aspects of our patients’ health. We believe in providing exceptional implant care in a welcoming environment, so you can walk away with a healthier, happier smile.
Contact Our Office Today to Schedule Your Appointment
Find out if you’re a good candidate to start the dental implant process with Tower Dental. Give us a call to schedule your first consultation with our qualified dental team.