Dental Implants – Denison, IA
Renew Your Smile
For a Lifetime
What makes a tree strong enough to stand up to the wind and ensures it doesn’t fall down during a storm? The roots, right? Your teeth rely on their roots for their stability as well, but when they go missing, most replacements only bring back the top crown that you can see. As a result, common solutions like dentures and bridges are less stable and wear down more quickly than natural teeth. Dental implants, however, solve this problem, creating new teeth that not only look fantastic, but can be trusted to remain in place for decades to come. To learn more about how Dr. Bygness can use dental implants in Denison, IA to close the gaps in your smile for good, contact us today.
Why Choose 32 & You for Dental Implants?
- Able to Bring Back Any Number of Teeth for a Lifetime
- Trusted by Denison Families Since 1997
- Personalized Treatment Plans Designed to be Comfortable
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is essentially a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium. A small post is placed directly into the jaw in the space left by a tooth, and there, it actually bonds with the surrounding bone to create an extremely firm hold. Then, this root is topped with a restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, and the two are connected using a small screw called an abutment. Once in place, a patient won’t be able to tell the difference between their regular and implanted teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Premier Stability: Dental implants never move out of place and allow a patient to eat all kinds of foods with confidence.
- Longevity: A dental implant can be expected to last anywhere from 30 years to life (by comparison, regular bridges and dentures last about 10 years at the most).
- Jaw Preservation: The jawbone naturally starts to shrink after tooth loss due to the absence of support from the roots, but dental implants fix this. This helps a patient preserve their facial shape and enjoy a more youthful appearance over time.
- Easy Maintenance: All a patient has to do is brush and floss their teeth like normal to keep implants looking and functioning like new.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
No matter how many teeth you might be missing, dental implants can be used to bring them back. From single gaps to entire smiles, Dr. Bygness can design a treatment plan ideally suited to meet your specific needs.
Missing One Tooth
An implant root is placed into the jawbone between two healthy teeth and topped with a dental crown. The neighboring teeth don’t have to be reshaped at all to accommodate the prosthetic, and the crown itself can be shaded to perfectly match the rest of the smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Rather than using individual implants to bring back multiple teeth, a small number of posts can be used to attach a bridge or partial denture to the jawbone. This gives these prosthetics much more strength and stability compared to traditional removable ones.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Tired of your denture moving whenever you speak or eat? Just four to six implants can be used to anchor a full denture to your jawbone and give you a set of teeth you never have to worry about again. Implant dentures are smaller and fit more comfortably than removable ones, but they also allow for a much stronger bite.
Partners with the Best in Crawford County
When you choose to get dental implants with us, Dr. Bygness will refer you to one of the top oral surgeons in Crawford County to surgically place your implant roots. This will ensure that your new smile has a strong foundation, and you’ll enjoy a comfortable treatment as well. Once your mouth has healed, you’ll return to Dr. Bygness so he can attach your replacement teeth to your implants. From there, your smile will be ready for the world!
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
To make dental implants as effective as possible, Dr. Bygness puts a lot of effort into personalizing his treatment plans. Because of this, factors like how many teeth a person is replacing, where they are located in the mouth, and what kind of restoration will be used can all influence the final price and make it different from patient to patient. In the long-run, dental implants have been shown to be the most budget-friendly replacement option because they last so long and are usually a one-time cost for patients (as opposed to other treatments that need to be periodically updated).
Dental Implant FAQs
We understand that dental implants can be a complex and confusing process when you’re only learning about them for the first time. If you’re in need of tooth replacement and have other questions you’d like to address, we encourage you to call our office to set up an implant consultation or take a look at our most commonly asked questions below for more information. We look forward to helping you find a tooth replacement solution that fits your needs.
Am I eligible for dental implants?
More people are eligible for dental implants than ever before, but there are certain factors to keep in mind. For example, you should have good oral health before beginning treatment, especially good gum health. This ensures the healing process goes as planned. Furthermore, it’s important that you have sufficient bone volume so the implant posts can properly adhere to your jaw. During your consultation, we’ll confirm if you are eligible first so that you can have confidence in your surgery moving forward.
Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are completely safe when placed by a professional. At 32 & U, we always partner with trusted implant specialists to ensure your implant treatment is a success. In fact, the average success rate for dental implants falls between 95 and 98 percent. As long as you follow all essential instructions for your aftercare (as in, the period immediately following your implant surgery), you can expect your dental implants to last for a very long time and remain healthy.
How do I ensure my dental implants last?
While routine maintenance is a must (i.e. brushing, flossing and professional exams and cleanings), it’s very important to practice proper oral care and aftercare right after the implants are placed. For example, at-home oral care is important, but so is avoiding all tobacco products as these are known for increasing the failure rate for dental implants. You should also avoid strenuous exercise and stick to a soft diet, two steps that are standard when it comes to any type of oral surgery.
Can my dental implants fail?
Dental implants have an extremely low failure rate when placed by someone specially trained to perform treatment. With that said, it is possible. However, it’s extremely unlikely because we always make sure to dedicate a large amount of time and energy on the planning process of treatment. This includes several X-rays of your jaw as well as numerous appointments with our implant specialists. Making your surgery predictable is just one of the ways we ensure no complications appear once the big day arrives.
Should dental implants ever feel loose?
No. There is no reason whatsoever why dental implants should feel loose. Dental implants are meant to mimic teeth as closely as possible and natural teeth do not shift out of place or loosen unless there is something wrong. For example, the implant may not have adhered properly with the jaw bone tissue. If this is the case, the implant will likely need to be removed.