Seamless dental implants
Don’t let missing teeth prevent you from doing the things you love to do in life. Missing teeth not only make it difficult to chew and talk, but they can also diminish your self-esteem. However, a missing tooth isn’t a permanent problem any longer. At Medico M.D. we provide the very best in dental implants that fit, feel, look, and function like natural teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants use metal posts that are surgically cemented into your jawbone beneath the gums, allowing your dentist to install replacement teeth on top of them. Implants weld to your jawbone so they are sturdy support for artificial teeth.
With our dental implants, you will be able to do all the things you do with your natural teeth, and they will seamlessly integrate with your smile.
That seamless integration is why many of our patients prefer dental implants to dentures or bridges. Rest assured that our dentists will discuss with you the benefits of comfort and function that dental implants provide.
What kind of dental implants does Medico M.D. install?
There are two types of dental implants: endosteal, which is implanted in the bone and subperiosteal, which rests on the bone. Endosteal implants are the most used type and are an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures. With endosteal, the dental implants sit on top of the jaw with the metal frame’s posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis.
Typically, these are used for patients who are unable to wear regular dentures and who have minimal bone height.
Subperiosteal implants have a metal frame that fixes onto the jawbone, just below the gum tissue. As gums heal, the frame becomes attached to the jawbone. Posts attached to the frame stick out through the gums. Just like with endosteal implants, the artificial teeth are then installed on the posts.
How do I care for my implants?
Much the same as you would with your normal teeth. You will want to brush and floss twice a day to prevent food, plaque, and bacteria buildup.
If you smoke, please do your best to quit or reduce it. Smoking can lead to deteriorated oral health and will weaken the bone structure and may prevent us from undergoing oral surgery to install the posts.
You will also want to keep up to date with regular visits to your dentist. We recommend visiting our offices every six months. Lastly, avoid hard foods to prevent fracturing crowns and teeth.