Did you know that more than 30 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in either their upper or lower jaw or both? Missing teeth can cause many problems. Aside from feeling embarrassed or ashamed about the state of their teeth, patients can also develop infections in the spaces left behind by missing teeth. Other teeth can also shift out of place to accommodate these areas where teeth are missing, which can make it difficult for people to eat or speak correctly. Dr. Sista and Dr. Messina are sensitive to the negative effects of missing or broken teeth. Modern dentistry has provided a new way of dealing with missing or broken teeth.
15 million people in the United States have had dental implants put in to replace missing teeth. Their success rate is over 98%. Dental implants bring you as close to growing new teeth as possible. Strategically placed in the existing bone that once supported your natural teeth by a trained, steady hand, you’ll love the strength and functionality of these implants. Modern porcelains offer an incredibly life-like result that may even leave you unaware that they aren’t your natural teeth. An excellent choice for missing one or more teeth, dentures can also be attached to the implants. Unlike conventional dentures, these won’t slip around or come out, and you don’t have to worry with messy adhesives. The sense of stability and confidence you develop with implants will leave you pleasantly surprised.
A custom road map for your full dental implant procedure and plan will guide you along the way to a healthy, beautiful smile. Dr. Sista will call upon the best and latest technology available to help you to full smile restoration. Digital X-Rays, 3D models, photographs, and case guides are extremely valuable in this process, and they all come together to give our patients a smile that they deserve. Dr. Sista will also work alongside highly educated specialists as needed to bring all of the components of your entire case together. But at all times, he is there every step of the way to ensure that your experience is the best that it can be. Nobody ever leaves our office without a smile on their face.
Many patients find that the implant placement is much easier than they anticipated. We offer various types of sedation that may fit your comfort level, so feel free to discuss them with Dr. Sista. A local anesthetic numbs the site, and experienced hands carefully place the implant. The appliance is guided into a precise location through a tiny guide hole, and a cover protects the procedure site while it heals properly.
In some cases, a crown may be inserted at the time of surgery. Cases that involve multiple implants often have more temporary options available so you can smile confidently immediately after your procedure.
Implants can’t hold up to normal bite forces until after the bone has had a chance to firmly attach to the bone. Dr. Sista will guide you in how to manage this initial healing period, and ensure that you’re able to eat and speak normally while still protecting your implants. This period usually lasts around 3-6 months as the implants integrate into your jaw. Most patients experience very mild discomfort after the placement, especially compared to other tooth removal procedures.
Careful Planning Sets A Solid Foundation For A Variety Of Options.
After the initial healing period, crowns or bridges will be custom-made and attached to the implants with small screws or dental cement. Numerous components help Dr. Sista deliver the best result when completing this final stage. It’s the full customization of your case, from your consultation to the final placement of the implants, that makes all the difference. This allows for a full range of services to be considered, from the replacement of just one tooth to the restoration of your entire smile. Regardless of your situation, there’s a solution for you.
One Of Healthcare’s Greatest Values
Despite the numerous health benefits, the cost of dental implant procedures is a very important thing to take into consideration. Compared to the replacement of other hard structures and joints of the body, such as a knee or hip replacement, most services with dental implants can be done at a very small fraction of those costs. And most patients carry on with normal activities right away and can enjoy a lifetime of normal eating habits, bite stability, and cosmetic appearance. We know that the cost of dental implants is an important factor in creating a complete plan that works for you.
The cost of dental implant services involves several critical factors unique to each patient. A fee quoted without careful evaluation doesn’t consider what’s best for your oral health, or complete dental care and comparisons may not account for the difference in the quality of the materials being used, along with the training of the doctor performing this highly technical procedure. Dr. Sista customizes every treatment plan after he has spent time analyzing what would be best for each patient.
One thing is absolutely sure: you will get the highest possible value in modern dentistry. That means you will have years of natural function and a smile that’s not only secure but also makes you proud to show it off. We look forward to discussing how we can partner together for the best solution for you! Contact our office today to find out how dental implants can change your life!