You’ve probably heard the song, “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.” Normally, it’s sung by a child who has lost some of his or her primary teeth. It’s not necessary as cute when sung by an adult who is missing his or her permanent teeth.
But maybe it will be in the future. Dental implants have changed what is possible in restorative dentistry. In fact, some people are calling implant-supported teeth replacements our third set of teeth.
We know that dental implants have made a difference in the lives of our patients at Advanced Dental. If you are missing teeth, then we welcome and encourage you to make an appointment at our dentist office in Las Cruces, NM.
Dental implants can help you restore more than your smile, whether you are missing a single tooth or every tooth in your mouth.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Harvey Reiter, call 575-680-1037 or contact us online.
Dr. Reiter & Dental Implants
Dr. Reiter graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1966, but his education has never stopped. He wants his patients to have the best dental care that modern dentistry has to offer, which is why he has made continuing education a priority throughout his career.
This included a mini-residency in full-mouth reconstruction. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and dental implants have been a particular interest in his continuing education.
If you come to Advanced Dental for your implant placement, you can count on getting treatment from someone with experience and expertise. You also can count on technology to make your placement as effective as possible.
We offer 3D digital imaging to create a model of your mouth before your implant placement procedure. This allows us to carefully plan the precise location of each implant to give you the maximum benefit from each one.
Dr. Reiter also uses computer-guided placement techniques to carefully control how and where each implant is placed in your jaw.
This means you can feel confident that your dental implant will provide you with decades of use with proper oral care.
To learn more, call 575-680-1037 to set up a meeting with Dr. Reiter. He can show you what we do at our office and answer any questions you may have.
What Dental Implants Can Do
As we noted earlier, dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or a whole mouthful of teeth.
But implants can’t do this on their own. Dental implants replace the roots of your missing teeth. As such, they anchor the other part of your replacement teeth. What kind of replacement will depend on how many teeth are being replaced.
A person missing a single tooth would receive a dental crown. Dental crowns replace the natural crowns of your teeth. When placed on a dental implant, you create a complete tooth replacement.
If you are missing multiple teeth, implants are used to support a dental bridge. Dental bridges are created by bonding dental crowns together. You many need one or more dental implants to secure your bridge depending on the number of teeth being replaced and their location in your mouth.
Last but certainly not least, a series of dental implants can support a set of dentures. The number of implants needed will vary from patient to patient.
From a cosmetic standpoint, implants can serve as the foundation that restores your smile.
Keep reading or make an appointment to learn more about the benefits of getting dental implants as part of your teeth replacements.
The Dental Implant Advantage
Regardless of how many teeth are being replaced, they will be more secure and stable if you get dental implants.
At one time, the only option for replacing a lost tooth was getting a traditional bridge. That meant grinding two other teeth to support the bridge and fill the gap between them.
Thanks to implants, you only need to replace the teeth you are missing. There’s no need to damage healthy teeth to fill the gaps in your smile.
If you or someone you know has traditional dentures, then you know dentures limit what you can eat. Research has shown that people with dentures alone can regain about 25 percent of their original bite force. This makes many foods more difficult or impossible to eat.
Or you could get implant-supported dentures. These can restore 90 percent of your original bite force, which means you can continue eating all the foods that you love.
Call Us Today To Get Your Dental Implants
Dr. Reiter and the rest of our team at Advanced Dental wants you to get the most from your replacement teeth. Dental implants are what make that possible.