Dr. Stephen A. Price


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Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dr. Price says that it is very common to see patients in his Burke clinic asking for a permanent solution to restoring their full dentures.  According to him, dental implants are the most recommended for cases such as this.  A dental implant involves putting in an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed in the jawbone beneath the gums.  This will function as an anchor to an artificial replacement tooth or a bridge.  This provides a very sturdy foundation for the dental implants. Despite advancement and awareness on dental health, it is still very common to see patients suffering from tooth loss because of tooth and gum problems.

What are the types of Dental Implants and how are they attached?

Dental implants require oral surgery and Dr. Price stresses that it is important for him and his Burke team to have a well thought-out treatment plan for each patient before any procedure is done.

Endosteal or implants in the bone are the most common type of dental implants.  This is used as an alternative for patients with removable dentures or bridges.  The dentist surgically implants screws, cylinders, or blades to the jawbone to hold one or more prosthetic teeth.  Once the surrounding gum tissues on these implants have healed, your dentist will schedule another appointment to connect posts to the implant where the bridge or denture will be attached.

What are the benefits of getting Dental Implants?

Although there are involved risks to getting dental implants, having it done has some big advantages. Dental implants look and function like your natural teeth; they contribute to the improvement of your appearance.  When done properly, it can also improve your speech and eliminate slurring caused by the absence of teeth.  Patients come back happy reporting that eating is no longer a painful feat.  It will give back your self-confidence and improve your way of living. Also, dental implants are permanent because they fuse with the jawbone over time.  If proper attention is given, dental implants can last for as long as a lifetime.



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