At Wince Family Dental Associates, we feel fortunate to live in a wonderful time for restorative dentistry where the loss of natural teeth doesn’t have to mean the end of the world. In fact, your McPherson, KS dentists have the advanced training and technology to surgically place and restore dental implants from the comfort of your dental home.
There’s no need to find a specialist, we can take the very best care of you every step of the way from diagnosis and treatment planning, to surgical placement and restoration, to home care and maintenance. Our team has helped many patients restore their smile, their confidence, and their quality of life with dental implants.
Before we begin to discuss dental implants and their many benefits, we feel it is important for you to understand what can happen when missing teeth are left untreated, and even with traditional restorations that sit on top of the gums.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants can help you regain the ability to eat anything and smile with confidence, knowing your teeth appear natural and that facial support will be preserved.
Implants are titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone grows around the implant, creating a strong foundation for the crown. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. When teeth are extracted, the body does not think the bone is needed so it recedes away, deforming the shape of the jaw. Implants stimulate the bone and keep it at healthy, normal levels.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
There are many benefits in restoring your smile securely with dental implants, and many additional benefits in choosing our team at Wince Family Dental Associates to take the very best care of you every step of the way.
If you feel implants are the choice for you, we will evaluate your bone density and other anatomical landmarks. We may capture a Cone Beam radiograph if more data is required. A cone beam radiograph is basically a CAT scan or a 3D x-ray of your head. With this information, we can decide if you are a good candidate for implants and whether you have enough bone to support an implant.
During these visits, your specific needs and desires will be addressed. Your questions and concerns are important, so our team will work with you very closely to help make sure you are pleased with the outcome. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months.
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as a substitute tooth root. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. When you leave the day of your procedure, you will have a small cylinder (healing cuff) covering the implant to protect it while the bone grows around the implant and anchors it in the jaw. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide a stable anchor for your new tooth or teeth.
The placement of dental implants and the time involved depends on each person’s specific needs. If a tooth needs to be removed first, we will place a bone graft to help hold the shape of the bone until the socket heals. Once the bone heals, your implant will be placed. For roughly four months we will allow the implant to heal and fuse to the bone. Once the fusion has occurred, the final restorations will be fabricated and cemented into place restoring function and aesthetics.
If you’re missing most or all of your natural teeth, or living with ill-fitting dentures that rock and slip, we would love to help you secure your smile, invest in your future, and improve your quality of life with implant supported dentures. Dental implants lock dentures in place for a better fit and function.
Say goodbye to the days of messy denture adhesives, taking them out and soaking them overnight, and worrying about whether they will slip out at any moment. Implant dentures are permanent and secure, allowing you to eat whatever you like, and to clean and maintain them just like natural teeth.
If you have lost all your teeth, unsecured, traditional dentures are a solution which in many cases has limited success. At times painful, inconvenient and unstable, dentures can make chewing foods difficult, which could stop you from eating many of the foods you once enjoyed. However, modern dentistry has solutions to suit a variety of needs. The All-on-4® treatment concept is one such solution.
The All-on-4® treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants. The back implants are placed at an angle, so they can support more teeth with fewer implants. With fewer implants needed, the overall treatment time is reduced.
The unique All-on-4® solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. The All-on-4® Teeth in a Day system allows us to place implants and secure a full denture the same day, so you don’t have to go several months without teeth, like with traditional implant placement.
If you have any questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a visit with your McPherson implant dentist, Dr. Wince and Dr. Jeffers-Jader at Wince Family Dental Associates, give us a call today or schedule a visit online! Serving our friends, family and neighbors in McPherson, Wichita, Salina, Newton, Hutchinson, and beyond.