Implants? Crowns? Veneers? Invisible braces? As dental technology and services have expanded in the Reno area, so has the vocabulary. Dentistry has advanced to provide many new solutions that address almost every possible dental problem.
Dr. Shane Sykes, considered one of the best dentists in Nevada, has proficiency with cosmetic and ideal restorative care.
In the past, if a patient in Reno had a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth, Nevada dentists regularly suggested dental bridges or dentures, because they were the best options at the time. These days, industry-leading dental implants have proven to be superior to dental bridges for most Sparks patients. They can also replace dentures or anchor dentures for some patients.
A tooth implant provides many critical advantages over a dental bridge or dentures:
Longevity – Dental implants are heavy-duty and permanent, meaning with proper care they can last ten years or more.
Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. If the original tooth had aesthetic problems, these can typically be corrected with the implant crown.
Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing for normal eating and speaking.
Convenience – Unlike dentures, no adhesives, rinsing, or removal is required.
Independent – Like the missing tooth, the dental implant is treated individually. No damaging of adjacent teeth is required, as with dental bridges. This independence allows nearby teeth to remain intact. Cleaning is easier than with most dental bridges which can require the threading of floss under and around the artificial tooth.
Let’s review the tooth implant method:
If you are interested in getting a tooth implant, call The Reno Dentist at 775-323-0700 to schedule a tooth implant consultation. Dr. Sykes practices in the greater Sparks area from The Reno Dentist in Reno. Dr. Sykes will carry out an exam, take x-rays and go over them with you. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, the process will begin.
Plaster dental impressions of both upper and lower plates will be taken. Dr. Sykes will correctly place the titanium implant, which looks like a dark screw, into the bone of your jaw. Over the next couple of months, the bone and implant will bond together to form a new root for your new tooth.
After the required time has passed for bonding of the bone and implant, an extension (called an abutment) is placed on top of the initial implant post. This post extension is then capped with a temporary tooth. Meanwhile, the team of professionals at our lab will tailor your new, permanent crown.
Dr. Sykes will then put the attractive permanent crown on top of the full post. This tooth will match your other teeth to create an extraordinary new smile. You will find that the comfort is the same as your natural teeth, to the point that you may even forget which tooth is the implant. The upkeep is the same, with brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups required.
If you want to know if a tooth implant is right for you or desire specifics about smile redesigns, call The Reno Dentist for more specifics. We look forward to meeting you!
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