Missing Teeth? Why Not ‘Grow’ New Ones?
Dental Implant Benefits
Losing even a single tooth can cause the other teeth to shift and move around, causing a cascade of additional problems. Bone loss immediately begins in the jaw, and eventually your face will change shape into a “sunken,” aged look. Chewing difficulties affect your ability to absorb nutrients from your food, leading to weight loss or even weight gain, due to a poor diet. Your speech can be affected, which can lead to embarrassment. All of these problems can be addressed with dental implants. In the front of the mouth, where they are most visible, and in the back, where they provide stability for chewing, implants can help you recapture a beautiful and healthy smile.
How Dental Implants Work
Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which sit on top of the gums, dental implants are placed under the gums. The ceramic “tooth” placed on an implant appears life-like, because it comes through the gums just like the original did – it’s like growing a new tooth! Implants can be used to replace any number of lost teeth. Even people with no teeth can benefit from implants, because they can replace their dentures with teeth that don’t move around when they talk and don’t need to be taken out at night. Because we handle the entire process from implant placement to crown fabrication, there’s no need to be referred to another office.
Guided Surgery for Improved Results
3-D guided implant surgery combines technologies to allow Dr. Kava to visualize your entire procedure before treatment even begins. He can plan the entire procedure with you in advance, increasing your comfort and decreasing anxiety. Implant placement is fully customized for optimum location, angle, and depth, reducing complication risks and improving both function of the implant and aesthetics of the ceramic restoration. This ensures the best outcomes possible.
Overdentures – No More Messy Denture Adhesives!
People who wear dentures will tell you that the worst part is having their teeth slip, tilt, or slide while they’re eating. They have to use denture adhesive to try to keep their teeth from moving around. This is a major irritant for them. But now, at Dr. Kava’s Sioux City Dental, we offer our denture patients an alternative – overdentures.
With the use of just a few dental implants to support the dentures, your teeth will be “locked” into place so they won’t move. Yet they easily snap off for cleaning. Say goodbye to messy creams! Ask us if you are a candidate for overdentures!
Cone Beam Imaging
Cone beam CT digital imaging technology is like a three-dimensional X-ray that is far more accurate than traditional X-rays, takes much less time, and does all this with much less radiation exposure. The dentist’s ability to clearly see the patient’s anatomy in 3-D leads to much greater accuracy for all dental treatment, especially implant placement and any oral surgeries.