Don’t Lose Your Lifestyle if You’ve Lost Teeth!
Dental Implants Can Make All the Difference
When teeth are lost, the jaw bones begin to deteriorate. The bones of your jaws need direct stimulation from the tooth’s root to survive. When you lose teeth, the root is no longer there and the bone begins to deteriorate. This is what causes facial sagging and wrinkling. Traditional dentures that merely rest on the gums are not a good solution.
Tooth loss is physically and emotionally devastating, and every patient has his or her own concerns and fears. Dr. Norton will take the time to listen to you, then evaluate the condition of your jaws and recommend a personal solution for you.
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Replacing teeth with dental implants will give you the most natural-looking restoration. They are also the most secure and functional tooth replacement because implants replace the tooth’s root. The stimulation from chewing food reaches the jawbones through the implant, and they maintain their strength and structure, preserving your appearance.
The implants themselves are titanium screws surgically placed into your jaws. A small titanium tip (abutment) is placed on top of the screw, and Dr. Norton places a custom-made crown that is permanently fixed to the abutment. They look, feel, and function like your own teeth!
Not all patients have jaws that can support an implant for every tooth. That used to mean you’d have to wear traditional dentures, which sit on your gums with adhesive. You have to worry about slipping or avoid certain foods, so you don’t loosen the adhesive.
But with implant-supported dentures, your dentures are made to “snap” onto carefully placed implants. You can have as few as two implants per arch! (Although Dr. Norton may recommend additional implants depending on your needs.) Implant-supported dentures will be secure and custom-fit to your mouth. You don’t need adhesive, and you can eat what you like.
Implant dentistry by Dr. Norton is another example of the attention he pays to every patient, evaluating and designing just the right solution and treatment for you. We’re not here to get as many patients in the door and make as much money as possible. We’re here to take care of our patients, one person at a time.