Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium cylinders which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for your new teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental / radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Kachele. It is customary in our Practice to provide a Complementary Exam or Free Second Opinion for those who are serious about seeking treatment with us. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are round screw shaped cylinders which are surgically placed into the jawbone and become permanently fixed into the jaw acting as a replacement for roots of missing teeth. The implants are made of titanium alloys much like the knee and hip replacements used today and the success rate exceeds and average of 95% in the hands of a skilled surgical and restorative doctor(s). Small posts called abutments are then attached to the implant cylinder or implant body, which protrude through the gums which provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For some patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Kachele can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. For those who are not a candidate for Same Day Implants, the entire procedure usually takes from three to eight months, depending on the needs of the patient. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Same Day Implants
Dr. Kachele has been involved with placing and restoring Dental Implants for 30 years. He feels privileged to have been a part of the evolution and advancement where he has placed thousands of successful implants during that time. By keeping up with the continued study, research, and application of these advancements, and with investing in the latest technology on a continual basis over the years, he is proud to be able to offer Same Day Implants “Teeth in a Day” for those who are candidates. Dr. Kachele offers complimentary exams and free second opinions for those who are considering implants.
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