ORAL IMPLANTS Are They Right For You?

                                                                        THE PROBLEM

More than 40 million Americans over the age of 55 have lost all or some of their teeth.  As Americans live longer, more active lives, many of these people face up to 30 or 40 years of toothlessness, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Tooth loss results in an inevitable shrinkage of gums and jawbones which can lead to pain from ill-fitting dentures, decreased chewing function, subtle malnutrition, social withdrawal and emotional distress.  Dentures place constant pressure on the jawbones, thereby accelerating shrinkage and causing dentures to fit poorly because they no longer have a solid foundation on which to rest securely and comfortably.

                                                                        THE SOLUTION

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are providing a more permanent 

solution to toothlessness with oral implants.

Oral Implants are permanent tooth root substitutes which are surgically placed in the jawbone and act as anchors to stabilize artificial teeth. The result is improved function, without the pain, frustration or other problems associated with conventional dentures and a restored self confidence. 

SELF TEST

  • Have you lost one or more teeth?
  • Do you feel differently about yourself because you have lost one or more teeth?
  • Do your dentures fit poorly?
  • Do you avoid smiling because you wear dentures?
  • Do you avoid eating out because you worry about your denture slipping and/or falling out?
  • Does food lodge beneath your dentures and pinch your gums?
  • Have your dentures affected your speech?
  • Do you have continuous sore spots?
  • Do you have pain in the jaw, chin or lips when biting or chewing with dentures?
  • Have you had to change your diet since you lost your teeth?
  • Are you using more denture adhesive with less effective results?
  • Have you noticed changes in your facial appearance since you began wearing dentures?
  • Are you less confident among others because you wear dentures?
  • Are you interested in exploring options    other than dentures?
  • Are you generally in good health?
  • Are you able to maintain proper oral hygiene?

If you answered yes to more than five of these questions you 

may be a good candidate of oral implants.

Not everyone who is missing teeth is a good candidate for oral implants.  Implants are not recommended for persons prone to infection or for people who are unable to maintain stringent oral hygiene.  Additionally, implants may not be appropriate for children or teenagers whose bones have not fully matured.

We will discuss with you which implant system is best for you. 

We will not substitute generic implants without your consent.

 

 

NO SURGICAL PROCEDURE IS SIMPLE. 

IT IS THE SURGEON THAT MAKES YOU FEEL THAT WAY.




JEFFREY A. KIMELMAN, DMD PC                                                             

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