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Missing Teeth Dentures and Dental Implants

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Missing Teeth Dentures and Dental Implants

Posted by Dr. Mark Kujiraoka in Uncategorized 15 Jul 2017

If you have missing teeth, talk to Dr. Mark Kujiraoka about Dental Implants. Even if you already wear dentures, or have been missing teeth for some time, dental implants may be the right solution for you.

According to Mak DDS, people who wear dentures or have missing teeth may be great candidates for dental implants, but the only way to know for sure is to schedule a dental implant consultation with Mak DDS.

When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Kujiraoka, your mouth will be checked to make sure that you are suitable for dental implants. If you have been wearing dentures for years, or have been missing your teeth for some time, Mak DDS and his team of implant dentists may recommend a bone graft.

Bone grafting will build up the area giving you enough bone to support your new dental implants. Bone grafting or bone augmentation takes place before the implant procedure and require four to eight months of healing before the implants can be placed. During that time, you will be fitted with a dental bridge or temporary dentures.

If you have severe decay, damaged teeth, infections, injuries, or gum disease, Dr. Kujiraoka may recommend pulling the damaged teeth, immediately replacing them with dental implants at the same time. However, if you have severe tooth decay or gum disease, Mak DDS may decide to wait a few weeks for the tooth socket to heal before placing the dental implants for missing teeth.

Dental implants will help you enjoy food again and really give you a reason to smile. Dental implants for missing teeth are just as strong, if not stronger, than your natural teeth and can literally last the rest of your life as long as you practice good oral habits such as brushing, flossing, regular checkups and a healthy diet.

If you would like more information regarding dental implants for missing teeth, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kujiraoka and his team of Sacramento Dentists from Mak DDS today.