Dr. Kaye specializes in Dental Implant Surgery and Periodontal Treatment. He understands the Power of a Healthy Smile, and how this correlates both emotionally and physically to a healthy body. Whether you are missing teeth, have a gummy smile, or your gum health is deteriorating, we have treatment options personalized just for you. Your gum health is directly related to your overall health. If left untreated, gum disease is strongly linked to stroke, heart disease, and emphysema.
Do you suffer from advanced tooth decay, loose or failing bridgework, or ill-fitting or painful dentures?
Dental implants are the most conservative treatment for replacing missing or unsaveable teeth. Implant supported teeth appear natural, and life-like. Say goodbye to sore spots and Polygrip. Dental implants not only can improve your SMILE, but they can also restore your ability to eat fresh, healthy food. Old-style caps and bridgework require the cutting down and damaging of healthy, natural teeth that will never grow back. Implant-supported teeth function like your own and never get cavities. Your confidence can be restored without the discomfort associated with traditional dentures, partials or bridges.
A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture in place. Dental Implants are an ideal option for people who are in good general oral health and have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Dental Implant-supported teeth look and feel so natural that you may forget that you ever lost a tooth. Dental Implants can last for decades, if not potentially for a lifetime.
The advantages of Dental Implants include:
- Preserving adjacent teeth that would otherwise have to be cut down and consequently damaged while being prepared for traditional crowns and bridgework ("Caps")
- Freedom from wearing traditional removable partial dentures "Partials", which can be damaging to natural teeth and gums. (No more "teeth in a glass")
- Preservation of jaw bone structure, which usually shrinks after loss of natural teeth.
Dental Implants can:
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
- Support crown and bridge without involving natural teeth, and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
If you are missing or are about to loose a tooth, a Dental Implant can spare you from having to have adjacent teeth cut down for the fabrication of a traditional 3 unit bridge. A Dental Implant crown keeps your teeth from shifting and can help prevent shrinkage of bone in your jaw.
Multiple Missing Teeth
Dental Implant-supported teeth are a perfect long-term solution for the replacement of multiple missing teeth. Dental Implant restorations are unlike older dental treatments such as removable partial dentures or fixed bridgework (caps) involving natural teeth. Dental Implants do not decay, nor does their placement involve the cutting down of natural teeth. Natural bone in this area is preserved.
Full Arch Implants
If you have lost or are about to lose all of your remaining teeth, dental implants can provide a secure foundation for either fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental Implants can often be an excellent long term solution for patients who suffer with loose, ill fitting, or painful traditional dentures. Properly fitting teeth are essential for chewing foods which are part of a healthy diet.