Randy's Implant Reflections

Randy’s Implant Reflections:

Why would you consider having an implant?

Do you have a missing tooth and don’t like the space that has replaced it?

Do you have a spot that food gets stuck no matter what you do?

Has anyone ever told you that acid is eating away your teeth?

Do you have discomfort when chewing or can’t chew on one side because of missing teeth?

Do you have a flipper partial (a one tooth partial to fill in a space) that keeps breaking, moves, has clasps that bother or is just too bulky?

Do you have a denture that moves too much, is too bulky or your gums get irritated? 

Are you considering dentures in the future?

Implants are great solutions for all of these issues.  Implants don’t decay and don’t erode due to excess acid from your diet or chemistry.  Implants are the closest option for “getting back to normal”.  When considering tooth replacement, they are the most like natural teeth of any of the options available.  One benefit of implants is that you do not need to alter any neighboring teeth.

Implants can give you back your smile!  They can provide a more comfortable chewing option.  If you are routinely bothered by intestinal discomfort or acid reflux, think about if you are able to thoroughly chew your food.  If not, talk to Dr. Randy about options.

Implant supported dentures and partials are a terrific way to assist you in getting back to your way of life.  Implant supported dentures are typically less bulky, more secure and don’t irritate the gums like traditional dentures can.

Implants are a good option for most people, and are normally placed when the tissue is done growing.  They can be placed as young as 15 years old, but most often recommended for females to wait until age 18 and males to age 21 or later.  Dr. Randy has been restoring implants (placing the crowns) for over 10 years and has been placing implants (including placing the implant cylinder) for a year.  He looks forward to participating in additional courses dealing with more complex cases over the next year.

Like all dental work, implant success depends on what you do.  You still have to keep your teeth clean, have regular checkups and come in for regular appointments with your hygienist.

Some insurance plans do provide coverage, some do not.  We invite you to work with our team of Treatment Coordinators to determine what insurance might help with.

Randy Thivierge