Dental Implants Homer Alaska
Dr. Nelson is an expert in providing all phases of surgical and restorative dental implant care in-office from start to finish and has been involved with dental implant rehabilitation for nearly twenty years.
Dr. Nelson’s additional extensive training has made his Homer, Alaska office one of the very few in the world to be classified as a Nobel Biocare Aesthetic Practice.
Rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. 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 their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved. Dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than thirty-five years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.
In our Homer, Alaska office, Dr. Nelson is an expert in providing all phases of surgical and restorative dental implant care in-office from start to finish and has been involved with dental implant rehabilitation for nearly twenty years. Dr. Nelson’s additional extensive training in the placement of dental implants using the Branemark model through the Perio Institute has made his office one of the very few in the world to be classified as a Nobel Biocare Aesthetic Practice.
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 this consultation visit, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by your doctor. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants restore the strength to your bite and the beauty to your smile. Missing teeth not only take away from the attractiveness of your smile — they can trigger bone loss and the shifting of your remaining teeth, leading to further problems. The placement of dental implants helps our patients avoid these problems, providing increased structural support and function. Additionally, the dental implant restoration used at our practice are custom-fabricated to complement your surrounding features to provide the most natural-looking results possible. You may want to combine your dental implants treatment with a teeth-whitening procedure or other comprehensive dentistry treatment plan to maximize the beauty of your smile.
If you are considering dental implants to inprove your smile please contact our office today to see how we can help you get back your smile.
The Dental Implants Procedure
Dental implants are fixed to your jaw using a titanium alloy anchor that integrates with the bone and gums. Placed atop this strong foundation is a custom-made artificial tooth with the strength and looks of your lost tooth or teeth. Properly crafted and installed dental implants can last for decades and are indistinguishable from natural teeth. They literally become part of your jaw. You and your family will forget you ever had a gap in your smile! Unlike dentures, dental implants require no special maintenance; and unlike bridges, the risk of breaking dental implants is very low.
The dental implants procedure is generally a three-step process. First, Dr. Nelson will surgically place the titanium dental implant. After the surgery, you may experience some swelling or tenderness in the jaw or gums for a few days; Dr. Nelson can prescribe medication to alleviate any discomfort. The gums and bone will then begin to grow around the anchor of the dental implants. This growth will continue for three to six months. Eventually, the anchor will be held in place permanently by the bone.
With some types of dental implants, a second step is necessary. A second procedure is performed to attach a post to each anchor. The posts hold the replacement teeth. With other types of dental implants, the post and anchor are one unit and can be placed in the mouth at the same time.
After several weeks have passed to allow the bone and gums to heal sufficiently, the final step of the dental implants procedure is performed. The replacement tooth or teeth ("crowns") are made and then fitted to the titanium post. Several fittings may be required to get the fit exactly right and perfectly comfortable, so this step can take one or two months to complete. Dr. Nelson will cap your implant with a porcelain dental crown, which resembles a natural tooth in its ability to capture and reflect light. Dr. Nelson has years of experience in designing and creating customized smiles, and will closely match your crown in size, shape and color to the rest of your teeth. Dr. Nelson will complete the process from start to finish for you. There is no need to go back and forth between specialists!
If you have lost one or more teeth, it's imperative that you look into solutions such as dental implants right away. Time is of the essence when replacing missing teeth because your remaining teeth can shift to fill the gap, and unnatural gaps make dental hygiene difficult to maintain. Dental implants are often your best option for replacing missing teeth. Excellent alternatives to dental implants are bridges and dentures. For more information about dental implants, or to schedule a consultation, contact our aesthetic and restorative dentistry practice today.
Find Out More about Dental Implants
You can learn more about dental implants when you call or email NDI Dental Care to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nelson. He will give you a full explanation of the benefits of dental implants, and he'll be able to tell you whether dental implants are right for you.
The patients who have received dental implants at Dr. Nelson's NDI Dental Care office have found them to be an ideal solution for gaps in their smile caused by lost teeth. The dental implants that Dr. Nelson provides to his patients are extremely strong, permanent, and natural-looking replacements for teeth that are missing due to injury or disease.
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