Titanium Root Replacement
Dental or oral implants are small, sturdy, posts made out of titanium that function to mimic the root of your natural tooth.
If accident, injury, disease, or extraction has left you with a missing tooth or teeth, Advanced Dental Care of Jasper, Texas, specializes in oral implants, otherwise known as dental implants that can help to rectify your dental dilemma. By using dental implants, Dr. Koch can reproduce the natural appearance and function of your missing teeth. Before the use of dental or oral implants, creating a normal-looking tooth was hard to achieve. Dentures, bridge restorations, and other dental treatments showed inadequate results, but dental implants have proven to be an effective alternative if you are looking to perfect your smile. The use of dental implants provides a more stable alternative, providing you with natural-looking teeth replacements that offer the same function as your own teeth.
Dental Implants Explained
Dental or oral implants are small, sturdy, posts made out of titanium that function to mimic the root of your natural tooth. Dr. Koch prefers titanium metal because of its ability to mesh easily with your bone and oral tissues, and once the dental implant is in place, the implant can hold a crown, bridge, or over-denture (implant supported denture)securely just as your natural teeth would. Dr. Koch highly recommends dental implants when replacement is required for a single tooth or a full arch of teeth that have been lost due to injury, decay, or disease.
Are Dental Implants Difficult to Maintain?
Dental Implants require no special maintenance; in fact, dental implants require the same maintenance as your natural teeth: brushing, flossing, and regular dental examinations. When you maintain your dental or oral implants correctly, they can last a lifetime.
Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?
Dr. Koch or one of the professional staff at Advanced Dental Care will discuss with you to determine if dental implants meet your dental needs, but normally, you will want dental implants if you are experiencing any of the following dental conditions:
- You have one or more missing teeth
- You need support for a partial denture
- You need support and stability for full upper or lower dentures
- You feel discomfort while chewing
- You lack confidence while talking, eating, or smiling
- You want to improve your overall oral and psychological health
- You want to improve your appearance and regain confidence
Evolution of Dental Implants
While many patients choose traditional dental implants, others are choosing a newer alternative: mini dental implants. Mini dental implants provide the same stable support as standard implants, but their benefits far outweigh their more traditional counterpart. Ask Dr. Koch which dental implant is right for you.
Dental Implants and Dr. Koch
Dr. Koch learns new dental technologies by frequently attending continuing education courses. His ongoing learning allows him to offer improved dental treatments to you; such is the case with dental implants. He has enrolled in a variety of continuing education institutions, including the Misch Implant Institute. (KOIS Center for Advanced Dentistry, Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics.)
Dr. Koch is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Sabine District Dental Society, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the American Society of Osseointegration. He is also a fellow at the Misch Implant Institute and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, where he received a Diplomate of ICOI, the highest honor from this organization.
When you visit Dr. Koch at Advanced Dental Care, you can rest assured that you will receive the most current treatments available in the dental industry, especially if dental implants are in your future. As a trained implant dentist, Dr. Koch can take care of each aspect of the dental implant process, ranging from the placement of the implant to the actual restoration of your tooth with CEREC technology. His ability to offer a complete dental implant treatment not only saves you time but also saves you money – what better reason to smile!