Improve Confidence in Your Smile and Bite with Dental Implants
Dental implants are widely known for being the most secure, durable option for replacing missing teeth and restoring full oral form and function. Patients can trust their dental implants procedure to John Crisler, DDS, MAGD in Rio Rancho, NM. As a founding member of the New Mexico Dental Implant Study Club and a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Dr. Crisler can provide you with a safe, high-quality implant surgery and restoration.
Dental Implants Candidates
To be eligible for dental implants, patients need to be in good general and oral health. Dental problems, such as tooth decay or gum disease, should be addressed prior to dental implant surgery for the best possible implant outcomes. In some cases, patients with systemic health problems, including heart disease or diabetes, may be guided toward traditional tooth-replacement solutions if implant surgery is too risky for their health.
Placing dental implants requires sufficient jawbone density to retain the implant. Fortunately for patients with limited jawbone matter, Dr. Crisler can perform a sinus lift or bone graft to fortify the jawbone and make dental implants a possibility. What’s more, Dr. Crisler offers mini-implants, which require less jawbone, allowing more patients to be candidates without preparatory procedures.
Dental Implants Procedure
On the day of your procedure, our staff will ensure that you are completely at ease. Patients will receive a sedation option, either with nitrous oxide or oral conscious, for their comfort and also to ensure expedited surgical times.
Once you are prepared, Dr. Crisler will make a small incision in the gums and create a hole in the bone. A titanium post will be inserted through the hole and anchored at the jawbone. Once the implant alignment is optimized, your gums will be stitched together. Dr. Crisler will perform a traditional or mini-implants procedure, whichever meets your oral health and lifestyle needs.
Implant-supported restorations look and feel incredibly lifelike, allowing patients to engage in their normal everyday activities with full confidence that their teeth are securely in place.
Over the next few months, the implant will bind with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This merging of the post and bone forms a foundation for your restoration (crowns, bridges, or dentures) that simply cannot be beat in terms of durability and reliability.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implant-supported restorations look and feel incredibly lifelike, allowing patients to engage in their normal everyday activities with full confidence that their teeth are securely in place. Dental implant patients can benefit from a variety of functional and oral health advantages, including:
- Decades of support for your artificial teeth
- Sturdy restorations that will not slip out of place
- Confidence that when you chew or speak your teeth are stable
- Prevention of jawbone degradation
- Prevention of a sunken or aged look
When a tooth root has been missing for an extended period of time, the adjacent jawbone structure will begin to breakdown since there is no tooth root to stimulate it. As the bone degenerates, the cheeks can collapse and the lips can pucker, creating an aged appearance. Since implants are surgically embedded into the jawbone, they perform the important services of a tooth root, doing much to preserve your jawline and overall facial appearance.
Learn More About Implants
Find out for yourself how a dental implants procedure with experienced implant dentist Dr. Crisler can restore the function and aesthetics of your smile. Contact our practice today to learn about the benefits and cost of dental implants or to schedule your dental implants consultation.
"Dr. Crisler is exceptional. He is thorough, meticulous, compassionate, and his level of surgical skill makes him an artist. His excellent staff is very friendly, gentle, and contributes greatly to Dr. Crisler's relaxed care. Outstanding dental group. I am extremely happy."Happy Patient