Sioux Falls Dental Implants
Dental Implant Treatment in Sioux Falls SD
Are you looking for dental implants in Sioux Falls SD? Dental implants help restore people’s self-esteem and prevent bone loss. Our dental office knows dental implant surgery is essential when closing the space created by missing teeth. Leaving missing teeth for long periods of time can cost you your jawbone integrity. Dr. Beecroft and the staff at First Class Dental Care are sensitive to the hardship a missing tooth can create. We provide oral health with dental implant, with quality implants in Sioux Falls SD, so that our patients can regain their self-confidence, improve their health, and approach life boldly. Dental implants can also save you from needing full dentures, where the cost is much higher, or make excellent replacements for dentures.
Restore Missing Teeth Safely with Dental Implants
Tooth replacement is not something we take lightly. The process of installing a dental implant in place is a complex procedure and patients throughout Sioux Falls and surrounding areas trust us to replace their missing teeth due to the stellar reputation of Dr. Beecroft. Our office is conveniently located in Sioux Falls and we treat patients throughout South Dakota, offering them the opportunity to restore missing teeth in a way that looks natural and beautiful – preventing future bone loss.
Facts from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (aaid.com)
3 million have dental implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year
The success rate of dental implants has been reported in scientific literature as 98%
Dental Implants performed by US dentists 5,505,720 (2006)
Dental Implants performed by US general dentists 3,103,930 (2006)
Questions to Ask When Selecting a Dental Implant Dentist
How many dental implant procedures have you performed?
What’s your education and training in dental implant treatment?
What should I expect throughout the process in terms of pain, recovery time, eating, well being, etc.?
Dental Implants – Did You Know?
Teeth restored with implants can’t get cavities! A tooth implant, or crown, doesn’t decay like a natural tooth, but you still must brush, floss, and care for it and your surrounding natural teeth and gums in the same manner as natural teeth. Regular professional cleanings and dental check-ups also are essential.
Dental Implants Procedures – First Class Dental, Sioux Falls SD
Affordable Dentures & Implants in Sioux Falls - Candidate and Process of Installing Dental Implants
If one or more of your teeth have fallen out, you may be a candidate for a dental implant as a way to permanently replace the missing teeth. In order to find out, schedule an appointment with our Sioux Falls SD dentist office by calling +1 605-271-9330 Dr. Beecroft will examine your mouth and jaw bone to determine if the procedure is right for you. Before you can get started, your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw bone needs to be strong. Missing teeth can lead to a bone loss so if you are thinking about dental implants, act fast. If Dr. Beecroft identifies any cavities or signs of gum disease, this will need to be treated before you can become a candidate for this procedure.
Once you are cleared for the procedure, the staff at First Class Dental Care Sioux Falls SD will take an impression of your mouth so that the new teeth can be created in a dental lab. Each tooth will be made to match the size and shape of the surrounding teeth along with having a perfect color match. This way your smile will appear completely natural once done. Patients throughout Sioux Falls SD are delighted with the results since no one can tell the difference between which teeth are real and which ones are synthetic.
After Installing Dental Implants – Next Steps
The next step is to have a metal post implanted under the gum line. This aspect of the procedure is what sets an implant apart from other forms of cosmetic dentistry and our dentist, Dr. Beecroft is a true expert at performing the procedure. The metal post is secured to the jawbone in order to create a durable, synthetic root system that rivals the strength of natural roots with one exception – metal can’t become infected. Over the course of a couple of months, the metal post and jawbone will fuse together. This creates a level of durability that cannot be replicated in any other type of procedure.
In the next step, Dr. Beecroft will secure the new synthetic tooth to the metal post at the surface of the gums. The new tooth is attached so securely, that patients can eat their favorite foods, maintain an active lifestyle, play sports, and more, without fear of their tooth becoming loose or falling out. Our tooth replacement solutions include different shades and materials – which can be explored further with our dentist. Patients throughout South Dakota enjoy the benefits that come from never having to worry about their tooth again.
Dental Implants Procedure – Prevent or Stop Bone Loss
Patients within South Dakota trust our dentist, Dr. Beecroft, and the staff at First Class Dental Care to provide dental implants in a way that is comfortable and functional. With any type of surgical procedure, it is important to visit an expert and by doing so you will reduce your risk of complications or the implants not functioning properly. Dr. Beecroft takes the time to make sure that every step of the procedure is completed correctly – the first time.
Caring for Dental Prosthetics and Dental Implants
Once dental implants have been installed, they are extremely easy to care for. We hear from candidates throughout Sioux Falls SD with questions that range from “Do implants come out” and “How do I brush my teeth”. The answer is fairly simple. Since dental prosthetics are installed by creating a synthetic root system, they are durable and secure and will not fall out or become loose. This means you can go play basketball, run in a 10k, and wrestle with your kids – without worrying about your tooth coming out.
In order to care for your implants, we advise patients throughout South Dakota to brush and floss their teeth throughout the day like they normally would. Additionally, it is important to schedule dental exams and cleanings with Dr. Beecroft at least twice a year – this step is crucial. The staff at First Class Dental Care will help to clean your teeth and ensure that they stay healthy. This step is incredibly important because while dental prosthetics cannot become infected themselves, the teeth around them can. If, in the future, you suffer from a severe case of gum disease or a dental abscess, the infection can spread into your jawbone. This puts your implants in jeopardy because in order to stay secure, the jawbone must be in good health. If it becomes infected, your dental prosthetics and all of your teeth will be in jeopardy.
Preventative Care Steps
If you currently have implants and your teeth start to hurt, call 605-271-9330 to schedule an appointment immediately. This way we can identify any infection and treat it before it can spread into the jawbone. As long as you follow these simple preventative care steps, your implants and natural teeth should remain in good health. There is 40 years of data behind every implant installed today, with success rates of about 98%.
In order to find out if implants are right for you, and their cost, call us (605) 271-9330 Dr. Beecroft and the staff at First Class Dental Care are friendly, welcoming, and will take the time to educate and inform you of all of your options. Patients throughout Sioux Fall, SD trust Dr. Beecroft to replace their teeth in the way that helps them to accomplish their lifestyle goals. That means that Dr. Beecroft will make a detailed recommendation about which direction you should go for replacing your missing teeth. Just remember that you can have a beautiful and natural-looking smile by working with a professional implant dentist, and if you are suffering from missing teeth, we can help you by transforming your smile and preventing bone loss. Schedule an appointment, figure out costs, and let us transform your smile into something as beautiful as you are.
I need to replace two missing teeth next to each other. Can I just have one dental implant placed and attach it to one of my natural teeth and make a bridge?
I lost my upper back teeth on one side and have gone for years without doing anything about it. My sinuses always seem to bother me more on that side than on the side that I have back teeth. Could these problems be related to one another?
In a large majority of people who have had their upper back teeth missing for a long period of time is the increasing downward growth of the maxillary sinus. At birth it is the size of a pea, and progressively grows as the skull matures. This growth is at the expense of the surrounding bone. If you are considering replacing those upper back teeth with fixed teeth that stay in all the time, it may be necessary to perform a sinus elevation procedure to allow room for placement of dental prosthetic implants into this area to support those teeth. This involves placement of bone and/or bone substitutes into an area which was previously occupied by the lower part of the maxillary sinus. Most importantly, this procedure increases the available bone use to place implants and restore the missing back teeth, providing a more rigid structure for implant placements.
I’ve had dentures for several years and have lost a lot of jaw bone. My lower dentures are floaters and I need help. Is there still hope for me?
In most cases, with the new options available today in the field of dental prosthetic implants (dentures), some form of treatment can be done. We encourage people to get help as soon as possible if they are already having some problems with their current dentures. These problems include: excessive use of dentures adhesives, chewing only soft food, unable to taste some foods, constant mouth sores, unhappy with the appearance of one’s teeth and bite position (in some cases the nose and chin getting closer together). The sooner the dentures problems are corrected with dental prosthetic implants the more choices one has available for treatment. If you have any or all of the above symptoms, implants could very well be the answer for you and save you a lot of hassle when compared to traditional dentures.
I am missing all of my teeth and am now wearing a full upper and lower denture. I can no longer tolerate my lowers. Will I need an implant placement for every tooth I am replacing on the lower jaw?
It is not necessary to have an implant placement for every tooth that is being replaced. The number of implants placements necessary to provide support depends on the type of implants used and the type of teeth (removable vs. non- removable) that will be attached to the implants. A thorough oral exam and panoramic x-ray is all that is necessary in most cases, to determine which implant can be used and how many implant placements must be used. Sometimes additional x-rays or CT scans are used in more complicated cases.