Dental Implants and Extractions
Missing teeth result in loss of function and aesthetics. When you lose a tooth, the open space it leaves behind can lead to a chain reaction that affects other nearby teeth. Open space gives your other teeth room to drift, which can lead to crowding/spacing, bite or occlusion issues, and an increased risk of tooth decay. When teeth are out of alignment, it becomes more difficult to remove plaque from awkward surfaces, and plaque is one of the key ingredients in the process that causes cavities and gum disease.
It is important for the overall health, function, and aesthetics of our mouth to replace missing teeth. There are a variety of options for replacing teeth and dental implants are one such option. Dental implants are the closest we come at this time to mimic the function and esthetics of nature. We are happy to provide our patients with implant therapy at Century Park Dental.
We provide dental extractions at Century Park Dental. We also offer platelet rich fibrin (PRF) therapy as an adjunct to our extractions. PRF has been shown to reduce the incidence of dry socket after an extraction. If the end goal is dental implant placement, we also offer socket preservation therapy in partnership with implant therapy. Please visit us to find out if these therapies are appropriate for you.
Is the thought of your next visit to the dentist enough to keep you up at night? If so, you've got company. Dental anxiety is common, and many patients experience it to varying degrees. It can stem from nervousness about an upcoming procedure, a specific aspect of your checkup and cleaning, or from the experience of visiting the dentist as a whole. No matter where your anxiety comes from, it's important to make sure that it doesn't keep you from receiving the oral care you need to stay healthy.
Here at Century Park Dental, we offer our patients oral sedation to help with dental anxiety. Come talk to us to see if it may be right for you.
Dental implants have become the replacement option of choice for many patients when it comes to the replacement of missing teeth. The introduction of dental implants has led to wonderful and exciting options for our patients. Dental implants allow us to give our patients teeth that are anchored into the jaw similar to natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, talking, and chewing with dental implants are the most similar to natural teeth of all the replacement options. Having a functional and comfortable dentition allows us to better enjoy our food and can be a huge boost to our overall quality of life.