Stratford Dental Implants
If you are located in any of the following areas you can call our Local Patient Coordinator Offices, and please remember this is NOT where your dental implant procedures will be done. These dental implant patient scheduling locations are purely for administration and patient scheduling for your convenience and should not be confused as the place where your dental implant procedures will be completed. Remember, all dental implant procedures are done at our Headquarters facility listed above.
Stratford Dental Implants: Obtaining Optimal Functional, Aesthetics and Long-Term Results for Patients
Stratford Dental Implants: An Overview
Stratford dental implants offer a long-term and comprehensive solution to single and multiple missing teeth. Essentially, they consist of three components: (1) a free-standing artificial ‘tooth root’ or post that has been fabricated from the extremely strong and non-corrosive metal- titanium, (2) an abutment that fits inside the titanium post to which the (3) aesthetic and functional ceramic tooth crown is affixed. The secret behind the success of Stratford dental implants is the unique ability of titanium metal to form a strong biological bond with bone tissue; a process termed ‘osseointegration’. Once this has successfully occurred (usually takes a few months) the entire implant is capable of supporting a tooth crown that functions, feels and looks like a natural, healthy tooth.
Stratford Dental Implants: Who is a Candidate?
Regardless of age and gender, chances are that most of us, if not all, will at some stage in our lives lose one or more of our adult teeth. According to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, approximately 69% of people between the ages of 35 and 44 are missing at least one of their original adult teeth. And these statistics only get worse the older we get. While teeth are made of an incredibly hard substance called enamel, which can withstand decades of friction through chewing and grinding, they are far from invincible and can often break, crack, become dislodged or decayed through a myriad of causes. Accidental trauma, a failed root canal, gum disease, chronic illness (cancer and diabetes), our genetic heritage, tooth decay and even certain medications can necessitate Stratford dental implants. So to summarize an answer to the above-posed question, most patients presenting with missing teeth due to a whole variety of causes are considered candidates for dental implants.
Stratford Dental Implants: Periodontal (Gum) Disease
In cases where patients present with advanced periodontal (gum) disease, bone grafting surgery may be required beforehand to augment and encourage the growth of new and healthy bone in order to provide support for the Stratford dental implants. Should a patient present with rampant tooth loss and edentulism (not having a single original adult tooth left) and not be considered a candidate for traditional implant techniques, then the ‘All-on-Four’ allows for complete oral rehabilitation using only four Stratford dental implants and a non-removable customized prosthetic dental bridge. Furthermore, it makes this possible very rarely with the need for bone grafting surgery beforehand.
Stratford Dental Implants: The Success Rate
Dental implants enjoy a phenomenal success rate! The procedure involved in their placement is incredibly safe, predictable and obtains fantastic results for the patient. Since chewing, speech and oral aesthetics are immediately compromised by one or more missing teeth, Stratford dental implants provide a comprehensive and long-term solution. They also help to promote a healthy jaw, since the bone relies upon the counter-support provided by the teeth to retain its structure. In the absence of Stratford dental implants, atrophy can occur, which has serious implications for the neighboring teeth and overall oral aesthetics.