Avoiding Dental Implant Failure

Steps to Take for an Ideal Implant Procedure

Dental implants are designed to replace teeth that are missing, broken, or damaged beyond repair. Years of damage can contribute to tooth decay and other serious problems that can cause the teeth to fall out or suffer from severe damage. The idea behind this form of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the smile and allow the patient to feel comfortable when they speak, laugh, and smile once again. However, dental implants can also be considered a form of preventative dentistry because the procedure is used to place fake teeth and tooth roots in the mouth to protect the gum from being exposed. When teeth are missing and the gums are exposed, gum disease and bone loss may occur.

Dental implants are designed to function just as a normal tooth. Aside from function, the implants look and feel natural as well. No one would ever be able to tell the difference as to whether or not someone was wearing dental implants. Dr. VanderMolen places the artificial roots of the teeth into the gums so that he can secure the dental crown. In over 90% of instances, this procedure is very successful. Even though it is considered a highly successful and common dental procedure, there are times when dental implants can fail.

The success of your dental implants depends upon commitment of good oral hygiene for the life of your teeth. In some instances, dental implants may fail due to the lack of experience from the dentist, which is why patients are always advised to see a professional dentist with years of experience under his or her belt. Dr. VanderMolen has the experience you are looking for in an implant dentist. He has a high success rate of helping patients with dental implants, improving their smile and avoiding future discomfort.

For a consultation with Dr. VanderMolen of Advanced Dental Care of Springfield, call 217-546-3333. We have the knowledge and expertise to give you the best possible result and a beautiful smile!  Click here for more information on the services available at Advanced Dental Care.

The Truth about Fastbraces®

Unraveling the Myths

Fastbraces® are a form of orthodontic treatment that continues to increase in popularity. These braces work on smile improvement at a much faster pace than traditional braces. Patients who want to avoid wearing braces for several years to achieve the smile they have always wanted can benefit from Fastbraces. There are many patients who avoid orthodontic treatment because of the myths they have heard about braces. Many of these worries are just misconceptions.

One of the main myths going around is that braces are excruciatingly painful. While braces may cause a bit of discomfort when they are first applied to the teeth, once the patient gets used to them, the pain is no longer much of an issue. Braces do not cause excruciating pain and, at the most, they simply cause mild discomfort from time to time. Another myth about braces is that it takes two years or more to straighten the teeth and improve the smile. This is entirely untrue with Fastbraces. Each patient is different when it comes to their teeth and what needs to be fixed. Fastbraces can help to make those adjustments and improvements in less time so that patients only have to wear their braces for an average of 6 months to a year.

Some people believe that Fastbraces do not provide permanent results because they work too fast. Again, this is proven not to be true. Fastbraces help to move the teeth at a faster pace so that the patient can have straight teeth in an average of a year or less. Patients who choose Fastbraces find that the solution is not only fast, it is also efficient and affordable too. The technology used with Fastbraces promotes quick movement of the teeth so that they can reach the position that they need to be in less time. Dr. VanderMolen will be with the patient in every step of the treatment to help achieve these results.

For those looking to straighten their teeth in a fast yet efficient manner, call Dr. VanderMolen of the Advanced Dental Care of Springfield at 217-546-3333 for more information on Fastbraces. Dr. VanderMolen is currently the only authorized Fastbraces dentist available in the Springfield area.

Dental Crowns: Increase Your Face Value

Your teeth are covered by enamel which is considered the hardest tissue of human body. Many forces and loads are applied on your teeth, thus a time may come when the enamel gets worn out and you start feeling sensitivity. Aging, parafunctional habits and bruxism can also cause stress and wear to your enamel. When situations such as these or other trauma occur, a crown may be the best choice to protect and restore your tooth.

A prosthesis which covers your tooth completely is called a ‘Dental Crown’. Apart from protection point of view, dental crowns also serve esthetic purposes on the anterior teeth which make up your smile line. They are a quick and durable prosthesis preserving your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the betterment and preservation of the smile. Smile restorations can also involve dental veneers and tooth colored fillings, but dental crowns not only improve the unsightly appearance of your damaged teeth but they are also helpful in restoring their functional value.

The whole process of fabricating a dental crown involves 3 stages. Firstly, Dr. VanderMolen will prepare the damaged tooth to accept the crown.  In most cases this involves remove some of the tooth enamel.  Secondly, Dr VanderMolen will take the impression of the prepared tooth and the model of the tooth will be fabricated to match your individual smile. After that a temporary crown is placed. Lastly, the permanent crown is fixed on the prepared tooth with cement. Dr. VanderMolen will provide you specific instructions to take care of your crown, ensuring its longevity.

Porcelain is the most widely used material for making crowns and it is considered best for cosmetic dentistry purposes. It is resistant to abrasion and chemical attack. It does not get stained easily and has excellent results considering esthetics. Your new crown will look a feel natural and, with proper hygiene, will last for many years.

Dental crowns can increase your face value by restoring your confident smile.  Call for an appointment with Dr. VanderMolenThe team at Advanced Dental Care will suggest the treatments that are right for you.  Call us today:  (217) 546-3333

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