Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and may cause you to alter your diet and nutritional intake. In addition to these serious issues, did you know that tooth loss also leads to bone loss? When a tooth is removed, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink and becomes brittle from lack of stimulation. Not only does losing teeth affect your smile, missing teeth can also change the shape of your face, causing you to look older.
TeethXpress procedures use implants with Laser-Lok technology. A truly remarkable innovation, Laser-Lok is a series of cell-sized microchannels that are precisely laser-machined onto the implant surface.
While virtually all implants on the market have a roughened surface to promote attachment of bone cells, only Laser-Lok channels are optimally sized to attach bone cells and gum cells. This enhances stability and seals out food particles and other debris that could get below the gum line and cause infection.
TeethXpress offers people who are missing teeth a reason to smile again. It relies on advanced technology only available through BioHorizons. For more than 20 years, BioHorizons has been committed to providing the most comprehensive line of clinically tested, scientifically proven dental implants available. In general, dental implants have a 95% success rate. This makes them the most reliable way to replace your missing teeth over the long term.
A dental implant is a small titanium post placed in the bone beneath the gums, where it can serve as a replacement tooth root. The implant body often includes ridges or threads that help anchor it to the bone. Dental implants provide immovable support for the natural-looking replacement teeth attached to them.
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants are the closest clinical option to natural teeth. In fact, people who have dental implants often say they don't even think of them as tooth replacements - they think of them as their own teeth. That's because implant-supported teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.
The implants themselves act as substitutes for natural tooth roots, anchoring a full set of life-like prosthetic teeth. Implants are made of biocompatible materials that are uniquely able to fuse to living bone. This provides strong, stable points of attachment for the new teeth. Once the implants have integrated with the bone, virtually no food is off-limits. What's more, dental implants help preserve bone quality and quantity, ensuring that the replacement teeth will not slip or lose their fit over time like removable partials and dentures will. When well-maintained, implant dentistry can help to satisfy an individual's oral health needs for a lifetime!
Dental implants are considered today's gold standard for tooth replacement. Your own bone can solidly attach to dental implants and dental implants don't decay. Therefore, they last longer than any other tooth-replacement option. Dental implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that deteriorates when a tooth is lost. The surgical procedure is minor and routine. After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown custom-made to match your existing natural teeth. Implants have a documented success rate of over 95%, which is significantly higher than other tooth-replacement options.