Do not allow missing teeth to slow you down or cause embarrassment. Trust Dr. Hoop and his team at Total Dental Solutions for Adults to give you your dream smile with dental implants in Fort Myers. Dr. Hoop has over 25 years of experience working with implants as well as a periodontal specialty and extensive continuing education, including programs from the Misch Institute and Pikos Institute. Trust the implant doctor who knows the process inside and out. Call 239-312-5748 to set up your consultation appointment today.
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Turn to dental implantsto rebuild your mouth. Tired of your dentist telling you that it’s not possible? Dr. Hoop has the experience and expertise to solve your problem with these advanced techniques used regularly at Total Dental Solutions for Adults:George A. Hoop, DDS, PA on Dental Implants Read Transcript
Dental implants are essentially a manmade replacement for the root of a tooth, and dental implant cover a broad range of different services. We can replace one missing tooth, we can replace several missing teeth, a whole arch of teeth, or sometimes even both arches of teeth with dental implant, and there's a lot of different options about how that can be done. The best thing for people is to get a consultation and see what their particular concerns and problems are, and what their different options are, and discuss the pros and cons of each for them to come to a decision about what they feel is the most appropriate restoration for their situation. A lot of times we see patients that have loose dentures, misfitting dentures, and they have denture sores, and they've had problems for years, and they're having a big inability chewing their food. Dental implants can be used to tighten dentures and give people their chewing capacity back. Dental implants can be used in other ways to give people bridge work, and fix teeth that are not removable. Probably the biggest improvement with dental implants is improving peoples' ability to eat and chew their food. Years ago, in dental school, we were told that people lose about 85% of their chewing capacity when they go to full dentures. And that's the biggest complaint that we hear when people have a set of dentures, especially the lower ones are loose, and dental implants are a wonderful alternative to that.
- Guided Surgery – We use 3-D CBCT technology and four computer programs to place surgical stents in the most optimal position to place your implant. We average within .2 mm (the thickness of a couple of sheets of paper) of a precise location within your bone to improve your overall result and reduce the risk of complications.
- Incisionless Surgery – Dr. Hoop will likely not have to make an incision when placing your dental implants. This is a stark contrast to the open flap surgery performed by most dentists. Incisionless surgery is about 50 percent faster and is far less traumatic on your mouth than traditional implant surgery, which means you’ll recover quicker.
- Graftless Implant Surgery – Using the angled placement option of All-on-X, we can avoid your maxillary sinus and mandibular nerve. This means you won’t need to receive additional bone grafts before you get your implants.
- All-on-X – All-on-X (typically All-on-4®) allows us to angle your implants for a more secure placement. It might even allow you to avoid other procedures, like a sinus lift.
- Same-Day Teeth – We can place your long-term, nonremovable restoration in one day with full-arch guided surgery and immediate teeth using the NDX nSequence protocols.
- Socket Preservation Grafting – In order to prevent the loss of bone following an extraction, we sometimes recommend socket grafts and ridge preservation grafting at the time of extraction. This will help you prepare your jaw for a future restoration.
- Immediate Implant Placement – It is sometimes possible to place an implant at the same time as a tooth extraction. This will minimize your overall healing time.
- Maxillary Posterior Jaw Treatment – The size and location of your sinuses can make it difficult to place implants. To work around your sinuses, Dr. Hoop can either use an option like All-on-X or perform a sinus graft/lift to create room for an implant.
- Bone Grafts – Bone grafts can increase bone ridge width, height, or both in order to prepare a secure foundation for a dental implant. Procedures like guided bone regeneration, ridge augmentation, and sinus lifts are all used in our office. Guided bone regeneration (GBR) uses bone grafts, resorbable and nonresorbable membranes, titanium mesh GBR, or block bone grafts to accomplish these results.
- Biologic Modifiers – A variety of biologically active materials can improve your healing response and overall outcome. We use L-PRF®, rhPDGF, and rhBMP-2 in our office.
- L-PRF – Leukocyte-platelet-rich fibrin is made by using your own blood. It is then placed at the implant site to increase healing.
- Osseodensification – You may need to strengthen your bone and expand your ridge before receiving implants through osseodensification, which will improve your healing and provide a better overall outcome.
- Versah Burs – Versah Burs are used in the process of osseodensification as well as ridge expansion, crestal sinus lifts, and crestal sinus lifts with grafting.
Choose Your Solution Wisely
At Total Dental Solutions for Adults, we offer a wide variety of dental implant options so that you find the solution you are looking for. Our entire treatment process is driven by the prosthesis you select, so it is important to choose wisely. You will want to consider the end result as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the varying brands. We offer:Doctor Hoop on are Dental Implants necessary Read Transcript
When you're asking a question if dental implants are necessary, it's kind of interesting because the best answer to that is really based upon what is that individual person's wants and desires. If people are missing teeth, there's typically four options to replace those missing teeth. The first option is actually not replacing it at all. Second option is replacing it with a partial denture or a full denture that's actually a removable appliance. Third option would be conventional bridge work, or the fourth option being dental implants.
Patient choice – patient's wants and desires of what they want that final restoration to be – I think is the best way to answer the question, Are they necessary? Most people don't like appliances that come in and out of the mouth. They move too much. You lose a lot of chewing capacity.
When you go to a conventional bridge or you go to dental implants and the teeth are actually fixed in the mouth and they're non-removable, they're more secure to patients. They feel more like their natural teeth. They're able to eat and chew food better, and tougher foods, and generally enjoy a normal diet.
So if that's what patients are looking for, non-removable teeth, dental implants can be an excellent choice. Sometimes we're not even able to do a bridge if we don't have teeth on both sides of the missing teeth, or if it's a large group of missing teeth or if all the teeth are missing and that particular person wants teeth that feel like their natural teeth to eat and chew on. Dental implants are often the best choice.
- Single-Tooth Replacements – For one missing tooth, we recommend a single dental implant paired with a natural-looking dental crown.
- Implant-Supported Bridges– A bridge can replace a series of teeth and be held in place with dental implants for a secure solution.
- Implant Dentures – Tired of a slippery denture? Ask us about dental implant solutions that could hold your denturein place. You will still be able to remove your teeth, but they will be much more secure while you chew and speak.
- Immediate-Load Solutions – We offer a few options for immediate-load replacement teeth, which means that your entire arch of teeth will be restored in a single day. All-on-4®, TeethXpress, and Smile-in-a-Day can improve your life in one appointment.
- Mini Dental Implants – Some patients benefit from mini dental implants, which are often used when the bone is not strong enough to support a full implant.
Not sure which option is best for your smile? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hoop today by calling 239-312-5748 or request an appointment using our online form. Your fully functional and beautiful smile is available with dental implants in Fort Myers.