Missing teeth and bad dentures can be a thing of the past with dental implants in Naples, FL. Dr. Hoop has invested more than 25 years in placing dental implants because they are the strongest tooth replacement option in dentistry. Replacing missing or failing teeth with implants means: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.
- Regaining a biting force nearly equal to that of natural teeth
- Eating all of your favorite foods again
- Improving your appearance by preserving the jawbone
- Keeping maintenance and oral care easy
- Reducing pain or discomfort caused by dentures
There are a number ways to replace missing teeth with implants. Call 239-734-7737 to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Hoop Can Do What Others Can’t
Patients tired of wobbling dentures or gaps in their smile are turning to dental implants to rebuild their mouths. Dr. Hoop goes above and beyond other dentists with a variety of new techniques to quickly yet effectively place dental implants. Check out what we are doing at Total Dental Solutions for Adults:
- Guided Surgery — Using 3-D CBCT technology to find the most appropriate location for the implant increases treatment success and reduces discomfort. We use four computer programs and precise surgical stents to place your implant within .2 mm (the thickness of a couple of sheets of paper).
- Incisionless Surgery — Most implant dentists use flap surgery for placement, but Dr. Hoop often doesn’t have to make an incision at all. It’s faster (by about 50 percent) and greatly improves recovery. You will experience less swelling and less bleeding.
- Graftless Implant Surgery — Using All-on-X, we can angle implants around your maxillary sinus and mandibular nerve to avoid the need for bone grafts.
- All-on-X — Most commonly All-on-4®, we can place a small number of implants at strategic angles to support a full arch of teeth and restore complete function to your mouth in a single procedure.
- Same-Day Teeth — Full-arch guided surgery and immediate teeth using NDX nSequence protocols allow us to place your long-term, nonremovable restoration in one day. No tricks or gimmicks.
- Socket Preservation Grafting — When a tooth has to come out, we need to immediately prepare your jaw for a future restoration. We do that with socket grafting and ridge preservation by placing bone grafts in the extraction site at the time of extraction. This will prevent the loss of bone and ridge shape that often happens after tooth loss.
- Immediate Implant Placement — For some patients, it is possible to place an implant at the same time as a tooth extraction in order to minimize healing time.
- Maxillary Posterior Jaw Treatment — It is sometimes difficult to place implants due to the size and location of your sinuses. Dr. Hoop can either use an option like All-on-X to work around your sinuses, or he can perform a sinus graft/lift to create more room for the dental implant to be placed.
- Bone Grafts — We often need to build up the jawbone to support an implant. We can increase bone ridge width, height, or both with procedures like guided bone regeneration, ridge augmentation, and sinus lifts. These typically include guided bone regeneration (GBR) using bone grafts, resorbable and nonresorbable membranes, titanium mesh GBR, or block bone grafts.
- Biologic Modifiers — We use a variety of biologically active materials to improve your healing response and overall outcome. These include L-PRF®, rhPDGF, and rhBMP-2.
- L-PRF — We create leukocyte-platelet-rich fibrin from the patient’s blood, placed at the implant site, to increase healing.
- Osseodensification — This technique uses a Versah Densah bur to strengthen your bone and expand your ridge before receiving implants. This will improve healing and provide a better outcome.
- Versah Burs — These are used for osseodensification as well as ridge expansion, crestal sinus lifts, and crestal sinus lifts with grafting.
Finding the Right Implant System
Implants all function similarly in that they are placed into the bone and then heal with the jaw. But patients at Total Dental Solutions for Adults have options, such as implant quality and size and the restorations placed on the implants.Doctor Hoop on why are Dental Implants important Read Transcript
The question about why are dental implants important is kind of interesting because it's all based upon, you know, what do individual patients want in order to replace missing teeth? Our traditional choices have been removable appliances that come in and out of the mouth, like partial dentures or complete dentures. But if people want non-removable teeth, if they really want maximum chewing capacity, maximum comfort, if they want tooth replacements that are going to feel like their own teeth, sometimes we don't have teeth in the right location in the mouth to build a bridge, which is the other option for non-removable appliances.
Or if people are missing all their teeth and they want teeth that don't come out of the mouth, dental implants are actually our only option. One of the things we found over the years is most people actually prefer non-removable teeth because of the natural comfort level it gives them. And in other ways, dental implants can be important because once we pull a tooth, the bone in the jaw starts to resorb, and we start to lose volume in dimension of bone over time.
And one of the problems that we're faced with, with dentures and with partial dentures, is the pressure of that appliance on the gum, and the bone causes even more resorption. With dental implants, it's different. The dental implants actually act like a manmade replacement for the root of a tooth. And in that way, they actually help preserve the volume and the width of bone over that patient’s lifetime.
- Single Dental Implants — Rather than using bridges, which require us to file down healthy teeth, we can place a single implant and restore it with a crown.
- Implant-Supported Bridges — Implants, instead of natural teeth, can be used to anchor a bridge.
- Implant-Supported Dentures — We can restore stability to your mouth by placing a few implants around your arch and then snap your denture onto the implants. The dentures will no longer shift around in your mouth.
- Immediate-Load Implants — Patients who have ample bone levels or need failing teeth removed can replace their missing teeth with implants and beautiful restorations on the same day! You don’t have to wait months for your teeth using systems like All-on-4® dental implants, TeethXpress, and Smile-in-a-Day. These options are popular for patients who are edentulous, those without any natural teeth.
- Mini Dental Implants — These implants function just like traditional implants but are smaller in diameter, making them ideal if you have jawbone recession.
Getting dental implants in our Naples office means you’ll be in expert hands. Dr. Hoop has trained extensively in dental implant placement and restoration. He holds a speciality degree in periodontics, a discipline that deals with gum issues. He has also trained with the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute and Pikos Institute.
Call the office today at 239-734-7737 for your consultation about dental implants in Naples, FL. Let’s work together on building you a better smile.