If you are missing teeth, dental implants placed by Dr. Rohinton Patel, serving Honolulu, can stabilize dentures, bridges, or single crowns better than any other solution. With dental implants, your replacement teeth will look, feel, and perform just like natural teeth. In fact, patients with dental implants can bite into corn on the cob, beef jerky, and other tough and chewy foods with complete confidence. These small titanium posts are surgically implanted in the jaw, becoming permanently fused with the bone. Dental implants provide a wealth of benefits, including incredible support for restorations, and preservation of the jaw bone. To learn more about this advanced treatment, please contact us today.
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For patients suffering from badly damaged or missing teeth, Dr. Rohinton Patel and the Hawaii Pacific Dental Group team place dental implants. Their practice was one of the first in the nation to use guided implant surgery to more accurately place implants and improve patient results. Treatment is made convenient with our in-office CEREC® machine, which can create the restoration for a patient's implant within an hour.
A Precise and Advanced Procedure
Planning and placing dental implants is a delicate process. Implant posts must be placed in an exact position and at a precise angle for ideal stability. Dr. Patel utilizes innovative diagnostic tools, including digital X-rays and CT scans, to create a surgical guide for implant placement before the actual procedure begins. Dr. Patel is one of the few dentists who can surgically place dental implants in-office, providing patients with a wide variety of benefits, including same-day dental implants for those who qualify. For your comfort, we also provide doctor-supervised sedation and general anesthesia during the implant placement procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Patel, you can work together to determine which treatments and accommodations will best meet your needs, and make your treatment as pleasant as possible.
Dental Implant Applications
A dental implant can replace a single lost tooth, or a few implants can anchor a full or partial denture. For patients who require a full set of dentures, Dr. Patel may recommend All-On-4 implant dentures, which can usually be placed and restored on the same day. If you have teeth that need to be extracted, Dr. Patel may be able to replace them with dental implants at the same time as the extraction.
Preserving Bone Mass in the Jaw
When teeth are missing, the body will begin to resorb the bone cells surrounding the tooth socket, which compromises the integrity of the jaw bone. A very important advantage of choosing dental implants is that they can actually halt this process, because the body perceives them as tooth roots.
Dental Implants Candidates
The best candidates for dental implants are are non-smokers with adequate bone mass in their jaws. If you have waited a long time to address a missing tooth, you may have lost the bone mass necessary to support a dental implant. In this case, Dr. Patel may suggest bone grafts to reinforce the jawbone, making it able to properly accommodate a dental implant. Conversely, if a CT scan reveals that an implant might interfere with a patient's sinus cavity, Dr. Patel can perform a sinus lift, which is a process of augmenting the upper jaw with additional bone tissue.
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If you are missing teeth, dental implants are one of the best investments you can make in the health of your smile. Contact us today to learn more about this revolutionary treatment.