The Marquire Procedure RESTORING YOUR LIFE

 

Restoring Joy

As people start the implantation process, they begin to understand and experience some of the joy of living they’ve had to put on hold because of the condition of their mouths. They find themselves smiling and laughing again without hiding behind their hands. They start eating foods that they have had to abandon. They begin to fully live their lives again.

Revaluing Life

One of the great things about the dental implantation process is that patients tend to “find themselves” again. People often don’t even realize how much their confidence and identity are impacted by missing teeth. Once their teeth are restored, so is their self-esteem.

Repurposing Experience

Because we believe information is best shared between people with similar life experience, we encourage our patients to share their experiences, information and advice with patients just beginning the process. This exchange gives all patients the opportunity to inspire others through their journeys, and
at the same time, gives new patients a personal guide along the way.

You HAVE A CHOICE

 

Regardless of where you are in life, replacing your missing teeth with dental implants will improve not only your smile, but your quality of life as well.

If you’re missing teeth, you may be missing out on some of the joys in life. So what are your options?

DO NOTHING
When you do nothing, the jaw that supported your teeth begins to deteriorate. As your jawbone deteriorates, it results in an altered facial appearance, premature aging, pain, problems with remaining teeth…and it can
eventually affect your ability to speak and
eat normally.

REMOVABLE DENTURES
Although removable dentures can certainly help you chew and talk more normally, they don’t stop the process of bone loss. If fact, they generally worsen it because they put too much pressure on the jawbone. That’s
why people who wear dentures have to get them adjusted periodically. Which means that even if you actually get a pair of good-fitting dentures, they won’t stay that way long.

DENTAL IMPLANTS
Of the three options, dental implants have long been accepted as the preferred method for replacing missing teeth. Why? Because once successfully placed, the implant becomes part of your jawbone and acts just as a natural tooth would. And unlike dentures that can accelerate bone loss, implants stabilize and actually prevent further bone loss. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any tooth replacement procedure, and when properly cared for, can last a lifetime.

The Dangers Of Missing Teeth

 

Having a gap in your smile isn’t the only problem associated with having missing teeth.

Many people have missing teeth lost to getting older, gum disease, or trauma. There’s no shame in it – but there are hidden dangers to not replacing your teeth.

First off is the obvious – aesthetic. Not being able to flash your pearly whites with confidence causes your self-esteem to take a dive. Additionally, the shape of your face will gradually change and your lips may begin to appear sunken, causing you to look prematurely aged.

Next is your ability to eat certain types of food, and the enjoyment of the food you eat. Limiting your diet to easily chewable foods and “chewing around” your missing teeth is no way to live.

But the most dangerous effect of tooth loss is ensuing bone loss. When you loose a tooth, the lack of stimulation of tooth hitting tooth causes bone loss.

Additionally, the tooth roots that are embedded in the jawbone no longer serve a purpose and the jawbone beings to deteriorate. Insult to injury, loss of bone often causes loss of even more teeth, and can greatly affect your appearance.

To top it all off, missing teeth may also help accelerate tooth decay and gum disease because the pockets where the tooth once existed can accumulate plaque that can result in gum disease. As you can see, having a gap in your smile isn’t the only danger of having missing teeth when left untreated.

Fortunately, today’s dental technology has advanced to a point
where replacing missing teeth with dental implants is relatively simple, with little to no pain.

The goal of dental implants is to restore normal function, comfort, aesthetics, speech, and health to people who have missing teeth. Because of how dental implants are designed, they will function the same as natural teeth, while protecting you from bone loss. And because they look and feel the same as your natural teeth, dental implants will help you regain your confidence.

HOW DO DENTAL IMPLANTS WORK?

 

With the giant strides that have been made in oral surgery over the last 20 years, missing teeth no longer have to be something you learn to live with. With dental implants, you can fill that gap – or gaps – with a permanent, natural-looking tooth that performs just like the real thing.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically embedded into your jawbone beneath the gum line in order to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge.

The Three parts to a dental implant

1) The implant device itself, which is inserted directly into the bone

2)
The abutment – the piece that connects the implant device to the third part

3)
The overlying crown or denture. The dental implant itself is made of a titanium post – a metal that is biocompatible and offers strength, durability, and easy fuse-ability to the bone. Once placed, the dental implant doesn’t come loose – it becomes a permanent part of your jawbone.

An individual crown is then placed over the implant to give the appearance of a real tooth. Alternatively, dental implants can also be used to secure dentures and bridges to give them a more natural feel. A big advantage of dental implants is that no adjacent teeth have to be prepared or ground down to hold the replacement tooth (or teeth) in place. Dental implants can be a great idea:

• If you have a single missing tooth – a instead of a bridge
• If you have several missing teeth – instead of a bridge or
partial dentures
• If all your teeth are missing – instead of dentures

If you’re thinking about dental implants, then you should be in general good health and have healthy gums and adequate jawbone density to support an implant. If your jawbone isn’t adequate, you require a bone graft.

WILL IT HURT? IS IT SAFE?

The first stage of dental implant surgery is the most invasive since it involves drilling into the jawbone, but since we perform dental implant surgery with either local or general anesthesia, the procedure itself really doesn’t hurt.

Your mouth will be numb as your implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. You may feel some pressure, but pain during the procedure should be nonexistent.

If you are worried about it, however, you should contact your oral surgeon to discuss different sedative options.

Once the surgery has occurred, and the anesthesia has worn off, you should expect some degree of pain and discomfort. Obviously, people tolerate pain differently. What may seem like pain to one person might just be slight discomfort to another.

However, there are several factors that can affect the amount of pain you feel after dental implant surgery. If your surgery was complex, or if it required additional treatments like bone grafting or sinus surgery, you can expect more pain after the initial implant procedure.

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ALL-ON-4 vs DENTAL IMPLANTS
RESTORING YOUR SMILE & CONFIDENCE

Many people wonder what the difference is between All-On-4 and dental implants, or if they’re the same thing. Before you decide which technology is right for you, it’s important to know what each of these processes entails.

ALL-ON-4

The most important thing to understand about All-On-4 dental implants is that they are a permanent replacement for teeth you have lost to disease, trauma, or decay. Since they look and function just like your regular teeth, you brush and care for them in exactly the same way. Unlike dentures, you don’t need to remove them from your mouth overnight, nor do you need adhesive to keep them in place.

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All-On-4 dental implants are exceptionally comfortable since they don’t cause pressure on your gums. You’re able to enjoy most or all of your favorite foods again since these implants return 70 percent of your bite power. Additionally, the taste of your food will improve and you won’t experience the same sensitivity to hot and cold food that you may be dealing with right now. Perhaps the most important benefit of All-On-4 is that these dentures restore the shape of your face and prevent the deterioration of bone. In the past, people had no choice but to accept facial sagging and bone loss due to the long-term use of dentures.

As the name implies, All-On-4 implants require only four implants on each of your arches. Because they are placed at an angle, your new implants can draw upon the strength of your natural bone. Another major difference is that this procedure generally does not require you to have a bone graft first. Bone grafts are fairly common in patients who receive standard dental implants.

Several published studies in the dental industry indicate that 98 percent of patients experience success with All-On-4 dental implants. Ideal candidates should be in good health, currently wear dentures, have recently lost teeth, or in the process of having teeth extracted.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

People have been aware of the benefits of dental implants for many years. In fact, dental implants have come to be known as the next best thing to having your own natural teeth because they are permanent, look natural, restore your bite power, and prevent deterioration of dental bone.

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A dental implant is a small titanium screw that your dentist installs into your jawbone to replace the root part of your tooth. This requires a minor surgical procedure and several weeks or months of recovery time. The wait is necessary to allow the new roots to fuse with existing bone in a process known as osseointegration. The second half of the dental implant procedure involves screwing the prosthetic teeth to the artificial tooth roots.

As you can imagine, replacing all 28 of your permanent teeth with dental implants can be an extremely time-consuming process. That is where All-on-4 comes into play. With this procedure, you receive four precisely placed implants on the top and bottom of your jaw. This is enough to securely hold your new artificial teeth in place.

Another important way that All-on-4 differs from traditional dental implants is that the titanium fuses to living bone and become a functional part of it. The implant from this procedure actually becomes a part of your jawbone, while providing strong foundational support for your new teeth. All-on-4 is appropriate for men and women who are missing most or all of their natural teeth.

Like traditional dental implants, you need to allow time for your jaw to heal and the bone to fuse before the process is complete. However, you can receive temporary replacement teeth until that occurs. That means you leave the clinic with a brand new smile after just one appointment.

Once osseointegration has taken place, you return to the clinic for your permanent and customized new teeth prosthetics. The time required for healing tends to be less because the implants actually become a part of your jaw.

Our TEAM OF EXPERTS are HERE TO GUIDE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY

Drs. Andrew Mueller, Patrick Waters, and Dr. Danielle Larivey, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Wichita Falls TX and San Antonio, TX, and their team at The Marquis Center For Oral Surgery & Dental Implants welcome you to their practice!
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