Our AIM – Advanced Implant Method
Advancements in modern dentistry have made it easy to replace missing teeth using natural-looking and functioning prosthetics. Dental implants are permanent solutions for replacing missing teeth, and when cared for properly, can last a lifetime. At McGann Facial Design, we have developed an Advanced Implant Method (AIM), that provides patients with reduced pain and helps to avoid additional procedures like bone grafting, ultimately leading to a quicker recovery. Our AIM is to provide you and all our patients a long-term solution for tooth loss.
You may be wondering…what exactly is AIM?
Computerized model creation reduces surgery time from 1 hr to 20 minutes for each implant. The implant method will consist of a CT scan to build a 3D model of your mouth.
The model and scan allow precise implant placement, resulting in fewer complications, less pain, and can help to avoid additional procedures like bone grafting.
Methods of Safety
Ensuring patient safety and comfort is our top priority, working only with certified dental anesthesia assistants. Our staff is certified to ensure patient safety and comfort.
Why Should Missing Teeth Be Replaced?
The average adult has 32 teeth, a combination of molars, canines, and incisors. By middle age, however, most adults are missing at least one tooth due to an injury, decay, or gum disease. Though many people choose to forgo tooth replacement, Dr. McGann and the team at McGann Facial Design will tell you that every tooth is important. Each plays a vital role in the structure of the mouth and in relationship to the remaining teeth. Leaving the space where a tooth once stood can have serious consequences. There are many reasons why severely decayed or missing teeth should be replaced as quickly as possible.
~ Speech: Depending on it’s location, a missing tooth can negatively affect the way you speak.
~ Bite Changes: The loss of one or more teeth can cause the redistribution of bite pressure onto other teeth. Over time, this can cause the teeth to shift and move into the space the tooth once held.
~ Gum Disease: Shifting teeth can make it easier for plaque to accumulate in hard-to-reach places. This can increase the risk of gum disease, which can lead to additional tooth loss.
~ Bone Loss: The teeth are place-holders in the jaw. When one falls out and is not replaced, the bone that once surrounded it begins to deteriorate.
~ Aesthetics: A missing tooth leaves a visible gap between the teeth and can be a source of embarrassment and insecurity.
To learn more about dental implants and our Advanced Implant Method, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. McGann, please contact us!