Dental Implants Louisville

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Dental Implants Louisville

Are you ready to get one, two, or several dental implants to replace missing teeth? Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants is the number one choice for Kentuckians regarding dental implants in Louisville. We would like to take a moment tell you how dental implants could be viable solution for your mission teeth.

How Dental Implants Function

Dental implants are an effective means to fix lost teeth, as they are fixed to your jaw bone, so they function more like a natural tooth. Dental implants are commonly used for single tooth replacement or to replace full arches of teeth. Dental implants are routinely chosen to replace teeth that have been lost to disease or teeth that have been knocked out.

Alternatives to Dental Implants

Dental implants are great solutions for lost teeth, but it is important to know about implant alternatives. Common dental implant alternatives include dentures and fixed bridges. Even teeth that are infected can often be salvaged if the tooth still has solid support within the jawbone via root canal. Root treated teeth can be fully restored with a post and crown. Ill-fitting dentures can be remade for a better fit or relined to keep the gums and jawbone healthy.

Missing teeth should always be replaced. Otherwise, your other teeth might move, causing the bite to collapse. Correcting this can be costly and difficult.

We'll Make Sure You're Implant Eligible First

Before you go forward with dental implants, we will conduct several medical and dental tests and analyze the results. Based on the results, we'll develop a plan for your treatment. This is to ensure that you do not have any health conditions that could make your surgery inadvisable. In addition, your dentist might use CT scans or dental X-rays to make sure that risk is mitigated and implants are placed precisely.

Surgery #1

The process of receiving dental implants involves two separate dental surgeries. The first procedure is where the dental implant gets fused into the jawbone. A local anesthetic will be administered, meaning that you will be awake during this procedure but will have no feeling around the implant site.

We will drill a hole into your jawbone and place the implant inside, then stitch your gums shut. The second surgery won't occur just yet, because we need to give this site plenty of time to heal and allow the new dental implant to integrate properly with your jawbone. Over time, new bone cells will develop on and around the implant, locking it into position so that it cannot move.

Surgery #2

The second dental implant procedure is shorter and sweeter than the first. After somewhere between 3 to 8 months has passed since your first surgery, we will either make necessary changes, or if all is well, a healing cap will be attached to the implant where a permanent artificial tooth will be placed.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

We hope you've found this information valuable in determining whether or not you wish to proceed with dental implants. If you are interested in dental implants in Louisville, contact Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, the region's most trusted dental implant provider.

Dental Implants Louisville
Louisville Oral Surgery & Dental Implants
5906 Bardstown Rd
Louisville KY 40291 US

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Dr. Staples found the perfect place to start his practice when he first saw Mission Viejo. A native Californian, he wanted to find a community that catered to his vision of both his work and family life. His dream was to raise his family in a town that provided a safe, friendly environment with good schools and healthy family values.

Since moving to Mission Viejo in 1976, Dr. Staples has been a figure in Mission Viejo both personally and professionally. With his wife, Durenda, they raised 3 children and experienced many years of community interaction and support. From Little League to club soccer, high school football and gymnastics, Dr. Staples has been an active parent in nearly all sporting organizations that are available in Mission Viejo. And now that his children are grown, Dr. Staples is committed to staying involved in the community by professionally sponsoring many local teams and schools. Dr. Staples has participated in other things such as the Elk’s Club, Charity Events, Food Drives and in-classroom dental education at many local elementary schools. Dr. Staples also spent many years as an active member of an a cappella singing group that performed at numerous churches, local civic events and social outreach programs.

Aside from his personal endeavors, Dr. Staples’ educational and professional background is substantial. A graduate of Whittier College, Loyola University School of Dentistry and the USC Orthodontic Department, Dr. Staples considers educational curiosity to be the hallmark of a professional’s life. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which is the highest level of professional achievement for diagnostic abilities and treatment skills. He is also a former clinical professor for the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Orthodontic Department and the inventor of an innovative orthodontic expansion device that is used in orthodontic offices worldwide. He reads every piece of dental and orthodontic literature that he can find, and continually takes advanced, specialized courses that involve the latest breakthroughs in the profession.

Over the years, Dr. Staples’ professional and personal involvement in Mission Viejo has brought smiles to many faces you see every day. With everything he has done, Dr. Staples has never veered from his initial dream to provide honest, exceptional orthodontic care to his community.

Since establishing himself as one of the first orthodontists in Mission Viejo, Dr. Staples has had a commitment to provide his patients with the highest quality of orthodontic treatment in a supportive, caring way. He uses the latest technology along with proven orthodontic solutions and recommends them based on his patients’ individual needs. High-tech orthodontic systems can be seen in his use of self-ligating brackets, like the Damon System, Invisalign treatment, temporary anchorage devices, digital orthodontic systems, and more.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Staples is the Program Director and tenured instructor for South Coast Dental Institute, a vocational school that is involved with dental education.