Learn more about how implants can function just like real teeth.
There are many reasons why people are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth. After all, implants offer an amazing and impressive array of benefits. Our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Ilya Freyman has been dedicating years to helping patients restore and rebuild their smiles after tooth loss. Dr. Freyman has placed countless dental implants, ensuring that patients get gorgeous false teeth that look just like the real thing. Contemplating getting dental implants? Here’s what you should know,
Implants Can Last a Lifetime
Are you looking for a tooth replacement option that you will have for many years to come with minimal replacement needs? If so, then dental implants may be the best option for you. This false tooth replaces the entire tooth from the roots to the crown and is made from durable material that can last decades.
The implant itself is a small titanium post that acts just like tooth roots (even though it doesn’t look like real tooth roots) and is placed directly into the jawbone. With good oral care, the implant itself may never need to be replaced. We’ll only need to replace the dental crown every 10-15 years, which is an easy process.
You Need Good Hygiene
One of the many benefits of implants is that you don’t need to practice any kind of unique dental care to maintain implants. They don’t require special products to keep them clean. Simply treat them like you would your natural teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing daily and this should remove plaque and food from around your implant to keep them healthy.
So, while you won’t need to remove your implant and soak them overnight in a special solution it’s still important that you practice good hygiene with your new tooth to keep plaque and tartar at bay.
Support Your Current Set of False Teeth
Even if you just got your complete set of dentures this doesn’t mean that you can’t consider dental implants now or in the future. Dental implants are designed to replace anywhere from one to all of your teeth and can even be used to anchor your dentures into place.
If you find that your false teeth are moving or shifting around a little more than you would like while talking or chewing, getting dental implants from our Longwood, FL, dental team can prevent this common issue from happening.
Dental implants are truly the next best thing to real teeth. If you are looking for a lifelong solution to tooth loss, it may be time to talk with our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Freyman about dental implants. Call us today at (407) 260-0224 to schedule a consultation
Specialty dentures help you maintain your appearance and chewing ability. If you've lost some or all of your teeth, your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman can help you choose the best type of dentures for you.
How specialty dentures can help you
Today's dentures are much different from those your grandparents wore. Back then, the fit was often an issue. Poorly fitting dentures slipped, irritated the gums, and made speaking and chewing more difficult.
Fortunately, things have changed. Digital technology makes it possible to create dentures that look like real teeth and gums and are more resistant to wear and tear. Because specialty dentures are custom-designed for your mouth, they're more comfortable and offer a much better fit than your grandparents' dentures.
Types of dentures
During your visit to the Longwood dental office, your dentist may recommend one or more of these types of dentures:
- Full Immediate Dentures: Immediate removable dentures are placed in your mouth as soon as any remaining teeth are extracted. A few weeks before the extraction, your dentist makes an impression of your mouth that's used to create your dentures. Because your mouth changes as it heals, immediate dentures will need to be adjusted periodically. The dentures can be relined and rebased or replaced with conventional dentures eventually when you heal fully.
- Full Conventional Dentures: Conventional dentures are an option when your mouth has fully healed. The removable dentures fit tightly against the ridges in your mouth and are held in place with suction.
- Partial Dentures: Removable partial dentures are a good option if you've lost a few teeth in a row. The synthetic teeth are anchored to existing teeth with small hooks. If you need to maintain the space in your mouth after tooth extraction, transitional partial dentures are a good option.
- Implant-Supported Overdentures: Implant-supported dentures are anchored by dental implants. Implants are small titanium posts added to your jawbone during minor oral surgery. Over the course of several months, the implants osseointegrate, or bond, to the jawbone. You'll only need a few implants to support an upper or lower denture. Implant-supported dentures help you retain more of your biting power and keep your jawbone strong.
Could specialty dentures improve your smile? Call your dentist in Longwood, FL, Dr. Ilya Freyman, at (407) 260-0224.
Because they are without major symptoms, many don't consider themselves candidates for gum disease. Periodontal disease, as it's otherwise known is exceedingly common, affecting half of the adults over 30, and many don't know they have it. There's a lot you can do to help prevent it, but you don't have to do it on your own, get in contact with Dr. Ilya Freyman of Longwood, FL, to find out more.
What to Look For
Gum disease is one of the biggest contributors to tooth loss in adults. Because it is often painless you may not even be aware that you have it. But there are some common symptoms to consider.
If you have consistent bad breath and gums that bleed easily you'll want to consult with your dentist about the possibility that you suffer from gingivitis.
Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease
More visible, and worrisome, symptoms are gums that are red, swollen, and tender. Or if they have pulled away from your teeth, if some of them are loose, or your bite has been altered.
How Your Dentist Can Help
Genetics and certain conditions put you at greater risk of developing gum disease. But good oral health is always a good place to start when it comes to prevention.
At the early stage of the disease, it is still very much reversible. Your first step should be scheduling an appointment with your dentist.
Often it can be eliminated with professional cleaning, as long as it's followed up with daily brushing and flossing. This is because gum disease is caused by plaque, the daily buildup of bacteria that can be eliminated by these healthy oral habits. Habits which should include your twice-yearly visits with your dentist.
If your teeth are crooked and difficult to clean, a professional cleaning can help you. But your dentist may also correct these misaligned teeth through several treatments.
Gum Disease Prevention in Longwood, FL
The earlier you treat gum disease the better your chances of keeping it at bay. So make the call today. Make an appointment with Dr. Ilya Freyman in Longwood, FL, by dialing (407) 260-0224.
Pull a tooth or save it? The easy and correct answer is to save it, if possible. At Dr. Ilya Freyman's Longwood FL office, patients may undergo root canal therapy, a restorative procedure that works wonders. If your Longwood FL Dentist says, "You need a root canal," by all means, go for it.
What is a root canal, and why would you need it?
A root canal is a nickname for endodontic therapy during which your dentist accesses and removes soft tissue from the slender passages in your tooth roots. These chambers contain tiny nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue.
Healthline reports that the number of root canals in a single tooth depends on its size and position. Front teeth have one to two canals while a large molar in the back of the mouth may have four.
When damaged by a blow to the mouth, infection, or decay, the interior soft tissue experiences symptoms such as inflammation and throbbing pain. Also, you may have pimples or pus on your gums, a noticeable crack, or discolored tooth enamel. A visual inspection and X-rays tell your Longwood FL Dentist if he can save the tooth or just extract it.
Other reasons for root canal therapy are:
- Tooth impaction (encased in bone or gums)
- Deep decay
- Weak structure or improper size and shape
Quick and painless
Most people think root canal therapy is painful, but honestly, it's just like getting a big filling. After looking at your tooth and X-raying it, Dr. Freyman gives you some local anesthetic. Also, he installs a dam to keep tooth material from infiltrating your mouth and throat.
The procedure involves opening each canal, cleaning out the diseased pulp, adding antibiotic medication, and filling it with gutta-percha, a biocompatible sealant. She covers the tooth with a temporary filling or crown. Healing takes about a week after which you'll return to the office for placement of a permanent ceramic crown.
Giving teeth a second chance
Root canal therapy spares 15 million teeth in the US alone, says the American Association of Endodontists. Most of these teeth will survive many years, keeping smiles intact and bright.
If you're concerned about the health or strength of a tooth, or if you're in pain, call Dr. Ilya Freyman in his Longwood FL office. He'll evaluate that tooth and promptly treat it. You may need a root canal! Contact us at (407) 260-0224.
Whether you have just obtained new dentures or are a veteran wearer, you should know—and use—the basics of denture care. Your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, crafts high-quality dentures and can show how to extend their usefulness and your oral comfort and function.
The world of dental prosthetics has a long and heralded history. In recent years, dentures have improved dramatically in fit and stability with the advent of implant-supported dentures. Along with partial dentures, conventional dentures, and immediate dentures, these artificial teeth restore smiles for millions of people in the US alone.
Cision PR Newswire reports that denture wearers can experience pain, poor digestion, speech issues, and problems with interpersonal relationships if they don't have the right kind of dentures. Improper care just makes matters worse. That's where your Longwood, FL dentist comes in.
As a former lab technician with extensive expertise in dental prosthetics, Dr. Freyman is dedicated to optimizing his patients' denture experiences. He ensures they have the proper denture along with the proper fit and care plan.
Caring for your dentures
It's not difficult—it just takes consistency and attention to detail. Here's how denture care works:
- Always take out your dentures at night to allow your mouth to rest. Store them in water and/or a denture soak to keep them clean and to avoid warping.
- Gently scrub your dentures with a non-abrasive paste and soft brush to eliminate plaque and tartar build-up. Brush your mouth, and make sure to reach remaining teeth, gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. This freshens your breath and stimulates circulation.
- Rinse your dentures with clear water after you clean them and before putting them into your mouth.
- See Dr. Freyman every six months for an oral cleaning and check-up. He'll inspect your dentures for wear and fit, and if needed, realign them. Dentures do need periodic relining or replacement as they (and you) age, says the Cleveland Clinic. A proper fit avoids the development of sore spots and infections on the gums
- If your denture becomes poor fitting, cracked, or chipped, do not repair it yourself. Dr. Freyman will take care of it.
A great smile
Take care of it with a good denture that's clean and well-fitting. For more information on dentures or for additional advice on their care, contact Dr. Ilya Freyman and his team at our Longwood, FL, office: (407) 260-0224.
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