Beautiful Smiles for a Beautiful New Mexico
Boyd Newsome, DMD
Wesley Hanchett, DDS
Dental Implants in Albuquerque, NM
Dental implants are the ideal option for tooth replacement and are now also affordable thanks to our $995 per implant special! Schedule a FREE dental implant consult!
How you ever lost a tooth due to trauma or neglect? If so, chances are that you have regretted losing it either because of a lack of confidence in your smile, difficulty chewing your food, difficulty pronouncing certain words, or the fact that you bite your tongue or cheek more easily. Well, you can now get that tooth back by getting a dental implant! Riverpoint Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is a highly qualified implant dentist in Albuquerque!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small biocompatible screws made from surgical grade titanium that are placed into the jawbone where a tooth is missing. These implants act as artificial tooth roots to secure artificial teeth or attach to a denture to make it stay put while eating or talking. They are very strong, sometimes even stronger than natural teeth, and have a 95% success rate in the long-term. By far, most people who have received dental implants are very happy with them because:
-They look exactly like natural teeth and function as such
-There is no limitation on the types of food you can eat
-They preserve the facial structure
-You regain confidence in your smile
-They prevent deterioration and resorption of the jaw bone that happens when a tooth is pulled out of the jaw bone.
Did you know that a human’s jaw bone resorbs away by over 30% when a tooth is pulled from that area within the first year and continues to resorb away over time? The bone resorption in that area often causes the other nearby teeth to loosen or tilt crooked causing a bite problem or making those teeth hit harder than the others and causing them to get sore or fracture. Dental implants prevent this from happening especially if they are placed soon after the tooth is extracted.
How do dental implants work?
As the picture below shows, implants are titanium screws that are placed in the jawbone. Over the course of several weeks to a few months following the procedure, the implants and bone fuse together to create a strong and secure anchor for your new artificial tooth or teeth. After the fusion is complete, your new tooth is placed on top of the implant. In some instances, the artificial tooth can be placed immediately or within a couple of days.
Dental implants can also attach to dentures and partials in either a permanent way (removable but only by a dentist) or in way that allows you to pop them in and out but keep them in place while chewing and talking. Patients have consistently reported that implant dentures are “10 times better” than regular dentures.
Why is Riverpoint Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry the best choice?
Although dental implants have been used successfully in Europe and the United States for over 30 years; until recently, US dental schools have historically considered dental implants and their surgical placements to be something beyond the scope of undergraduate dental school training.
Consequently, over the past 30 years, most of the best dental implant training programs, were developed outside of dental schools and taught by highly experienced and educated dental surgeons world renown for their expertise. Dr. “B” (Boyd Newsome, DMD) has completed one of these most prestigious courses known as the Maxi-course from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry sponsored by the Augusta University school of Dental Medicine where he was taught one on one by these world renown dental implant experts for close to a year.
He has also taken numerous additional courses in implant surgical procedures to even further enhance his knowledge and skill set in placing dental implants and all of the related implant surgical procedures such as bone grafts and periodontal (gums) cosmetic surgeries. Dr. B is one of Albuquerque’s most highly trained dental implant dentists and is committed to making sure that you get the high quality of dental care you want and deserve.
Contact our office today to schedule a free dental implant consultation with Dr. “B” (Boyd Newsome, DMD).
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Albuquerque's Best Dentists
5 Consecutive years
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
Riverpoint Family, Cosmetic,
& Implant Dentistry
4421 Irving Blvd NW, Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Office: (505) 821-6910
Fax: (505) 792-5771
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Fridays: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM