Learn why Dr. William Hay Paducah’s trusted implant dentist.
A dental implant replaces a missing tooth. The implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone and a crown is attached to the top of the implant, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth.
Dental implants are the closest thing to your natural teeth. They are strong, stable, durable and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, and implants can provide better chewing ability.
Do you wear dentures or have a mouthful of missing or failing teeth? Traditional dentures simply rest on the gums. This means that the denture can get dislodged when chewing and often limits the realistic selection of food choices for the denture wearer.
Fortunately, dentures can be attached to implants to help improve their fit and greatly increase function. As an added benefit, the implants prevent the steady bone loss caused by traditional dentures.
Dentures attached to implants give support to the cheeks and lips creating a more youthful appearance. Speaking, chewing, swallowing, and smiling are also improved due to the confidence that results from having the dentures firmly secured in the mouth.
Are you missing or have a tooth that is failing? A dental implant is placed in the bone and left to heal for 4-6 months to allow the bone to re-integrate around the implant.
A post will then attach to the implant and will support a new crown. This can also be done if you are missing a few teeth in a row and have an implant bridge on multiple implants.
A screw in denture is a great permanent option. This appliance is screwed into the dental implants and does not come in or out giving you a more natural feel.
DYNAMIC 3D NAVIGATION FOR MORE ACCURATE DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT
Dr. Hay utilizes the revolutionary system X-Guide® along with i-Cat imaging to plan and more accurately place dental implants.
Yes, ask our office about financing options or payment plans. We have multiple companies with competitive rates. Qualification is based on approved credit.
Your teeth affect everything - from your smile and confidence, to your ability to eat, speak and participate in everyday activities. There is no better option to restore missing teeth. As a permanent restoration, dental implants are an ideal investment in your oral health.
In some circumstances a dental implant isn't necessary. When you visit us for your consultation we will provide you with an accurate, honest diagnoses. If you don't actually need an implant placed we won't try and push you into getting one.
For most patients 45 years or older a dental implant will last for life. The implant itself won't typically need replacement but the crown or cap placed on the appliance may need restoration or replacement every 10-15 years.
Dentures can be out of date, just like anything else you wear. Because dentures wear and stain at a significantly faster rate than teeth do, if you have used the same dentures for over 8 years, chances are you're ready for an updated look. Over time, dentures also become loose. If you need adhesives to hold your denture in place, it's likely they fit poorly enough to cause damage to your jawbone over time.
Our wonderful team will work with you to see if your insurance company will cover the dental implant procedure. If for any reason it's not covered, we will let you know and will work with you to develop a financial plan if needed. Our patients often tell us that it's completely worth the investment of their time and money to permanently replace their missing teeth with dental implants.