The devastating impact of dental problems is well-known, and wisdom teeth can often be the source of many issues. This was the case for Adam, a 51-year-old man from Carrollton, Texas. After struggling with oral health for over 50 years, he found Nuvia and it transformed his life.

Adam at Nuvia Dental Implant Center

8 wisdom teeth overcrowded Adam’s mouth, now he has a perfect smile!

Mayo Clinic, WebMD and Cleveland Clinic define wisdom teeth as the third set of adult molars that typically emerge during the late teenage years. 

They often have to be removed as they can cause problems due to their tendency to not fit properly in the jawbone. The average person has four wisdom teeth or third molars, one in each quadrant or corner of the mouth, but Adam had eight, resulting in 16 molars in his mouth in his teens, double the average of a full set of adult teeth.

Radiograph with 8 Wisdom Teeth

The abundance of wisdom teeth and limited space in his mouth caused some of his teeth to fuse together in his late teens. When he finally had them removed in his early 20s, the dentist had to break them apart, which led to further issues. Adam was told by his oral specialist surgeon in his teenage years that he had an abnormal amount of bone in his mouth, which may have contributed to his dental problems. This excessive bone bulkiness made his mouth feel unnatural and was a significant issue for him. This may have led him to clench and grind his teeth as well.

Adam smiling before his dental implants were placed

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a type of dental restoration that involves surgically inserting artificial tooth roots made from titanium into the jawbone to serve as a foundation for a replacement tooth to get the mouthhealthy. They are designed to look, feel, and function like natural teeth and can be a permanent solution for missing teeth. They create a strong oral health foundation you can comfortably eat food on.

There are two main types of dental implants - single and full arch. Single dental implants are used to replace a single missing tooth, while full arch dental implants are used to replace multiple missing teeth or an entire arch of teeth. Full arch dental implants can be done on one or both arches, depending on the patient's needs and oral health. The decision will be made during the consultation with a dental professional.

We only offer full arch dental implants and not single tooth implants. Our focus is on providing comprehensive solutions for patients who are looking to restore their entire arch of teeth. Our full arch dental implant treatment offers a permanent and natural-looking solution for those missing multiple teeth or a full arch.

How Dental Implants Changed Adam's Life

Adam came to Nuvia for a consultation and our team found that he only needed treatment on the upper arch of his mouth. His lower teeth were healthy enough to save..

A common concern for many patients is whether they have to replace both arches if they only need treatment on one. The answer is no. We only recommend replacing what is necessary. In fact, if a patient's teeth are in good shape and don't need full mouth reconstruction, we may direct them to consider a more conservative approach to save their teeth, even if it's not with us.

One of the major benefits of replacing only one arch is that it can make treatment much more affordable. The cost of dental implants can be a barrier for many, but replacing only one arch can significantly reduce the cost.

Photo of a Piggy Bank

However, not everyone is eligible for one arch treatment. In cases where the entire mouth is infected, both arches may need to be treated to fully address the issue and ensure the long-term health and stability of the mouth. The best way to determine if one arch treatment is appropriate is to schedule a consultation.

Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients. Our surgeons will only recommend necessary treatment based on the individual's needs, whether that be full mouth dental implants or a single arch treatment. Our team is dedicated to helping you in any and every way possible.

Dr. Park and Adam

Adam was finally able to experience the confidence that comes with having a beautiful, healthy smile the day after his procedure. He was no longer self-conscious about his appearance and could enjoy the simple pleasures of life, such as eating and speaking, without any discomfort or embarrassment. The extractions and surgery were a success. Adam was able to enjoy all the benefits of his new permanent teeth while his gums and bone positioned into place.

The dental implants have given him a permanent and natural-looking solution that has improved his oral health and his overall quality of life. He no longer experiences the pain and discomfort he once felt, and he can now smile with confidence, knowing that his teeth look and function better than ever before.

Adam's story is just one of many that highlight the life-changing benefits of dental implants. For those struggling with dental problems, especially wisdom teeth, dental implants can be a solution that offers both functional and aesthetic improvements to their oral health.

At Nuvia, our goal is to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and help them achieve their ideal smile. We believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy, functional, and attractive smile, and we are committed to making that a reality for each and every one of our patients.

Adam waving goodbye

If you are experiencing dental problems or are interested in learning more about dental implants, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us today. Our team of experienced dental professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if dental implants are the right solution for you.

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