Senior Connections

Senior Solutions For Missing Teeth

Your oral health can directly impact your overall physical health. For seniors, maintaining good oral health becomes important. This is because as you grow older, you become more susceptible to diseases. In fact, nearly 25% of adults between the ages of 65 and 74 have periodontal disease associated with constant health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and stroke. About 30% of older adults lose their teeth because, as you age, our mouth changes. The nerves in your mouth get smaller, making your teeth less sensitive to cavities or gum problems. That’s why seeing a dental professional is essential to get the right treatment plan for you.

According to Dr. Thomas Gonzales, D.D.S., “I treat a lot of seniors with missing teeth caused by dry mouth from medications, inadequate nutrition and poor oral hygiene. They come in to the office looking for some help because embarrassed to smile.” One solution is the revolutionary Hybrid 4 procedure. The technique replaces an entire arch of teeth with four implants with no bone grafting while the patient is sedated.

Dr. Gonzales has successfully placed thousands of dental implants in patients for over 30 years at Sedation and Implant Dentistry Las Vegas. Whether you have failing teeth, periodontal disease, bone loss, large partials, or even existing dentures; you are a candidate for this revolutionary procedure. Healing time is cut in half compared to traditional implant techniques too. Your new teeth will function like natural teeth and you will be able eat your favorite foods again. Your smile is yours again; no more embarrassments, or fears of a mishap.

Dr. Thomas R. Gonzales explains, “I can’t tell you how satisfying and rewarding it is when people come in with really bad teeth and leave with a brand new smile in the same day. I’ve been moved to tears when I see their tears. Getting new teeth that work and look natural means everything to them and me.”

Long time patient Greg Dewitt said, “I never liked a dentist and stayed away from the dentist so the time I met Tom, he had a lot of work to do. Tom told me about these dental implants and I was sick. Nobody wants to lose their teeth. But with the trust I have in Tom I knew it was the right thing to do. I got the All-On- 4® (now called Hybrid 4). They’re bolted in and they’re not going anywhere. I could not have been happier. I’ve been missing teeth for 25 years. I’m 62 years old and I had to learn how to chew again. Everybody when they look in the mirror wants to look good and when I look in the mirror I know I look good because of what Tom’s done. Now people come up to me and say wow what a beautiful smile you have. My wife was so happy that she came in to get work done as well.”

Dr. Gonzales said, “When Greg came he was embarrassed to smile. His teeth were failing and could not be salvaged. We discussed the Hybrid 4 (also known as All-On-4®) procedure and Gregg has been happy ever since.”

Starting the path to your new smile begins with making a consultation with Dr. Thomas Gonzales at Sedation and Implant Dentistry Las Vegas. He will complete a thorough examination and actively listening to each patient to determine the right treatment options for your smile.

When you decided to proceed, it’s as simple as selecting your new smile and making an appointment to make it yours.

Even if you have been told that you do not have enough bone in the past, that you would require expensive bone grafts or sinus lifts, the Hybrid 4 technique can work for you! We have provided healthy new smiles in Las Vegas for over 25 years!

If you, or someone you know, would like more information about personalized treatment with Dr. Gonzales, call (702) 798-6684 for a free consultation including a free CT scan.