How Do Dental Implants Work?
Modern dentistry provides many innovative approaches to restore someone's extracted or broken teeth. Dental implants are one of the best options that we can offer our patients for tooth loss. There is no tooth-replacement option that will give patients a longer-lasting result than that of dental implants. Implants help to preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Loss of bone is one of the major consequences of losing teeth.
HOW DENTAL IMPLANTS WORK
Typically, an extracted or damaged tooth is addressed with a dental implant. A dental implant is a screw-like post that replaces the root portion of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure used to place this implant is minor and oftentimes requires only local anesthesia. After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown that is custom made to match your natural teeth.
OPTIONS FOR TOOTH REPLACEMENT
Used to replace missing teeth, implant-supported restorations can be used for one or multiple teeth, as well as to help anchor detachable dentures. When you have just one tooth missing, a single implant can be inserted into the bone to replace the root of the tooth, and a crown goes on top to look and function like a natural tooth. Additionally, if you have more than one tooth missing, dental implants provide a great way to replace them. You won’t need an implant for every missing tooth. Implant teeth can act as support for fixed bridges. We can use a combination of crowns and implants so that you can keep as many of your natural teeth as possible. Implants can also be used to support an entire arch of upper or lower teeth and can make removable dentures more effective and comfortable to wear. We can attach a removable denture onto implants, transferring the pressure into the bone structure, which will prevent the denture from slipping.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Serving as an enduring solution to replace your missing teeth, dental implants are able to preserve your oral health and smile. When they are properly cleaned and cared for, they can last a lifetime. When someone has missing teeth, the bone beneath the tooth begins to wear away. Dental implants help to prevent further tooth loss, which can cause sagging in the face and a premature aging appearance. With dental implants, you can once again eat your favorite foods with no pain or discomfort. Bridges and dentures are prone to slipping and digging into the gums, which can cause discomfort. Dental implants, however, are the most comfortable replacement for lost teeth. Ultimately, dental implants are a great standalone cosmetic dentistry treatment option that doesn’t impact other natural teeth. They are easy to care for, as they don’t require any special creams or adhesives like dentures. Regular dental exams are the best way to prevent gum disease and other dental issues that may lead to tooth loss. They also ensure that your dental implants last a long time.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
Diligent oral hygiene is an essential determinant in making certain that your implant stays secure in its anchoring to the jawbone and does its job. Poor oral hygiene and lack of regular dental exams and cleanings can lead to a bacterial infection called peri-implantitis. Excessive biting can also be detrimental to your restorations. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, we can custom make you a mouth guard that will protect your implants and other natural teeth. Implants are a long-term investment to your smile and your health. Ensuring you protect that investment is important.
IMPROVE YOUR ORAL HEALTH AND SMILE WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS
Various oral health enhancements are connected to the placement of implants. They are preferred by our patients for their ability to both function and look like natural teeth. They offer a great tooth replacement option for patients of all ages. At our facility, our professional team can examine your teeth and gums in order to determine if you’re a viable candidate for dental implants. If you’re missing one or more teeth and are ready to reclaim your confidence, it’s time to contact our professional dental team to help repair your smile with dental implants.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. In fact, dental implants may offer better long-term advantages than other teeth replacement options. Here are just a few of the many benefits dental implants offer:
Look like real teeth. Dental implants look and feel just like your own teeth.
Are permanent. Dental implants are designed to fuse with bone, making them a permanent fixture in your mouth.
Can improve your speech. Poor-fitting dentures can slip inside the mouth, making you difficult to understand when you try to speak.
Ease in eating. Because dental implants function like your own teeth, you can eat your favorite foods once again with confidence.
A boost to your self-esteem. Dental implants help you feel better about yourself. No more hiding missing teeth or worrying about dentures slipping out. You can feel confident when you speak, eat, or smile.
Improved oral health. Individual dental implants allow for easier access between teeth for daily brushing and flossing, improving overall oral health.
Protection from gum disease. If not filled, the space from a missing tooth can trap harmful food and bacteria, which can eventually lead to gum disease.
Other teeth are not altered. Unlike a tooth-supported bridge, dental implants don’t alter other teeth for support. More of your own teeth remain intact.
Long-lasting. Dental implants are extremely durable and with good care, can last a lifetime.