What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is simply an artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium, that is placed into your jaw, which serves as an anchor to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture. For individuals who wish to replace missing teeth, dental implants may be an effective long-term solution. Dental implants provide greater structural support and typically last longer than either Permanent Bridges or Full or Partial Dentures.
Why have dental implants become so popular?
As our life expectancy increases, and our general desire for better health, there has been an increasing need for better solutions replace damaged and missing teeth. Removable bridges and full dentures are generally loose and unstable. Also, we no longer have to drill away healthy adjacent teeth to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants are now the standard of care in such situations.
What are some of the advantages of dental implants?
- ESTHETIC: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth!
- TOOTH -SAVING: Dental implants don't sacrifice the integrity of adjacent teeth like a permanent bridge does because adjacent teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched thereby maintaining your oral health!
- CONFIDENCE, COMFORT, AND SELF ESTEEM: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the annoying clicks and movement of dentures. They'll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy adhesives.
- RELIABLE: The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
- IMPROVED APPEARANCE AND SPEECH: No longer will anyone see unsightly metal clasps or unnatural looking plastic, holding false looking prosthetic teeth. Instead of loose and wobbly false teeth, teeth supported by dental implants will feel as natural and solid as your original healthy teeth did.
- EAST BETTER, ENJOY MORE FOODS AND HAVE BETTER NUITRITION: Since implant supported crowns and bridges are as solid as natural healthy teeth, you'll be able to enjoy all the foods you want and forget about what foods you can or can't eat. Now you can feel completely naturally again.
The Procedure Step by Step
- Examination and planning
- Placing dental implants
- Bone Healing 4 to 6 months
- Connecting the abutment/Bone Healing
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