If you have missing or broken teeth, chances are there are some foods that you haven’t enjoyed in a while. People with missing teeth often suffer from pain of biting on hard food items as well as the fear of chipping a crown or having dentures come loose.
Now, imagine not having to worry about that anymore. With dental implants, you can enjoy a juicy steak or bite into an apple without having to worry about pain or embarrassment. Implants will give you the ability to enjoy all the food you love again. With dental implants you can be confident with your bite and your smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal frames that are surgically attached to the jawbone, once in position, it creates a secure and permanent anchor for individual crowns. Unlike conventional dentures and bridges, dental implants fit, feel and function like natural teeth. Typically, dentists use medical-grade titanium implant fixtures embedded on the jawbone. Overtime those fixtures will fuse with the bone creating a strong and stable support for new dental crowns. That means compared to other types of teeth replacement, dental implants won’t slip or shift when you eat or talk.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an excellent alternative for people who suffer from missing teeth and other chronic dental problems. They offer a permanent solution to regaining your dental health and restoring your smile so you can be confident and proud to show your pearly whites. Here are some benefits of having dental implants:
It is the next best thing to natural teeth. Dental implants are strong, secure and stable, they will not shift or become loose. They are designed to look, feel and function like real teeth seamlessly blending with your natural teeth. With dental implants you can enjoy life and not worry or feel uncomfortable when you talk, chew or laugh. Additionally, dental implants also let you retain the natural shape of your face and your smile without suffering from any bone loss or other dental health issues.
Dental implants offer the best-long term solution to missing teeth. They are built to last and offer a cost effective alternative compared to bridges or dentures that need to be replaced every 5 years or so. While dental implants may require some adjustments from time to time, with proper care they can last a lifetime.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
The first step to having dental implants is a thorough evaluation of your overall dental health including your teeth and gums. First, you need to have adequate bone that can support the implant. Second, it is important to have healthy gums free of periodontal disease. If you are a viable candidate for dental implants, your dentist and periodontist will determine which type of implant is best for your condition and create a treatment plan suited to your needs.
Keep in mind that a successful dental implant is a team effort. To ensure a successful dental implant that will last for a long time, it is also important to practice oral hygiene including regular visits to your dentist. For more information about dental and to know if you are an ideal candidate, you may contact us on this page to schedule an appointment with your dentist.