Losing your teeth can be a painful, uncomfortable, and embarrassing, but you are not alone.
Millions of people lose their teeth every year because of trauma, heredity, gum disease (periodontitis), and poor oral hygiene, and millions of people are turning to dental implants as a way to get their quality of life back.
With dental implants, your dentist can replace your missing teeth with new durable teeth that look and feel like your own. You will find that restoring your smile will help to bring back your self-confidence when eating, speaking, smiling, and even kissing.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Replacements are essential to the continuing health and appearance of the mouth.
Dental implants replace the support you have lost and prevent or slow down new bone loss in areas where a single tooth or multiple teeth had been lost.
Dental implants have progressed rapidly over the years. Many people are finding that dental implants are the most desirable solution for missing teeth. Implants allow for a new found confidence while smiling, far exceeding the comfort and confidence of any other treatment options!
What Is A Dental Implant?
- A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth.
- The crown is the visible section that is covered with white enamel.
- Supporting the crown is the tooth root which extends into the jawbone.
- The root is the part of the tooth that is effectively replaced by the implant.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Dental implants improve quality of life through enhanced…
Function- Implants are the closest prosthetic to natural teeth, offering a titanium root for a solid foundation. Additionally, speech is easier and clearer with a full set of teeth. Dental implants can replace single teeth or full dentures.
Aesthetics- Implants complete a smile with beautiful restorations that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. You’ll experience the confidence that comes from a complete smile.
Health- With reliable dental implants, you can eat all the foods required in a healthy, balanced diet. Studies show that patients without teeth do not live as long as those with natural or prosthetic teeth.
Enjoy the function, beauty and health benefits of a solid and natural smile.
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