While regular brushing, flossing, and checkups allow many of us to maintain our natural smiles for a lifetime, sometimes our teeth just can’t go the distance. If you’ve lost a tooth (or a few teeth) due to injury or disease, dental implants can rejuvenate both your smile and your oral health.
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.
Single or Multiple Implants
Implants are versatile. If you are only missing one tooth, one implant plus one replacement tooth will do the trick. If you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants.
Advantages Over Dentures or Bridges
Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. And because they don’t directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth. In fact, bridges are only expected to last seven to ten years, even less with root canals, whereas implants will typically last a lifetime.
Your new tooth or teeth will have excellent stability and strength, and will look and feel like your natural teeth.
Reasons For Implants
- ✱ Improve the comfortability of your teeth
- ✱ Enhance the appearance of your smile
- ✱ Correct your linguistic speech
- ✱ Raise self-esteem and self-confidence
- ✱ Promote good oral health
- ✱ Support bridges and dentures for stability and security
Dental Implants Procedure Involves:
Dental implants are recommended to replace missing teeth.
Implant posts are surgically implanted into the missing tooth area and require a few months until bone fuses to the implant post.
A customized crown or bridge will be permanently placed.
Dental implants restore the natural beauty, primary function, and overall appearance.
We use these products for this type of treatment:
Caring For Your Dental Implants:
You must care for your implants. Remember to be sure to follow the after-care instructions provided. Below are useful tips for maintaining your implants for a lifetime:
- ◆ Manage a healthy diet by limiting sugar and carbonated drinks.
- ◆ Brush and floss your teeth daily (two times a day, two minutes each).
- ◆ Be sure to see your dentist regularly for a routine check-up and dental cleaning.