Dental implants have a famous and successful history of changing lives. For decades, implants have been the most reliable and long-lasting tooth-replacement option available.
Just like any other prosthesis, a dental implant replaces and functions like a natural tooth that is missing. They’re useful alone, or several at a time depending on what your unique needs are.
Benefits of a Single Dental Implant
Filling in the gap with an implant helps you maintain the spacing and alignment of other teeth, chew normally, and smile without shame.
If you’ve lost a tooth to disease or an accident, then an implant is a great replacement. It’ll be with you for life. Just be sure to take good care of it like your other teeth. Other than that, you can basically forget that it’s even there!
How Multiple Implants Can Help
What if you need more than a single tooth replacement…like a dental bridge or denture? Implants can help here, too.
A traditional bridge is a decent option, but it does require that healthy teeth be deliberately reshaped to anchor it in place. Instead of doing this, you can use implants to support a row of false teeth.
Implants of different sizes can even anchor full dentures into place. This frees you up from the worry of your denture slipping or feeling loose. An implant-supported denture gives you more bite strength and stimulates the bone, preventing changes in your profile.
Dental Implants Can Benefit Anyone
As long as your jaw is healthy, your oral hygiene is great, and your overall health is good, you could be an implant candidate.
Talk with dentist about options for rebuilding your smile with the help of one (or more!) dental implants.
Posted on behalf of:
Seven Hills Dentistry
1305 Cedarcrest Rd #115
Dallas, GA 30132
Dental implants are much more popular today than they ever were before. Since implants are now the “Golden Standard” of treatment for replacing missing teeth, most dentists will recommend dental implants before bridges or removable dentures. Why is this the case?
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants last longer than other traditional tooth replacement methods such as bridges or partials. They also resemble natural teeth, since they are placed in the jawbone. This allows them to be extremely stable, and function the same as a real tooth.
With implants, you can speak and eat with ease, since they feel and function similar to a natural tooth. You then gain the protection of surrounding teeth, because unlike a bridge, implants do not require altering the structure of the adjacent teeth.
Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?
If your gums are healthy and you have an adequate amount of bone to hold an implant, then implants are probably a great option. Talk to your dentist, who knows your individual case and can best determine if implants are right for you.
Your Implant Process
The first thing to do is meet with your dentist to develop a treatment plan. Your first treatment visit will involve placing a small titanium post into jawbone, where the missing tooth once was. In just a few months, new bone will form around your artificial root. Then, you will return for a connecting piece (abutment) to be placed on the dental implant, which supports a tooth-colored crown to the implant.
Dental implants have become more popular due to the many benefits that they provide. They are also more readily accessible than they used to be. Are you interested in getting a dental implant? Call your dentist to schedule an implant consultation today!
Posted on behalf of:
Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC
1295 Hembree Rd B202
Roswell, GA 30076
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