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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