The dental industry, as a whole, has seen notable advancements in the past few decades. Dental implants are one of the new developments in the past 40 years—for some very good reasons.
The loss of a tooth or multiple teeth can impact your ability to chew, cause other teeth to shift towards the gap created by the missing tooth, and compromise the mouth's health's function and aesthetics, creating problems in overall oral health. Therefore, it is important to replacing your missing tooth with dental implants to maintain your oral and general health. Dental implants offer a wealth of benefits, including enhanced comfort and confidence and improved oral health.
Dental implants can be used to replace the entire tooth structure, from root to crown. A dental implant is a titanium post surgically inserted in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth's roots. This post provides support to a bridge, dental crown, or denture and restores the functionality and aesthetics of your smile.
Thus, Dental implants can be used to:
When a patient has a missing tooth, either due to dental extraction or falling out, it can lead to the buildup and proliferation of bacteria in the spaces left by the missing teeth. This bacteria will lead to serious forms of gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, if they are left untreated. It is important to replace them with implant-supported restorations to improve the health of a patients' gums and teeth and allow them to brush and floss as they normally would.
At times, even root canal therapy cannot repair or restore unhealthy teeth, and they will need to be extracted to prevent further deterioration and bacteria buildup. Bacteria hidden within cracks or chips can make the existing decay worse, severely weakening the tooth and the surrounding tissue. Replacing these damaged teeth with dental implants is necessary to form a strong foundation for your future oral health.
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants offers numerous benefits; some of them are as follows:
A dental implant procedure can be done by patients of all ages and is the right choice for people with one or more missing teeth due to injury, disease, or decay. They are convenient for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures.
You are an ideal candidate for dental implants if you satisfy the following criteria:
For dental implants, unlike other restorative treatments, since the restoration is fully supported by the titanium posts, the surrounding teeth remain unaffected. This preserves the health and strength of the neighboring natural teeth.
Contact our office by calling us or schedule a consultation with our dentist online to see if you would be a good candidate for dental implants.