Dental Implants An Alternative To Missing Teeth
Dental Implants An
Alternative To Missing Teeth
A dental implant can be used to replace a missing tooth, restore an entire smile or provide a more permanent alternative, rather than dentures or dental bridges, for missing teeth. Periodontal disease can cause tooth loss which may affect your self esteem and confidence. Dental implants are a great alternative for people who are in generally good oral health and who may have lost their teeth due to an accident, or periodontal disease Single tooth implants actually rely on your other teeth for support so they canbe a tooth saving solution in many ways.
Dental implants have improved drastically over the past decade with improvements to implant technology. Materials have improved and implant education is better than ever. What are dental implants? They are artificial teeth that are an alternative to dentures or dental bridges. They are a more permanent solution and have many benefits that exceed the advantages of other options. Do you experience some of the following issues with your dentures or bridges?
When eating foods do your dentures shift and click so that it is uncomfortable?
Have you ever been speaking publicly and had issues where your bridge or denture was shifting and making it uncomfortable to speak?
Do you wish you could eat more steak and comfortably bite into an apple without fear of your denture becoming loose?
Are you embarrassed to smile?
Have you been experiencing bone loss or gum recession while wearing dentures or having a dental bridge?
Have your dentures ever cracked or fit uncomfortably?
Do you feel like youve lost the smile you had when you had your natural teeth?
Benefits of Dental Implants
Appearance – dental implants look far more esthetic as they are placed into the bone structure in your jaw. They may prevent bone loss and further gum recession. The implants look and act more like your natural teeth as compared to loose fitting dentures and ill-fitting bridgework.
Increased Confidence and Self Esteem – Lets face it, those pastes and denture powders can be difficult to use on a daily basis. Have you ever been somewhere and realized you forgot your denture paste and had to make a last minute trip to the pharmacy? With dental implants you no longer have to worry about your dentures slipping and cracking while eating or speaking. They look and act like your natural teeth and are secure.
Reliabilty – success rates for dental implants are very high and the longevity of a implant restorationcan be a lifetime. Of course good oral health, healthy gum tissue and good bone structure help to increase the effectiveness.
Who Does Implant Procedures?
Placing the titanium implant screws into your jawbone is often done by an oral surgeon, periodontist or prosthodontist.
However, some general dentists have taken extensive dental implant courses and perform their own procedures. Other dentists choose to restore the implants that have already been placed by a specialist. Common sense prevails. Make sure you choose a dentist, or specialist, that performs dental implants on a regular basis. Always request to see before and after photos, and check their credentials.
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