Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and provide a permanent solution to removable partial or complete dentures. Dental implants are metal cylinders which act as tooth root substitutes. These are surgically placed in the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant to provide stable anchors in the gums for replacement teeth. Depending on the needs of the patient, some implants can be created and fitted in as little as one day.
Dental implants are integrated into the bone, just like natural teeth. Our office offers a range of dental implants, and we work with you to custom design a tooth that fits the shade and shape of your smile. Most patients can’t differentiate between their natural and implanted teeth.
With proper care, dental implants are the longest-lasting tooth replacement solution.
Many patients upgrade their dentures to implants due to how easy implants are to take care of. There are no messy creams or overnight soaks involved. Implants simply need the same brushing and flossing that your natural teeth require.
Removable dentures are prone to slipping, often giving individuals slurred speech. In addition, removable dentures and flippers cause pressure on the gums, leading to tissue loss and pressure sores. Because of the instability and the pressure, many individuals find that they need to restrict their diet to easy-to-chew foods. Dental implants are integrated into the bone, giving them the stability to speak without slipping and chew without worry.
The gap from a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift towards it, affecting not only appearance, but the individual’s ability to bite and chew as well. In addition, missing teeth cause bone loss due to lack of stimulation. Dentures also can cause bone loss by wearing down on the supporting ridge. Dental implants stimulate the bone, maintaining the bone as well as supporting adjacent teeth.
If you are looking to learn more about how dental implants can benefit you, we encourage you to come in for a dental implant consultation. Here we will take a complimentary panoramic X ray in order to properly evaluate all aspects of your oral health. We will then work with you to address any questions or concerns as well as come up with a comprehensive treatment plan unique to your situation. To get started now, click the link below to schedule your implant consultation.