How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant replaces both the lost roots and visible crowns of teeth. Disregarded by other dental prosthetics (which only replace the visible parts of teeth), the roots of teeth are very important for maintaining healthy bone mass in the jaw. Once a tooth is lost, the jawbone is left unstimulated and will atrophy. Because dental implants are made from strong, biologically inert titanium, the bone surrounding the implant will generate new tissue and stabilize the implant. Once the implant stabilizes, a permanent prosthetic such as a dental crown or series of connected dental crowns (a bridge) can be attached to an abutment that slightly protrudes through the gums.
Once the crown and implant are secured, the patient’s smile is beautifully restored with a natural looking and – most importantly – functioning tooth replacement. The entire process from implant to placement of the crown typically takes six months to complete, although this can vary based on individual treatment needs.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer unique advantages when compared to other tooth replacement options. First, dental implants are exceptionally durable and restore oral function more than any other prosthetic dental option, even allowing patients to eat a full diet that includes difficult-to-chew foods.
Dental implants are long lasting. While dentures can lose their fit over time, dental implants can hold prosthetics firmly for decades, if not a lifetime.
Implants also are low maintenance. Unlike dentures, which require removal for cleaning, or bridges that might need water irrigation underneath their crowns, dental implants are cleaned by brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth.
Lastly, dental implants do more than simply replace missing teeth above the gum line. They also act as an anchor below the gum line and stimulate the bone just like natural teeth would.
Schedule Your Consultation
No matter if you’ve lost one tooth or multiple, it’s worth exploring your replacement options, so schedule your consultation today! During your visit, our team will answer any questions you may have, provide information about the procedure and perform an exam to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
If for some reason you are not a candidate for dental implants, our team will suggest other tooth replacement options that might be better suited to your particular needs. Our team believes that no one should have to suffer an incomplete smile or the health risks associated with it.
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