Dental implants are devices used as replacements for missing tooth roots. These implants are sturdy, durable and designed to function just like your natural teeth. These implants are the industry standard for replacing missing teeth. This beneficial treatment option is very popular and effective. If you have one or more missing teeth, you may benefit greatly from the use of dental implants.
Dental implants are uniquely designed to preserve bone in the jaw and face. They mimic the stimulation of a natural, healthy tooth root. As an added benefit, dental implants can prevent the common sunken-in look that many people deal with after tooth loss. This pitted look can negatively impact self esteem, as it drastically changes one’s appearance. Dental implants help the face keep its natural structure.
If you are missing more than one tooth, you are more likely to experience rapid and possibly severe bone loss. It can take as little as a few years for permanent damage to occur. The longer you wait to treat missing teeth, the more your chances of facial deformation increase. People who lose all of their teeth may even have difficulties using dentures if they wait too long to seek treatment.
This is a primary reason for you to get dental implants to replace missing roots. While crowns may fix the cosmetic issue, they need to be supplemented with roots. Just like natural tooth roots, dental implants are carefully embedded into the bone. This protects and preserves your bones and facial structure. Once the implant is in place, it bonds strongly to the bone. This gives you a permanent fix that makes eating food much easier.
Before you get a dental implant, it is best to set up a consultation appointment. In order for your dental implants to work successfully, you will need to commit yourself to aftercare and oral hygiene practices. With proper care, dental implants have a 98 percent success rate. We also want you to set up regular dental appointments to keep your implants and teeth in the best condition possible.
While most healthy individuals are good candidates for dental implants, we want to make sure we provide you with the best solution possible. Certain medical and lifestyle factors may affect your chances of getting dental implants. Common factors include smoking and a history of diabetes or heart disease. Please contact us to set up a consultation so we can see if dental implants are a good choice for you. We will provide you with a thorough evaluation in order to make the best decision possible that suits your needs.
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