Are you missing one or more teeth? Being in a less-than-ideal dental situation changes your life in immeasurable ways. You’re less sure of yourself. You struggle to perform the same daily activities. You can even feel like a less effective person overall. Dental implants will allow you to reclaim not just your smile, but your confidence and your health. Replacing missing tooth roots leads to a full smile, renewed self esteem, and a natural level of tooth function. What’s holding you back? Read on to learn more about dental implants and reasons to restore your teeth.
Dental Implants: The What, Why, and How
What: Implants replace lost tooth roots. Once attached to a crown, bridge, or dentures, the implant will serve as an independent foundation. As you can see in the diagram, the final entity will consist of an implant, an abutment, and a restoration. At this point, the tooth is fully restored.
Why: Dental implants improve the aesthetics of a smile, its function, and its health. Missing teeth lead to a slew of problems, and implants tackle those issues head-on. They protect bone density, preserve facial structure, lower the chance of surrounding decay and periodontal disease, and stop neighboring teeth from shifting. Even better, they look and feel like natural tooth roots, leading to comfortable tooth replacement that no one will notice.
How: Tooth implants are placed in the jaw bone, where they form a natural bond with the bone over time. This leads to an unparalleled source of stability and security. If your bone is not adequate for osseointegration, your dentist will place a bone graft so that the density is improved. After your implants have healed and connected to your jaw bone, you will be ready for restoration placement.
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