Dental Implants are the newest and most permanent way to replace missing teeth. Implants are basically artificial teeth that are surgically placed into the jaw bone and fuses with it. Made of Titanium, it is used to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement.
Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal (Gum) disease, failure of RCT, an injury, or some other reason.
Dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
What Dental Implants Can Do?
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Dental Implants are indicated as a treatment option for:
- Replacing a Single Tooth: If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
Replacing Several Teeth: If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
Replacing All of Your Teeth: If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots
Advantages of Dental Implants over Dentures or a Bridge
Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth.
- Esthetic: Dental implants look and feel like
your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of
your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often
accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a
- Tooth-saving: Dental implants don't sacrifice
the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because
neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your
own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your
- Confidence: Dental implants will allow you to
once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They'll allow you
to say goodbye to worries about displaced dentures and messy denture
- Reliable: The success rate of dental implants
is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth