Dental implants are an incredibly effective solution for replacing missing teeth, even an entire smile. They look natural and are more stable than removable dentures, allowing the wearer full functionality for eating and speaking. The procedure for dental implants involves placing metal posts (the implants) into the jaw, where they will fuse with the bone. A restoration is then fixed onto the implants to restore a full, functional smile. If you are considering this dental solution, here are a few things you should know.
The implants can fuse to the jaw.
The implants are screws made from titanium, a metal that has the ability to fuse with bone; it is commonly used for joint replacements. After it has been placed in the jaw, the titanium screw integrates with the jaw bone over time. It can even encourage bone growth, which can restore jaw strength. Dental implants are essentially tooth root replacements as they are resilient to damage and retain strength. Because of these qualities, very few patients experience issues with implants.
Custom and beautiful restorations.
Dental implants are very versatile in that they can support single missing teeth, multiple teeth, or whole arches. These restorations are the visible part of the implant and will match the patient’s exact tooth size and shape. They are made of dental porcelain and can be color-matched to the shade of the natural teeth to ensure true uniformity. Restorations are nearly as strong as real teeth and look nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth as they mimic the way natural teeth look in the light.
Dental implants can replace dentures.
If you are currently using dentures, you may be tired of having to use adhesives or suction to keep the dentures in place. Other drawbacks of removable dentures are that they may pop out at inconvenient times and limit what you can eat. Implants, on the other hand, provide a solid and permanent foundation that allows you to use them as natural teeth.
If you are considering getting dental implants, make an appointment with us at Aqua Dental for a consultation. We’ll assess the health of your jaw and dentition, discuss your goals, and determine which treatment is the most appropriate for you.