If you are worried about missing teeth dentures that are uncomfortable or do not want to have a nearby good tooth chipped to make a bridge talk to our specialists to see if dental implants are an option for you.
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile.
Dental implants are made up of titanium that are compatible with the human body. They are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw. The jawbone fuses with the titanium surface providing a strong anchorage for the dental prosthesis constructed over it. To receive an implant,you need to have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant.
Benefits of dental implants
The mouth is restored as closely as possible to its natural state.
By replacing the entire tooth including the root it is possible to replicate the function of natural teeth with a strong stable foundation that allows comfortable biting and chewing. In addition nothing in the mouth looks or feels artificial.
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than other restorative options (bridges and dentures)
Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Natural teeth absorb great amount of biting pressure – approximately 540 lbs/sq. inch. On the contrary those who are wearing dentures can hardly absorb 50lbs/sq. inch. However dental implants can withstand 450 lbs./sq. inch biting pressure without any problems whatsoever. Implants if properly maintained can last a lifetime depending on the bone strength and other oral conditional of the patient
Implants preserve the integrity of facial structures
By preventing the bone disintegration that would normally occur with the loss of teeth the facial structures remain intact. This is particularly important when all of the teeth are missing as the lower one-third of the face collapses if implants are not placed to preserve the bone. Your smile is improved when replacement teeth look more like natural teeth Even when only one tooth is missing long term esthetics are usually much better with an implant supported replacement tooth than with a traditional tooth supported bridge.This is particularly important in the front of your mouth where preventing a visible bone defect is critical for natural appearance.
Adjacent teeth are not compromised to replace missing teeth
Tooth replacement with traditional tooth-supported bridges requires grinding down the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth so that the bridge can be cemented onto them. This tooth structure can never be replaced and the long-term health of these teeth is compromised. Partial dentures have clasps that hook onto adjacent teeth putting pressure on them as the partial rocks back and forth. Eventually these teeth can loosen and come out as a result of this pressure. Replacing missing teeth with implant supported crowns/bridges does not involve the adjacent natural teeth so they are not compromised or damaged.
Overall quality of life is enhanced with replacement teeth that look feel and function like natural teeth
With implant supported replacement teeth the appearance of the smile is more natural and the teeth function more like natural teeth. The result is increased comfort and confidence when smiling speaking and eating. It improves your speech by eliminating or reducing the “fullness” of full or partial dentures. Chewing can be difficult with dentures. Dental implants let you eat without worries.
Convenient oral hygiene
It is much easier to care for an implant supported crown which can be cleaned like a natural tooth. In comparison a tooth supported bridge requires the use of a floss threader for proper cleaning. It is also more convenient to clean a full set of implant supported replacement teeth than a traditional denture.
Since implants preserve bone preventing deterioration of the facial structures appearance is improved. Collapse of the lower one-third of the face caused by complete tooth loss can be visually corrected and the remaining bone preserved. The appearance of wrinkles around the mouth caused by posterior bite collapse or complete facial structure collapse is virtually eliminated.
Restored self-esteem and renewed self-confidence
Many of the people who now enjoy the benefits of implant supported replacement teeth state that their self esteem and self confidence have been restored as a result of improved appearance function comfort and health.