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Dental Implants are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.
A Restorative Dental Implant is a replacement of artificial root of a tooth that is placed into your jaw by fusing to the bone to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge. Also, Dental Implants help our patients maintain the jawbone’s shape and density, such as the gum tissues, cheeks, and lips. As a result, Implants are often the best treatment for missing teeth and are the closest you can get to a natural healthy teeth. They will allow you to smile, eat, laugh, talk, and look completely natural with confidence. In conclusion, if you have missing teeth, you can qualify to get dental implants.
Healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant is a must for any dental implant treatment also they must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Regular smokers, also people suffering from uncontrolled disorders such as diabetes or heart disease or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head and neck area need to be evaluated on an regular basis. If you are considering implants, let us know to see if they are right for you.
Dental Implants FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Dental Implants right for you?
It is very important that you are in good health. Some conditions and diseases can affect whether dental implants are right for you. It is very important to let your dental surgeon know all about your medical status. For example, you may not be qualified if you are a smoker, an alcoholic, have cancer or diabetes, or have gum diseases. Also let your dentist know all about the medications you are taking, whether they are prescribed, herbal, or over the counter. Implants do require maintenance.
Why is oral health important for dental implants?
It is very important to follow good daily, oral hygiene to prevent any bacteria from growing in your mouth. It is very important to make follow up appointments so your dentist can monitor your implants to make sure they are functioning properly. Special tools will be necessary to clean your dental implants. Use an extra soft toothbrush twice daily to clean the dental implants, being careful to avoid the surgical incision area. Despite these special cleaning challenges, dental implants are highly successful.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.
- Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
- Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
- Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
- Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
- Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
- Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
Can anyone get dental implants?
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant is a must for any dental implant treatment also they must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders — such as diabetes or heart disease — or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis. If you are considering implants, talk to your dentist to see if they are right for you.
How do dental implants work?
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Implants are usually more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, and most insurance carriers typically cover less than 10 percent of the fees.
The American Dental Association considers two types of implants to be safe. They are:
- Endosteal implants — these are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant.
- Subperiosteal implants — these consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone.
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