Dental implants are realistic looking restorations to help patients who need their teeth replaced (one or several). Today’s modern dental implants are carefully constructed to last a long time - perhaps a lifetime - and function just like real teeth, in some cases even better. They can change a person’s looks and their life for the better.
Providing unmatched strength and structure, dental implants will fuse to the jaw bone, filling in for where the natural tooth’s root would be. This unique level of stability is essential for a patient’s peace of mind, knowing their implant won’t move or break. Speaking and eating can be restored, while the aesthetics are attractive.
Learn more about dental implants and what they can do for patients - perhaps you.
What Is The Process For Getting Dental Implants Like?
Dental implants are composed of three distinct parts - a post, abutment, and the restoration. The post will fill in as a new “root” which is placed into the jaw bone. The abutment connects to the post, and the restoration (the “tooth”), to the abutment. Once the posts are attached firmly to the jaw bone, the patient will need to wait a number of weeks for the healing and fusing process to finish. Once satisfactorily healed, the abutments and restorations (crown) are attached, resulting in a new smile that is incredibly life-like in both form and function. They will feel comfortable once the patient gets used to them. During the entire process, we will take all necessary measures to make sure the procedure is as pain-free as possible.
Do I Need To Get Dental Implants For All My Teeth?
Every patient’s needs are different; some may need just a single implant while another may need multiple implants (a set). When you get a dental implant, the surrounding teeth won’t be compromised, so even if you require only one, the teeth on either side will be left untouched but will be better supported by the implant and healthier, as a result.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?
Some of the most beneficial aspects of dental implants include:
- Reduction of bone loss
- Reduces the look of aging
- Face won’t collapse/cave in due to missing tooth structure
- Eating and speaking made easier
- Strengthen surrounding teeth
- Natural looking