Using Dental Implants To Replace Missing Teeth
Does your smile embarrass you because of missing teeth, or do you have one or more that are missing? Today there is a a better solution known as dental implants, instead of having to rely on dentures, as many have in the past.
Dental Implants – What are they?
A dental implant is a man made tooth root that is fashioned from titanium. The implant is placed precisely into the bone of your upper or lower arch. Titanium is used because it is biocompatible with the bone and the two fuse together easier. An abutment is then placed into the implant. Then a porcelain crown is set onto the abutment that has been screwed into the implant. Dental implants can give you a beautiful, natural smile and they are very strong.
Missing Teeth And There Problems
Problems can be caused in your oral health, and bone loss is one of those problems…not just their unsightliness. The bone tends to deteriorate where a tooth once was, when it is missing. The shifting and moving of teeth that causes bite problems, can also be the result of missing teeth, which can cause jaw pain and unnecessary wear on the teeth.
Would You Like A Younger Look?
You can actually be made to look older than your really are, the look on your face actually being altered because of missing teeth. Your face can actually start to shrink and be made to look as if is pinched together, when a tooth is pulled or falls out! Sagging cheeks and wrinkles can develop over time.
Dental Implants are absolutely the best possible solution to replace teeth that are missing, even though partials or dentures can adequately address the issue.
Implants Have Three Types
Dental implants basically come in three kinds. When someone only needs to replace one, two, or at most three missing teeth, then what is known as a single tooth implant is commonly used.
An “all-on-four” is what the second type of dental implant is called. Four implants are placed in the upper and lower arch in this type of treatment. A set of a set of hybrid dentures are then placed on the implants. The result is a natural and beautiful smile that looks like and functions like your real teeth.
The dental implant of the third type is very much like an “all-on-four”. In this instance the hybrid denture is screwed in to six implants that have been placed in the lower and upper arch, in place of the four.
Dental implants are the best way by far to replace missing teeth. Here are some of the benefits:
- Your natural smile can be retained
- They are a solution that is long-term in nature
- Next to your natural teeth, they are the next best thing
Permanently keeping your teeth in your mouth is an added benefit.
Dental implants could be a perfect solution for you, if you wear dentures. Putting your teeth in a glass at night, or messing with gooey creams will be a thing of the past. One again enjoying your food and their varying tastes will be a joy!
We will be happy to help you fully understand all the questions you might have about the treatment options of dental implants that could best be suited for your case or particular condition. So pleas give us a call today.