Dental implants can help you regain your smile and confidence. After all, nobody wants to be seen without a smile. Dental implants are designed to replace the roots of missing teeth and they are not only functional but aesthetically pleasing as well. Let’s explore the advantages of dental implants from what they are made of to what they cost!
What dental implants are
Dental implants are that are used to replace the roots of missing teeth. They work by acting like artificial tooth roots, anchoring dental crowns, bridges or hybrids (full set of teeth) in place and restoring chewing ability. There are many benefits to dental implants including their lifespan, which is measured in decades; they do not require additional dental procedures such as bridges and dentures; and they provide a natural look for people who have lost their teeth due to injury or sickness. Some common dental conditions that may necessitate a dental implant include: periodontal disease, dental injuries, dental decay and dental wear.
The medical field has invented many ways of replacing missing teeth in the past few decades. In ancient times, gold was used to restore the functionality of teeth or dental restorations. In the 19th century dental bridges became popular and they remained so into the mid 20th century before dental implant surgery came to light as an advancement in dentistry.
In modern day, dental implants are preferred over dental bridges for a number of reasons: Dental bridges require patients to have existing healthy dental structures to support the bridge, dental implants do not. Dental bridges are artificial teeth connected to one another and not individual teeth where you can pass floss in between. This is a deciding factor for patients who have dental issues that can hinder dental implant surgery.
What dental implants cost
Dental implants may seem expensive, but dental implants are made of titanium, which is one of the strongest metals in existence. The dental implant procedure itself takes only about an hour and a half to complete; it starts with placing a “post” into your jawbone where your tooth would go. Then the artificial tooth or teeth are attached to this post. This can be done all at once for just one missing tooth, or an entire arch of teeth if you lost more. Dental implants not only look natural but also feel like normal teeth because they act like real ones: You have chewing ability, dental implants allow normal speech and aesthetically look great once restored with crowns or hybrids! Most people who get dental implants are so happy to have them.
One dental implant treatment can replace a single tooth and multiple dental implants can also be used to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth; dental implants are that strong! And if dental implants are taken care of properly, they can last for up to a lifetime.
The Advantage of Dental Implants
Dental implants are natural-looking artificial tooth roots used to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have a variety of advantages and disadvantages, which we will explore in depth.
The dental implant advantages include:
- They mimic the feeling of natural tooth roots.
- They provide structural support for replacement teeth.
- Have an estimated lifespan of between 10, 20 years or more. We offer a lifetime guarantee if regular maintenance is done.
- Are difficult to distinguish from natural teeth.
- Can restore dental function and help prevent bone deterioration.
- Are cost effective when compared to dental bridges.
- They improve dental hygiene and dental health
Who is a candidate for dental implants and who should avoid them altogether
For dental implant candidates, dental implants can replace lost teeth and improve dental health. When dental implant candidates have good oral hygiene, dental implant success rates are at their highest. However, dental implants may not be an option for people with poor dental hygiene.
Dental implant candidates should also receive dental implant treatment as soon as dental disease is detected and teeth are in bad condition. Dental implant candidates must not smoke because smoking affects dental implants negatively by increasing the risk of dental implant failure, or worse yet, a dental implant becoming infected and/or causing serious health problems.
Dental implants are a great dental option that can replace lost teeth and improve dental health. When dental implant candidates have good oral hygiene, dental implant success rates are at their highest. However, dental implants may not be an option for people with poor dental hygiene. If you’re looking to get your smile back in a timely manner and efficiently then consider the benefits of dental implants! For more information about how we can help you achieve optimal dental health through this treatment method please contact our team today: 877-840-1910