If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Dental implants are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance
A surgical device is used to replace one or more missing teeth by fusing to bone and supporting a crown, bridge of teeth, denture, facial prosthetic or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The term “dental implant” refers to that portion of the structure in the bone. Other functional components may be attached to make the device functional including an abutment, to pass through the gums, an abutment screw to secure the abutment to the implant and prosthetic teeth which attach to the abutment. Collectively, the fixture and components create the dental prosthetic.
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
Poor-fitting dentures let teeth slip and cause you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak with confidence and clarity without the worry of your teeth slipping.
Because they become a permanent part of your mouth, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult and uncomfortable. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain or discomfort.
Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
Improved Oral Health
Dental implants don’t require reducing existing healthy teeth like a tooth-supported bridge sometimes requires. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing your dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep your dentures in place.