Dental implants are mainly the permanent tooth replacements, where fixtures of titanium are surgically screwed into jaw bone. The implant is an anchor for a naturally-appearing false tooth or a set of false teeth. They hold a crown, bridge or denture just like the roots would hold natural teeth in place. The success rate of dental implants depends on where the implants are placed and their various purposes. They are typically placed in the front portion of your lower jaw. Implants are increasingly being used to replace certain types of bridges and removable partial dentures too.
Many dentists consider implants to be one of the greatest advancements in dentistry since they are truly “the next best thing to your natural teeth.” Unlike a traditional plate or bridge, dental implants are actually anchored to your jaw. They provide much greater stability for more effective eating, speaking and smiling! People of all ages have discovered how they can improve their lives with dental implants. No more messy, ineffective adhesives for denture wearers. With dental implants, denture wearers report eating foods that they have not had in years!
Say goodbye to slipping partials and uncomfortable dentures. Implants allow for a secure solid fit of the more comfortable palate less denture. Implants can help those who have even their one tooth missed. In the past, two adjacent healthy teeth had to be ground down and “sacrificed” to build a three-unit bridge to replace the single missing tooth. Today, a single implant can often be placed in between the teeth and a crown can be fabricated without affecting the healthy teeth. So if you are a candidate for dental implants, don’t put off getting a complete professional evaluation any longer. Not everyone is a viable candidate for dental implants. A comprehensive evaluation with your general dentist and your implant surgeon will allow you to understand all of your treatment options and choose a dental solution for improving your life.
What are the benefits of dental implant treatment?
A big, healthy and happy smile is assured. And you will have a lot to smile about, too. Dental implants allow you to speak, eat, sing, kiss – in other words, do everything you want – with total self-assurance.
Do implant procedures cause much pain?
In most cases, these procedures may produce very little discomfort. In fact, many patients do not have to use any pain pills. Your decision to use implants will help you to avoid much pain and discomfort in the shorter period of time. Besides, given the overall health care benefits, you should not deny yourself proper treatment out of fear of pain. As with any medical or dental procedure, your attending doctor, the dentist, is equipped to provide you with appropriate treatment, including any pain medicines you need.