Losing teeth affects more than just the way you look. It can greatly affect your self-confidence, overall dental health and can keep you away from eating your favorite foods as well. While dentures and removable bridges may replace a missing tooth, they have their share of disadvantages. For people who are looking for a more stable, durable, and natural-looking way to replace missing teeth, dental implants are the answer. Implants have become much popular nowadays as they provide a secure, strong anchor for artificial replacement teeth. They have transformed millions of smiles by offering patients a non-removable prosthesis that functions as their own teeth, similar to their natural teeth. This takes patients out of dentures, decreases the amount of bridgework needed, and improves the overall oral functionality and aesthetics of the patient beyond measure.
Dental implants are small titanium screws, which are placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. Through a process called osseointegration, the bone bonds with the titanium post, thus creating a strong foundation for the teeth. The metal anchors act as a substitute for tooth roots and provide secure anchors for placing artificial teeth or prosthetics.
The success of dental implants is ultimately determined by the amount of bone that remains following extractions or teeth loss. Therefore, consultation with an expert dentist is an important first step in the implant process.
A missing tooth can lead to the following consequences:
It is critically important to replace your missing teeth with dental implants to prevent these health consequences.
Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants offer numerous benefits, chiefly that they:
Though traditional dentures, bridgework, and dental implants can improve the appearance of missing teeth, dental implants are more convenient, comfortable, and more natural-looking than the other two. Besides being a more aesthetic choice, dental implants also resemble more of your natural teeth in their feel and functionality. Above everything, with dental implants, there's no need to sacrifice adjacent teeth' health to provide support for bridgework.
At Larsen Dental Care, we help our patients enhance the quality of their life by improving their overall health while helping them gain the confidence that results from a well-functioning, beautiful and natural-looking smile.