When you need to replace missing teeth, you want something as close to natural teeth as possible. Dental implants represent the state-of-the-art in dental technology, making it possible to restore your smile to its natural state. Dental implants are the only solution that replaces the entire missing tooth and preserves the supporting bone, making them the preferred choice over fixed bridges or removable dentures.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that the teeth will appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Each tooth plays an important role in your oral health. Once you lose a tooth, the immediate solution is to replace it, especially if it is not a front tooth. Any missing tooth can have a negative impact on your quality of life, as well as dental and oral health. When we chew, a healthy tooth strengthens the quality of the bone; similar to how exercise protects against bone loss, affecting how our upper and lower teeth meet.
This may affect how we place pressure on the teeth when chewing, and have an impact on surrounding muscles and joints, resulting in pain and various other symptoms such as headaches or migraines. Hence, each tooth plays an important role in ensuring that teeth in front of and behind it stay in alignment, and maintaining the health of the jaw bone.
Dental implants are accepted by dental professionals for over 40 years, as a successful and trusted method of tooth replacement used today Act like your natural tooth root. You do not feel the difference.
Implants are made of bio-compatible materials. As a result, they are accepted by your body. Your implant can actually last a lifetime with proper care and good oral hygiene. They are also minimally invasive, your adjacent healthy teeth are untouched. Unlike conventional bridges, there is no need to grind down adjacent natural teeth. They help maintain natural bone, and minimize further bone loss due to bone stimulation – one of their most important advantages. Implants also provide stability and comfort, with no adjustment necessary after placement.