WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Permanent solution for tooth loss
Dental implants represent a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth.
With the help of dental implants, we can fully remedy toothlessness and thus strongly improve chewing and speaking abilities as well as restore a beautiful smile. Implants can also serve as carriers of a fixed dental bridge or denture.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants act as surrogates to the roots of our teeth. They are implanted beneath the gum line and attached to our jawbone. This gives them a safe and stable hold for your dentist to attach the new replacement tooth.
Why get Dental Implants?
For permanently missing teeth, dentures, bridges and dental implants are the three most common tooth replacement methods. However, for some people dentures and bridges are not comfortable and can cause issues like gagging or sore spots. There will also be instances where dentures and bridges are not possible due to poor gum ridges.
Healthy gums and adequate bone structure are both prerequisites to receiving dental implants. Proper hygiene practices and regular visits to your dentist are also important in maintaining your dental implants over the long haul!
Dental implants do not need to be attached to other existing teeth, nor do they require other teeth to be ground down in order to be placed. Because they are planted to your jawbone, they provide excellent stability and don't shift while you are eating or speaking.