Understanding Dental Implants
If you need to replace a missing tooth (or several of them,) then dental implants are one of the best options to consider. Made of highly biocompatible, surgical grade titanium – dental implants serve as prosthetic tooth roots that support fixed restorations such as:
- Porcelain Crowns
- Multiple-Tooth Dental Bridges
- Full Mouth Dentures
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Choosing implants allows us to replace your teeth independently of any other teeth in your mouth. For example, a traditional dental bridge would replace a single tooth – but it would require us altering the natural teeth next to it for support.
With a dental implant, you can place a single prosthetic tooth in the location of the missing one. The final product looks and feels like a natural tooth. You can even floss or brush it as you would a tooth anywhere else in your mouth.
Larger implant restorations such as dentures take up even less space than their conventional version. We can even use as few as 4 or 6 implants to support the entire prosthesis, due to the level of integrity that the treatment has to offer.
Implants improve the bone quality of your jaws. As we age, we naturally lose bone. This not only weakens our jaws, it also impacts our facial profiles. Being that the implant root is made from titanium, new bone growth is triggered. Known as “osseointegration,” this process strengthens the jaws and holds the implant permanently in place.
New Teeth for Life
Believe it or not, the integrity of prosthetic implant roots allows them to last for an entire lifetime. Yes, the restorations may one day wear out, but the root will most likely always stay the same.
Find out if dental implants are an option for you by scheduling a quick consultation with Dr. Paul Mathew.