A Guide to Dental Implants
Any loss of teeth can wreck a perfect smile and prompt emotional distress and a lack of confidence. Luckily, there’s one cosmetic dentistry technique that can fix this issue and restore that smile and confidence.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, setting the stage for a replacement for missing teeth.
The implants are shaped like a screw and are implanted along the jawline. This base then becomes a perfect post for the crowns. If in need of more than one tooth, a bridge can be set in to link several artificial teeth together. Although it sounds complicated, the process couldn’t be more straightforward!
Unfortunately, implants may not be the right choice for everyone. One issue is having any type of gum disease like gingivitis. Other details like bone loss due to a dental abscess is another disqualifier. The gums and jaw must have good oral hygiene.
Potential patients interested should always confer with their dentist if dental implants are right for them. This process was launched over 30 years ago and implants immediately superseded dentures in popularity.
Unlike dentures, dental implants remain secure in the mouth. This prevents them from slipping out of the mouth or cracking. More importantly, dental implants are unlikely to cause tooth decay. Some partial dentures may be poorly placed, causing them to rub against the gums and cause potential damage to the surrounding teeth.
Considering dental implants for teeth replacement?
Always seek out the best dentist for the job. Recommendations and the American Dental Association (ADA) website at www.ada.org can help narrow down the search.
Look for an office that comes equipped with personalized care methods, and the latest in cosmetic dentistry techniques with a free consultation.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Matthew Shine