Missing teeth can be embarrassing. It can also cause you to look older. Replacing those missing teeth can restore your smile and give you a more youthful appearance. Dental implantslook like your natural teeth and can restore your confidence.
Get a Permanent Solution
Other solutions for tooth replacement are not going to last as long as implants. Bridges, partials, or full dentures will normally only last a few years and then they will need to be replaced. Because your gums will continue to shrink, dentures can become loose and may even cause sore spots on your gums.
In contrast, implants are anchored directly into your jawbone. This prevents slipping, which can affect not only what you eat, but how you speak as well. Implants have the advantage of being immobilized and may last a lifetime. This makes them look and feel like your natural teeth, and you can eat what you want.
Replace One or Many Teeth
Dental implantscan provide you with many options to replace your teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth, several of your teeth, or even all of them. When more than one tooth is being replaced, the teeth are placed on a frame and only a few implants are needed to support it.
Implants are made out of titanium. This metal is bio-friendly and your jawbone will naturally attach to it, making it very stable. Although the implant part that serves as the tooth root may be permanent, the crown may only last 15 years.
A strong advantage of getting implants is that it is the only tooth replacement option that will help to preserve your jawbone. As much as 25 percent of the width of your jawbone under a missing tooth is lost just in the first year. An implant will also help keep your teeth in alignment and not drift.
If you are going to have a tooth removed, the implant will be placed in that socket at the same time. Dentists can place implants in one of two ways. Either they will install the implant and let your gums and jawbone heal completely before finishing it, or they may finish it on the same day.
After an implant is installed, it takes from three to six months to completely heal. Special care must be followed until it is healed, or it may fail.
Implants are the best possible tooth replacement method that there is, but not everyone can get them. There are some requirements. The individual must be free of gum disease and they must have sufficient bone to be able to support the implant. In cases where the patient does not meet the requirements, treatment can be given prior to being given the implant.
The dentists at Global Family Dental can provide you with dental implantsto replace your missing teeth. Our friendly and experienced dentists can provide you with all the treatments needed for successful implant surgery. We are glad to answer any questions you might have and invite you to come in for a free consultation.