What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically positioned directly into the jawbone. Once the implant and the bone fuse, the dentist uses it as a replacement root; an artificial tooth is mounted directly onto the implant.
Before the development of dental implants, anyone that lost one or more teeth either had to have a bridge fitted or wear a denture. Both bridges and dentures have disadvantages; a denture is hard to keep stable, and when fitting a bridge, the supporting teeth have to ground down, which weakens them. Neither of these problems is an issue when you opt for dental implants in West Town.
Dental implants are as strong as natural teeth, are not affected by decay, and with proper oral care, will last a lifetime. There are significant advantages to dental implants, making them the preferred way to replace missing teeth.
The advantages of dental implants:
* When a tooth is lost, loss of jawbone also occurs. When a dental implant is in place, this does not happen. As a result, there is no facial sag, your gums will not shrink, and you will look younger.
* Replacement teeth that are supported by a titanium implant are every bit as strong as natural teeth. You will be able to bite and chew the same as you did with your natural teeth.
* There is no involvement of teeth either side of the implant; this is not the case with a bridge.
Teeth tend to occupy the space left when a tooth is missing. A dental implant fills the space, stopping any tooth movement.
* Dental implants in West Town are permanent. Unlike a denture, there is no need to apply adhesive, and as there is no false palate, there is nothing to interfere with the taste of food.
The only thing that limits the number of tooth implants you can have is the condition of your jaw bone. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or all the teeth in a jaw.
Dental implants in West Town are the ideal way to replace one or more missing teeth. To discuss the procedure and benefits in detail, contact Washington Dental Care.