Almost a decade ago, the only cure after losing a tooth – or teeth – was to have removable dentures or a fixed bridge. But the patient had to face discomfort after having removable dentures or a fixed bridge.
Thankfully, with the advancements in technology, we have got a better option than dentures. It is dental implants.
Dental implant in simple language is an artificial tooth root. This root is placed into the jaw in order to hold artificial tooth or bridge. It is usually made from titanium metal. It is fixed in your jawbone and serves as a root for the missing tooth.
You would be glad to know that dental implants will lead to your total mouth reconstruction.
Following are the 5 things that you should know about the dental implants.
1. High success rate:
Dental implants look like real teeth; and many people opt for this procedure. There are very less complication in the procedure. But the success of dental implants depend on the individual’s dental health. Also, it depends on the expertise of the person who will carry out the procedure. In general, the success rate of denture implant procedure is about 95%. A 2014 study suggests that if a dental specialist carries out the implant procedure, then it has greater success rate.
2. Natural look and feel:
Denture implants are customized to look, feel and fit exactly like your real teeth. It is an exact clone of your missing tooth, if the procedure is carried out by a dental specialist. It is fused in your bone and therefore, it gives you a natural feel. Also, special care needs to be taken in designing the crown so that it looks almost indistinguishable from the natural teeth.
3. Easy eating with implants:
Denture implants help you in undergoing a complete mouth reconstruction. It is not like other dental treatments, where you have to take special care while eating. You can enjoy your natural chewing experience.
It is often seen that traditional denture usually slide, making your chewing uncomfortable. But the implants function as your natural teeth helping you eat whatever you want without pain or discomfort. Further, the bite force that can be applied is same as your real teeth.
4. Root replacement for your missing tooth:
Most of the tooth replacement procedures focus on fixing the crown of the teeth. But with the help of dental implants, you can focus on fixing the hidden parts of the teeth i.e. the roots.
The artificial roots are fused in your jaws and that’s why they can hold the tooth in place. The implants are put in a way to make a contact with the bone. After some time new tissues grow around the implant, creating a natural bond between bone and the metal.
5. Implants help in protecting your healthy teeth:
Dental bridge is the most widely used teeth replacement option. It usually involves cutting of some parts of adjacent healthy teeth. But now with the help of denture implants, a crown or a bridge can be positioned. No need of other teeth to suffer due to the problem in one tooth.
Dental implants ensures healthy mouth reconstruction as they do not disturb the already healthy teeth. It provides a foundation in your jawbone in order to support any dental prosthesis that is being affixed.
Over to you:
Denture implants is currently one of the best and long term options for tooth replacement. But is it the right option for you? Here at Clear Choice Dental, our professionals will guide you about all nuances of mouth reconstruction. We make sure that you are briefed about all the options and procedures about your dental health.