For replacing a single tooth
For replacing two or more teeth
For replacing a full arch of teeth
(top or bottom)
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are a long-term solution to missing teeth (edentulism). Dental implants can function and feel very similar to your natural teeth. Today, many people prefer getting dental implants to replace their missing teeth. It is a surgically fixture that is placed into your jawbone. Compare to the traditional treatment solutions for missing teeth, fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants likely will not affect neighboring healthy teeth or lead to bone loss in the jaw. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Invented by Per-Ingvar Brånemarkin, a Swedish orthopedic surgeon in 1952 , dental implants are considered the new standard of care for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth in dentistry today. Today, technology and science have progressed to greatly improve the outcomes of dental implant placement and the success rate for dental implants is close to 98%.
A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over the span of a few months. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that act as a replacement for the roots of missing teeth to provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth.
Having a dental implant fused to the jawbone is the best and closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and offer great stability. The process of fusion between the dental implant and jawbone is called "osseointegration."
What makes dental implants feel completely comfortable and secure? Because dental implants are made of medical-grade titanium or cosmetic white zirconia for esthetic zone, which allows them to integrate with bone without being recognized as a foreign object in our body. Over time, when dental implant actually fuses to the living bone cells of the jaw this union will forms a strong and durable anchor for your new teeth, meaning there’s no slippage or other movement (which can sometimes happen with dentures). There are also no problems eating with dental implants, no need to repair them regularly and no more worrying about smiling freely and openly.
Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming a new standard in tooth replacement.
DENTAL IMPLANTS CONSIST OF THREE PARTS
1) The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
2) The abutment: A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
3) The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.
You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. If you need to restore a full arch, you may be a perfect candidate for the full mouth treatment. Surgeons will place four implants and then attach a full arch of teeth, giving the procedure its name (all teeth, only four implants).
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If you struggle with dental issues and can’t seem to find a solution that makes you happy, dental implants could be the right choice for you. Beyond the aesthetic appeal, many people find that the health benefits are an important factor when considering implants.
Did you know implants can help prevent bone loss in the jaw? The natural erosion of bone begins as soon as a tooth is lost, and if nothing is done, this may result in the loss of other teeth and could cause a “sunken” look in facial features. Dental implants integrate with the bone, providing a stimulus that keeps the jawbone from deteriorating. This helps maintain a more youthful facial structure, boosts confidence—and leads to better oral health.
Did you know dental implants could help improve overall health, too? With strong, full functioning teeth, patients can expand their diets and eat healthier foods again, like nuts and fruits.
Did you know the long-term success rate of implants is over 95%?
You also should take into account the longevity of implants. When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them one of the best investments for long-term tooth replacement.
Some of the more common advantages of dental implants to consider:
Unlike dentures, they never slip or move—and you don’t have to use special cleaners and adhesives.
Unlike fixed bridgework, dental implants don’t require adjacent healthy teeth to be filed down.
To better understand what makes dental implants the definitive solution for missing teeth, please feel free to visit us for a free consultation.
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