Dental implants have revolutionized the way in which we can now replace missing teeth. These are titanium screws placed into the jaw bone to hold replacement single teeth, bridges or full dentures. They come in many shapes and sizes. The ideal candidate for a dental implant would have good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant and the best candidates have healthy gum tissue that is free from gum disease.
Implants are the ideal solution to replace missing teeth without affecting the bordering teeth. They can support a bridge and can eliminate the need for a removable partial denture. More and more patients are electing to use implants to provide support for their full dentures. This gives them a sense of security and confidence they have not felt since having their own teeth.
There are many advantages of dental implants including the following key points:
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.
Since dental implants integrate into the bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies bridgework and dentures.
No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth or teeth.
Implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like bridgework does because neighbouring teeth are left untouched. This is a long-term benefit to your oral health.
They will allow you to speak and eat with comfort and confidence and are secure from the clicks and wobbles associated with dentures. They’ll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy adhesives options that are on the market.