What is a Dental Implant?
Single Tooth Dental Restoration
Despite the advanced dental care available, people can still lose their teeth. The main cause is the following:
- Tooth decay and advanced periodontal disease, teeth that cannot be salvaged with root canal
- Injuries, accidents, and blunt trauma
When a tooth or more teeth are lost, you can experience complications like speech problems, chewing pattern changes, and bone loss.
There are three replacement options:
- Partial denture, which is a removable dental restoration.
- A bridge, which is a fixed cemented dental restoration, is used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining one or more artificial teeth permanently to adjacent teeth.
- Dental Implant
Of all the three options, dental implants are by far the best because they look and feel like your real teeth.
The good news is that now you can get your smile back with the newest dental implant technology.
The dental Implant will.
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
- Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
- Improved oral health. Dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the Implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
- Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth, causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
- Helps keep the jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss
- Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
- Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
- Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
The implants are durable, convenient, and long-lasting.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth made out of three components:
The Implant is an artificial root. It is a screw placed into your jawbone, and it is made of titanium or zirconia.
The Abutment is a connecting piece attached to the Implant by a screw. The Abutment can also be made of titanium or zirconia. The Abutment extends through the gum into the mouth to support the Crown.
The Crown is the part of the restorative tooth that looks and is shaped like the natural missing tooth. The Crown can be made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal.
The Crown can be cemented or screwed to the Abutment.
When the Crown is screwed, the screw hole is covered with restorative material used for fillings.
If you are interested in getting a dental implant, please feel free to call out office and schedule a free, no-pressure, no-obligation consultation.