What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent solution for the millions of people who have permanently lost a single tooth, many teeth or for those who use dentures. Made of materials that are compatible with human bone and tissue, dental implants provide artificial teeth that look natural and feel secure. They can also be used to attach full or partial dentures.

Dental implants offer many advantages over conventional dentures and bridges, which are often uncomfortable and, due to slippages and clicks, limit a person’s ability to speak and eat normally. Because of this, many people feel self-conscious wearing their dentures. Dental implants can greatly enhance a person’s quality of life by providing the following:

A dental implant is an artificial root (usually made of titanium) which is placed into the jaw to hold a replacement crown, or many crowns, bridge or denture in place.

There are three basic uses for Dental implants.

  • As an artificial root(s) for a single or multiple teeth replacement
  • As anchors for fixed or removable prosthesis to replace multiple teeth
  • As Anchors for a of full denture.

With the exception of your natural teeth, nothing looks more natural than an implant retained crown(s), you may forget you ever lost a tooth/teeth.

A certain amount of bone and good quality soft tissue is required to support the implant, so other procedures like bone graft and tissue graft procedures may be required to rebuild if any or both are deficient.

Some of the reasons why we recommend Dental Implants

  • Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement system available today.
  • Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth and increases your confidence.
  • Dental implants reduces/prevent bone and gum tissue loss that can happen with regular bridges.
  • Dental Implants preserve the jawbone, which can prevent premature ageing and that “sunken in” look.
  • Dental implants don’t require cutting down good teeth so a bridge, crown or cap can be placed on them.
  • Dental Implants are metallic and therefore do not develop decay.
  • Dental implants never require root canals.
  • Successful dental implants provide as strong a bite as a natural healthy tooth.
  • Implants will allow you to eat the food you desire without having to worry about wobbles or clicks and using glues or adhesives.

Increasing your confidence by replacing teeth that won’t move or loosen and have the same look, feel and function of your natural teeth.

  • Restoring normal chewing and speaking functions.
  • Increasing your confidence by replacing teeth that won’t move or loosen and have the same look, feel and function of your natural teeth.
  • Eliminating irritated and painful gums, as well as damaging pressure on remaining natural teeth caused by dentures.
  • Helping to stop the progressive bone loss and shrinkage of your jawbone by “mimicking” the roots of natural teeth.

Who Can have dental implants?

Dental Implants are recommended for patients in good general and oral health. Implants can be successfully placed in patients ranging in age from 18 – 100 years. Research has shown similar success rates regardless of age. Most people with a missing tooth or teeth can have dental implants. Lost tissue (bone or gum) can be rebuilt in some cases.

Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but un-replaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems.

Also, there are obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth. Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth.

Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognised as an effective treatment choice. Treatment is considered more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment.

To find out more about dental implants, contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr Bowora. Even if you think you have medical condition(s) that prevents you from receiving dental implants please call the practice and discuss this with the Dentist.

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