What do dental implants do?
For many adults, having dental implants is the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence.
They’re sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that’s surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. After the post is implanted and your mouth has healed, your dentist will attach the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently.
Since the dental implants fuse directly to your jawbone, they’re strong and stable. They won’t shift around uncomfortably in your mouth like some dentures. These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay solidly attached to your jaw.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
On top of performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:
- Are permanent and can last a lifetime
- Offer a cost-effective solution for replacing a missing tooth
- Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
- Preserve your healthy jawbone
- Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
- Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
- Don’t fall out of your mouth
- Are sturdy enough for chewing all types of foods
- Aren’t wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
- Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair
Can anyone get dental implants?
Whether you’re missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are not for children but are an excellent solution for adults.
You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you’re tired of having dentures that won’t stay in place, or if you’re ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men wanting a permanent, lifelong solution to ongoing dental work may be exceptional dental implant candidates. Dr. Nishime discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.
It’s time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Advanced Restorative Dentistry today.