Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best.
Affordable Dental Implants
A dental implant is like a small, screw-shaped post that replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. It is, placed into your jaw to hold a prosthetic tooth or a bridge. Dental implants is a small post, mostly made of titanium, that serves as a substitute for the root of the tooth. They are a standard in tooth replacement, because they fit, feel and even function just like a natural tooth. It is the best, long lasting option for a replacement.
Dental Implants can replace missing teeth in many different ways:
Replace One Tooth
One tooth may be replaced with an implant, which is inserted into the bone to replace the root part. This has the highest success rate of any treatment for replacing a single missing tooth and will last for many years without needing other treatments. The cost may be higher than other options but it turns out to be more cost effective in time because implants never decay or need root canal treatment and they will feel just like an orginal tooth/teeth.
Replace Multiple Teeth
If you have more than one missing tooth, implants are the best replacement option. You don’t need an implant for every missing tooth, and instead, we can place two implants on either side of a gap and attach fixed bridgework in between them with no implant underneath to act as support of your natural teeth that remain intact. That way there is less chance they will weaken or decay over time because they won’t be supporting any bridge work or other dental work like crowns.
Replace All Of Your Teeth
Implants are a way to support your mouth with either a row of upper or lower replacement teeth, which will never be removed. There might only need to be 4 implants in some cases where the jawbone density and volume has deteriorated. Implants can protect your jawbone and won’t slip off like dentures could. They should last for the rest of one’s life if taken care of properly!
Support Removable Dentures
Implants can make removable dentures more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear. Implants can be attached to removable dentures, preventing the denture from slipping and preserving bone underneath, like when you’re speaking or eating. Implants are also more comfortable than traditional dentures that rest on the gums, as they put less pressure on your jawbone.
Implant Care and Maintenance
Poor oral hygiene and a lack of regular cleanings can lead to destructive bacterial infection known as peri-implantitis. Flossing your teeth daily, and receiving your regular professional cleanings at the dentist, will prevent this from happening. Excessive biting forces come from the habit of clenching/grinding your teeth, or an insufficient number of implants to handle the maximum force generated by your bite. You should receive enough implants that are needed, so that this doesn’t happen at all.
If you have noticed yourself grinding your teeth at night for instance, which is what causes most nighttime tooth wear, then a mouth guard will be recommended in order to protect them from damage as well! Dentures might be more expensive than implanting treatment but they are overall less costly over time because patients never need replacements like when their dentures start wearing out after years and years worth of chewing food.
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