If you’ve lost one or more teeth, whether it’s from gum disease, tooth decay, injury, or any other reason, it is time to consider restoring your smile with dental implants. Of all the ways to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. There is no other tooth-replacement option that will give you a longer-lasting result. Furthermore, dental implants also help you preserve jawbone that naturally deteriorates when you lose a tooth, which is one of the biggest hidden consequences of tooth loss.
A dental implant is a replacement tooth root, typically made out of titanium, that provides a strong and sturdy foundation for your replacement teeth. The surgical procedure to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia for most cases. After a healing period, your implant is topped with a custom-made crown to match your natural teeth. Dental implants have a success rate of more than 95%, which is remarkably higher than any other tooth-replacement option.
You’ll be amazed to learn more about the variety of ways dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or even all of your teeth in your mouth. Implants are so strong that they can support a fixed denture, meaning a full row of top or bottom teeth can be anchored by as few as four implants. Furthermore, as few as two implants can be used to stabilize a lower removable denture so it won’t slip while you’re eating.
While there are a countless number of reasons to choose dental implants to restore your smile, the top advantages of dental implants include:
Decades of research have established that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth, which is why we recommend using them whenever possible. There is simply no other option that offers you the same advantages. However, dental implants aren’t for everyone. Are you a candidate for dental implants? Let’s examine the criteria for dental implant success.
In most cases, if you are healthy enough to undergo a routine dental surgery, you are healthy enough for dental implants. However, it is essential that you have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant. Furthermore, you also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits in order to be an ideal dental implant candidate. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders, or patients who’ve undergone radiation therapy to the head/neck area will need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants is to make an appointment to come in and see us. We would be happy to examine you and discuss all of your tooth-replacement options. Contact our experienced team at Brodner Dentistry for more information and to request a dental implant consultation today.