First, what is a dental implant and how does it work?
A dental implant is a highly specialized metal object that is in the shape of a tooth’s root. If you were to see one, you might say it looked like a screw. A dental implant has a special coating on its surface, allowing your bone cells to fuse directly to the implant, creating a very tight attachment between your bone and the implant. The implant is left undisturbed for a period of time to allow for proper bone-to-implant integration. After healing has taken place, you are ready to have the implant restored with a crown, a bridge or a denture.
What are the benefits of having dental implants?
1.An implant is the most conservative way to replace a missing tooth. You do not have to compromise adjacent teeth to help replace a missing tooth. Your implant will function just as a natural tooth does. You will be able to brush and floss, just as you do for the rest of your teeth. The best thing is that the implant will look and feel as good as any natural tooth in your mouth!
2.If you currently wear a partial denture, implants can be a great alternative treatment to replace your missing teeth and do away with those bulky partials! Loose dentures causing sore gums can be eliminated with the use of implants.
3.Areas in the mouth with missing teeth often suffer from bone loss. Implants can keep this from happening, once they have integrated into the bone.
Dental implants are truly a fantastic and beneficial solution for many dental problems.