Have you been missing a tooth or teeth for a while or tired of wearing a loose denture? Dental implants can help address these issues.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is actually a root replacement made of titanium. This is placed directly into the jawbone where bone cells grow and adhere to it. In a few months, these bone cells attach to the implant, strengthening the implant to the jawbone giving it a very high long-term success rate (≥95%). Then the crown, bridge or denture can attach to the implant(s).
Why is it important to replace badly broken teeth or gaps?
As soon as teeth are missing, there is an imbalance created in your mouth. The adjacent remaining teeth can tilt and shift to fill in the gap. This could further lead to gum and bone issues as it may become more difficult to keep clean or interferes with patient’s chewing abilities. Due to this, it is not uncommon for this to lead to losing several other teeth over the years.
Losing a tooth can put a lot of emotional stress on someone. In varying degrees, we are all somewhat concerned about our appearance, and it affects our confidence as well.
To lose your perfect smile can cause depression and loss of confidence, which in turn may affect your work and/or personal life. Dental implants are often effective in boosting the patient’s morale and overall confidence. Since it is very difficult to see a difference between a replaced tooth and a natural one after the procedure, it can positively impact one’s physical appearance.
Having a broken tooth with sharp edges or exposed roots can cause discomfort especially while eating. It would be hard to chew a nice juicy piece of meat or other foods you may have once enjoyed simply due to pain or discomfort. In a way, losing your ability to properly chew food could stop you from enjoying a very big part of your life.
SO….. Don’t wait another day with missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures. Talk to us about your concerns. When it comes to dental implants you will wonder why you didn’t do it sooner
Thanks to Dr. Kang for this great explanation of dental implants.
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