What Are Dental Implants?
Cosmetic dentistry has become an important part of dental care in the United States. Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss, which is most commonly a result of tooth decay, gingivitis, or injury. In the past, the only dental treatment options available for missing teeth were bridges and dentures, but now dental implants are the best choice.
Dental implants replace the root of a missing tooth. A permanent tooth implant is made of a titanium implant inserted into your jawbone that soon fuses to it. Dental implants are topped by crowns designed to match your natural teeth. These replacement teeth are created specifically to match your individual smile.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
The advantages of dental implants include:
Improved Appearance – Dental implants look and feel just like your own teeth. Dental Implants are permanent because they are made to fuse with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration.
Improved Speech – Dental implants allow you to talk normally. Dental implants take the place of dentures, which often fit poorly causing teeth to slip within the mouth resulting in speech that is mumbled or slurred.
Improved Comfort – Dental implants eliminate the discomfort and inconvenience of removable dentures. Dental Implants function like your own teeth and allow you to eat without pain. Denture wearers have a tough time eating seeds, nuts, hard breads with crusts, tough red meats, or peanut butter to mention a few foods. With implants you can eat anything.
Improved Self-image – Implant dentistry allows you to smile without feeling self-conscious. A tooth implant can restore self esteem and enables you to talk and chew with confidence.
Improved Oral Health – Dental bridges use adjacent teeth for support. Dental implants don’t require any alteration of surrounding teeth. Implant Dentistry prolongs oral health by making it easier to clean around and between teeth. Individual tooth implants improve oral hygiene resulting in a healthier, natural looking smile.
Convenience – Dental Implants are permanent replacement teeth. In fact they are better than natural teeth because they won’t develop cavities. Implant Dentistry takes the place of dentures, which can be embarrassing to remove and inconvenient to clean or replace.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants have an extremely high success rate. Dental Implants are very durable and can last many years. With the proper dental health care, a tooth implant may last a lifetime, while dental bridges only have a use expectancy of about 10 years.
The Dental Circle in Glendale works at educating our patients when a dental implant may be a beneficial solution. Our cosmetic Dentistry team ensures quality health care at an affordable cost.