Dental Implants: Do You Really Need It? This May Help You Decide!

Posted by Dr. John Gonzalez on Mar 31 2020, 03:42 AM

Dental Implants: Do You Really Need It? This May Help You Decide!

If you lose one or two teeth, going for a dental implant is the best long-term option. Most dental implants last for many years, and they can be brushed, flossed, and maintained like natural teeth. It will not compromise your jaw strength and give your face a perfect shape. They are also one of the best options for restoring the smile of the people

What are dental implants? 

Dental Implants are titanium fixtures entered into the bone. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple teeth, or to anchor a denture. Typically, after tooth or teeth extraction, the site needs to heal for several months prior to the placement of the implant. On some occasions, an implant can be placed immediately. However, a tooth or restoration typically is not placed on the implant for a few months. After those few months have elapsed, the implant can now be used to anchor a crown, bridge, or denture. The times indicated are essential so that the implant can heal into the bone, or the bone can heal around the implant. This is called implant integration. It then takes just a few more weeks before the patient has a new tooth restoration to replace the missing tooth or teeth.

Who needs dental implants?

People who have a missing tooth

People who have a missing tooth often opt for dental implants because dental implants look exactly like natural teeth, and they will help fill the space where the teeth are absent and blend naturally like an actual set of teeth.

For those who have cracked teeth

Usually, people who have cracked teeth opt for corrective operation, including a dental crown or implant. After a dentist evaluates the tooth problem, they may suggest a tooth restructure. If majorly damaged, the best option would be to extract it and replace it with an implant.  

People who have loose-fitting dentures

Dental Implants are the best solution you can have for replacing poorly fitting dentures. You need not be concerned that it would fall out.

Those who have bone loss

Patients often use dental implants to prevent bone loss. The artificial tooth root made of titanium will act as a bond between your bone and the tissue through the process called osseointegration. Stimulating a natural root growth effect for the tooth and prevent the degeneration of the bone.

Request an appointment with Dr. Gonzalez today to understand more about the implants. Call us today or book an appointment online.

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