Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The crowns that are attached to these implants look and feel just like natural teeth. They are strong and secure, and once in place, they can last for decades. As the first part of the dental implant process, your dentist will make a small hole in your jaw so the implant can go inside. Titanium is a favorite implant material because it is a strong and durable metal that is bio-compatible with the human body. The titanium screws are inserted into the jawbone where they gradually fuse with the bone, forming an artificial root that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. Once the implant is securely anchored to the jawbone, it enables the crown to be firmly attached.
A good fit is crucial when choosing a bridge, denture, or implant to replace a missing tooth. One of the side effects of tooth misplacement is gum irritation and a decreased ability to chew food. Tooth extraction may be necessary in some cases. Since implants become part of your jawbone, your new tooth is securely set in place and won’t move. They will look and feel like your natural teeth, making it easy to eat the foods that you love.
Your roots keep your teeth firmly in place, and also help stimulate bone growth which strengthens it. When a tooth is lost, the underlying bone will start to shrink and become weaker as it no longer receives any stimulation. If this happens, a person might experience facial sagging due to changes in their jawbone. Your jawbone will stay properly stimulated with dental implants and prevent any shrinkage. Dental implants are also easy to take care of because they don’t require any special flossing techniques or special cleaning products. You can use any standard toothpaste on them every day to keep them clean!
Dental implants are on the higher end with respect to cost. But, long-term (lifetime) costs of dental implants are usually lower than the lifetime costs of bridges or dentures. Since implants are more expensive than appliances and need to be replaced, they actually cost more over time than appliances. This is because you have less frequent costs like appliance repairs or replacements.
Dental implants are revolutionizing the way people live. Dental implants are a great way to get back your smile. They act like natural teeth, so you can eat hard foods again and enjoy the feel of chewing. All you need is a consultation with our dentist and we’ll make it happen.
Are you curious about getting dental implants to replace lost teeth? We’re here to help! Dr. Iven Gonzalez can answer any questions and get you onto the right path for a new and improved smile.
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