A Dental Implant is an Ideal Way to Replace a Missing Tooth
With a dental implant, you have the freedom to get back your old life, which could be an instant improvement over living with a missing tooth or teeth. This is because dental implants are one of the world’s smallest prosthetic devices which were created for the sole purpose of giving you a strong, stable fake tooth. We understand that tooth loss can be an extremely traumatic experience, especially for people who do not expect to lose a tooth. With tooth loss comes the inability to eat all of the foods that you love, resulting in an instant need to change your lifestyle. Also, you may find yourself unable to enunciate certain words and sounds, making it necessary to relearn how to speak or avoid those words.
With a dental implant, we target the root, the most essential part of the tooth when it comes to stability. Your new dental implants provide a root for your new dental crowns, providing them with the same level of strength and security that your natural root provided to your natural teeth. This means that you have the ability to live life on your terms. You can eat exactly what you want and will have no trouble enunciating words. In addition, you will have a tooth that looks and feels like a naturally occurring one.
A dental implant is a modern solution to an age-old problem, tooth loss. Today, the world of dentistry has evolved to be extremely modern and high-tech. This has worked to give our patients one of the most stable and long-lasting tooth replacement products in dental implants. The fact that this procedure literally gives you a tooth that looks and feels like the real thing is increasingly making this product very popular and, as such, there is more and more information about dental implants on the internet. With the increase in information, and more people requesting information, there are pros and cons. The pros are that when a patient comes in educated, we have the opportunity to focus all of our attention on your specific situation and what your goals are. On the con side, a lot of the information is confusing and leaves some of our patients with more questions than answers.
Would you believe that the type of dental implants you can get are directly influenced by your jawbone? For most people, their jawbone has sufficient density, bone mass, to withstand and properly support a dental implant. In these cases, we would use an Endosteal, or traditional, dental implant. The Endosteal implant consists of a cone shaped implant, usually a screw for better penetration, which is inserted directly into the jawbone for added strength and security. On the other hand, there are some patients whose jawbone lacks the ability to support a traditional implant. In cases like this the patient can choose one of two options. You can go through a bone reconstruction, whereby we will build the jawbone up. Or you can have what is known as a Subperiosteal implant that is inserted into the gum, but not into the jawbone. The Subperiosteal implant gives you stability without compromising the jawbone further. We can make a recommendation for which type of dental implant will work best for you during a consultation.