If you, like millions of people, have lost one or more teeth, you may be all too familiar with the unpleasant consequences. For many, missing teeth lead to an unattractive smile, embarrassment from loose dentures, pain or difficulty with eating.
Dental loss is very often the natural consequence of the decay process that destroys partially or totally the inner structure of the tooth. Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis are serious infections that, left untreated, may cause tooth loss.
Implantology: The revolutionary solution to DENTAL LOSS
Because of the remarkable advances in dentistry in recent years, dental implants offer an effective, safe and predictable solution to the problems resulting from missing teeth. The aesthetic and oral health benefits of dental implants are considerable, even compared to other fine methods of restoration.
- Stability and security
Unlike traditional, removable dental appliances, dental implants are fixed securely into the jawbone and will remain in place indefinitely. The titanium used in the artificial tooth roots is not recognized as a foreign substance by the body therefore, the jawbone will grow around the implant, accepting it as an integrated part of the mouth. The restorations attached to the implant will have a stable base, allowing the patient to speak, chew, and smile with renewed confidence.
- The ability to bite and chew with confidence, without pain or gum irritation
Dental implants can withstand far greater biting pressure than removable bridges and dentures. After being treated, patients report a significant improvement in their taste and appetite. Foods that might be difficult or impossible to eat with other restorations – steak and crunchy fruits and vegetables, for example –can return to the diets of dental implant recipients. One additional and very important benefit can be the reduction or elimination of bone atrophy or shrinkage, commonly associated with loss of teeth and responsible for an increasing mobility of the remaining teeth.
- Improved cosmetic appearance
Replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural ones. Your dentist supervises every stage of the dental implant process to ensure best results. The dentist crafts replacement teeth to fit crowns, bridges, and dentures on dental implants, permitting them to feel and function like natural teeth.
- Durability and longevity
For anyone in search of a long-term solution to missing teeth, dental implants represent a clearly superior choice. Implants require no special care beyond a healthy oral hygiene regimen and regular dental appointments. If cared for properly, dental implants can last for many years and even decades.
For many patients, the tangible benefits of implant dentistry are accompanied by more personal benefits: increased self-confidence and poise, a greater willingness to smile, and an overall improved outlook on life.