Dental Implants – Getting to the Root of Things

Many patients are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life, all thanks to dental implants. With regular dental care and some luck, you may never be a candidate for a dental implant but knowing about them ahead of time will help inform your decision should the need ever arise. So, what is a dental implant, how do they work, and how do I tell if I’m a candidate for dental implants?

What is a Dental Implant?

Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. A properly placed implant (or implants) can give you the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that your teeth appear natural. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dental professional can place into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

How Does a Dental Implant Work?

Dental implants are artificial tooth “roots” placed into the jaw to help hold a replacement tooth, bridge, or even dentures, in place. Dental Implants made of multiple materials like acrylic, zirconia, and titanium, which the jawbone will accept or fuse to, dental implants are most often used for patients who have somehow lost a tooth or teeth – whether through accident, injury, or even periodontal disease. Implants can also help stop periodontal disease from forming by eliminating gaps in the mouth where disease and infection are likely to occur. They prevent the shifting of teeth, which can cause more long-term damage.

Dental Implant Candidates

An ideal implant candidate is usually in good health overall, including orally. If you should need an implant, your dentist will likely refer you to an Endodontist, Oral Surgeon, or Periodontist, a professional who specializes in gum tissue and bone in the mouth, to make sure that you have the best care team in place. Healing time varies, as do success rates – and general post-surgical care is a key component to success.

What can Dental Implants do?

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Smoler Smiles offer a Free Dental Implant Consultation to find out more information and see if you are a candidate for Dental Implants. Call our office and schedule yours today! © 2020 Revenue Well Systems, LLC – Ultimate practice marketing and communication suite.