DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR MORE REALISTIC REPLACEMENT TEETH
Whether you’re missing one or many teeth, you may want to consider dental implants. This innovative option for tooth replacement and denture stabilization provides extreme stability. Dental implants have two major components: a small post that anchors into the jawbone, and the replacement tooth or teeth. One implant post can hold one dental crown or a few can anchor a complete or partial denture.
While it may seem like the surgical placement of an implant post is invasive, we actually consider dental implants a conservative procedure for a number of reasons, including;
- With a bridge, healthy teeth are crowned to secure the prosthetic – no healthy teeth are altered with an implant.
- With a bridge, partial, or denture, the jawbone is not stimulated, so it can continue to degenerate. Implants are placed into the jaw, so they stimulate the bone and promote bone retention.
- Implants can last a lifetime with proper oral healthcare. All other prosthetics can wear out over time.
- Implants are easy to take care of, whereas dentures and partials require a cumbersome daily care routine.
If you have good oral health and sufficient jawbone density, let’s talk about dental implants. We’ll answer all of your questions and help you decide if implants are the right option for your situation.