There are many reasons to say Yes to Dental Implants. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth , implants provide the most natural-looking placement option. Implants can help to improve your overall quality of life. They can:
- Help prevent bone loss.
- Allow you to bite and chew naturally
- Allow you to enjoy your favorite food again
- Help to improve your eating habit
- Help keep other teeth in position
- Allow you to speak naturally and feel like yourself
- Help you to feel more attractive
- Provide a preferment solution for missing teeth
- Simply help you enjoy life to the fullest
Only implants can help to prevent bone loss.
A healthy tooth is in the bone. The tooth root transfers biting forces to the bone and maintains its strength and position.
When a tooth is lost there are no longer any forces pushing on the bone, so it begins to deteriorate – like your muscles losing strength and mass when they are not exercised. The loss of bone will continue and may eventually change your smile. Teeth on both sides can begin to move inward causing additional gaps and an unsightly appearance.
The traditional option for replacing a missing tooth is a cement retained bridge. Which a bridge will successfully replace the crown of the missing tooth, it does not replace the root of the tooth. The consequence of not replacing the root is that bone loss can occur, leaving a dark and unappealing space at the gum line. A dental implant is the only option for replacing a missing tooth that replaces both the crown and the root. The implant acts like a natural tooth root to transfer forces and help keep the bone healthy.
Evidence of bone loss due to missing teeth is obvious in people who have lost all of their teeth. The collapse of facial contours that results from bone loss can severely affect your appearance.
Bridge versus Crown Sequence
Implant offers many benefits over a traditional bridge. In addition to helping to preserve bone by replacing the root, dental implants also offer a more conservative treatment option for replacing missing teeth compared to traditional bridge.
With implants, there’s no need to grind down healthy adjacent teeth. The implant acts as a root to help prevent bone deterioration and delivers long-lasting beautiful teeth.
With traditional bridges, the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are ground down in order to provide support for the bridge. This means that healthy teeth are compromised by the removal of tooth structure.
With a dental implant, there is no need to grind down the healthy teeth. The implant provides support for the crown.
Implant-supported dentures stay securely in place and help prevent bone loss.
You’ll find that with implant-supported dentures:
- Shifting, slipping and chatter are eliminated
- There is no effect on speech as with regular dentures
- You can bite and chew naturally
- You can enjoy your favorite foods again
- You will have improved comfort, security, and confidences
- You ability to taste may improve
Commonly Asked Questions
Will I be able to eat normally during the healing process?
Yes, in most situation, you may eat what you like. You may be asked to avoid chewing in the area where the implants are placed for a short period after surgery, but once that time has passed, you can chew your food as usual.
Can I get a temporary tooth to fill the gap during healing?
Yes. In most instances, you can be provided with a temporary tooth to fill the area of the missing crown while the implant is healing. Your dentist will recommenced the option for a temporary that is the best suited for your situation.
Is dental implantation a common surgical procedure?
Yes this procedure has been performed for decades on millions of patients. Implant specialists have extensive experiences, and dental implant is the result of more than 30 years of research and documented clinical success.
Is the procedure relatively pain-free?
Yes. Many patients report that having a tooth extracted is much more traumatic than having an implant placed. The procedure is usually performed in the dental office under local anesthesia.
The value of implants far outweighs the cost. We can make the treatment very affordable.
Are dental Implants covered by insurance?
Although policies vary, insurance companies usually pay for at least some of the restorative portion of the procedure.
Are there financing options for expenses not covered by insurance?
Yes, financing can be arranged for all or part of the treatment cost. The interest rates are competitive and payments can be structured to fit your budget.