Regain Mouth Function with Dental Implants
Dental implants have become a desirable choice to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
In addition to the simple aesthetics, implants help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.
What is it?
Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant and eventually a crown or cap.
Who can receive dental implants?
Most patients with adequate bone mass can have implants, although it varies among individuals. Typically, an x-ray and CT-scan are performed to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant, as well as to verify the size and kind of implant that should be placed.
Dr. Agatha Bis will evaluate each individual situation and advise if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants are placed in the gum similar to the way a natural tooth is supported. They offer a realistic and natural look compared to alternatives.
Reduction of bone erosion
When a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure gradually recedes. Placing an implant in that empty space significantly reduces the speed of bone erosion and provides stability for this valuable tissue.
Patients who have experienced removable full or partial dentures know that keeping their dentures in place is always a challenge. Dental implants offer a great improvement to denture retention.
Preserving natural tooth structure
Often the preferred method of replacing a single missing tooth is a bridge.
Bridges require extra preparation for the surrounding teeth to ultimately connect 3 or more teeth. An implant is mostly an independent unit and does not negatively impact adjacent teeth.
Talk to Dr. Bis to find out if dental implants are the right choice for you.