Making a Decision About Dental Implants

Making a Decision About Dental Implants

Apr 20, 2018

We do not pay much attention to our teeth when they are healthy and working properly, till we lose a tooth. That is when we begin to truly appreciate how a healthy smile transforms our appearance.

The loss of a tooth can be quite distressing. Often, sadness and depression set in, chewing become painful, and you become self-conscious about your looks when you smile that you rather stay away from people.

Dental Implant Facts

We fully appreciate how upsetting losing a tooth can be for you. Which is why we have set out to help you find a solution that will best suit your needs. You may have heard a lot about dental implants, but do you really know much about them and how they compare to other tooth replacement options?

A dental implant is a root-like component usually made of titanium that is surgically embedded into your jawbone. A replacement tooth can then be firmly mounted on it, or in cases of loss of contiguous teeth, securing a bridge or denture component to replace several teeth. However, there are a few considerations to make when choosing a replacement tooth:
Dental implants restore your ability to chew comfortably: Removable dentures lets you regain just 10% of your chewing ability, while dental implants restore about 90%.

  • Dentures can make it tough for you to speak and eat normally, but a replacement tooth attached to a dental implant serves just like natural teeth would. If you wear dentures, we can add implants to increase stability.
  • Implants are made to stand alone and don’t require adjacent natural teeth for support, unlike dental bridges.
  • Dentures require attention every 3 to 5 years, while dental implants are maintenance free.
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