Benefits of Dental Implants
Your teeth should last throughout your lifetime, however, that is not always the case. For many years, man has endeavored to find an ideal replacement for natural teeth. Tooth loss is a problem as it causes difficulty with eating and normal chewing function. Missing teeth within the smile area can also have a significant effect on one’s appearance. Removable dentures, bridges, and implants are all common alternatives for missing teeth. Improving oral health also improves your overall health. Our professionals here at San Tan Oral Surgery can help create a healthier smile, as well as go over your options for dental implants.
Implants are small titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Bone tissue has an affinity for titanium and over time will fuse with the titanium surface. This process is called osseointegration. Implants have been a viable option for replacing missing teeth for more than 30 years and is considered to be one of the most effective treatments for missing teeth.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Implants look, feel, and function like healthy natural teeth. The overall look improves confidence and gives one a natural smile. They feel just like natural teeth, removing the fears associated with dentures falling out or slipping. Implants are fixed into position so there is no movement when eating or talking and speech is not affected (the way it can be with dentures). The implants will function just like natural teeth and are maintained in the same way. Dental implants also help with the prevention of bone loss in the jaw and will help you gain the ability to chew tougher or crunchy foods. This treatment is quick with minimal pain, and the results are longer lasting than other tooth-replacement treatments.
Am I a Candidate for Implants?
Dental implants are especially suitable for patients who are unable to cope with uncomfortable or moving dentures. Before dental implant treatment can be carried out, a thorough analysis of the mouth needs to be completed. The quality and volume of bone are evaluated using radiographs and 3D imaging. Dental implants come in many different shapes and sizes and our team will assess which implant is best suited for your mouth. If there is insufficient bone, grafting procedures may be able to increase the volume of bone to correct the deficiency.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Treatment time can vary widely, however, most implant treatments require six to nine months to be completed. The cases that require bone grafting will need longer healing times and will take longer to complete. It is recommended that patients obtain a detailed written treatment plan at the start of the process. Our professionals will discuss all advantages, disadvantages, risks, and possible complications before starting treatment.
Implants are the best solution for simulating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Dental implants do much more than replace missing teeth. For more information, and to find out if you can benefit from dental implants, call our professionals here at San Tan Oral Surgery at today.
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