Dental implants offer the best option to restore your missing teeth, maintain your oral health, and protect the jaw from any additional damage. They are very aesthetically pleasing and could bring your smile back to life and give your confidence a much-needed boost.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial alternatives for tooth roots created to match those of natural teeth. They help maintain your facial structure and prevent the bone loss that results from tooth loss, giving you a more youthful appearance. Apart from replacing single or multiple missing teeth, dental implants can also support dentures and a removable overdenture. These implant-supported dentures are much steadier than traditional dentures, enabling you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
What Is the Procedure for a Dental Implant at Vita Dental?
There are two main parts to the dental implant: a screw inserted into the jawbone and the crown. The first step in getting a dental implant is for your dentist to prepare a section of the ridge to insert the implant. The dentist uses a special dental tool to make small holes in the predetermined locations within either the lower or upper jaw. The titanium screw is then implanted into these holes, and a protective cap is used to cover the screw.
After this procedure, the screw is left in place so that cells can begin to grow over it through the process of Osseointegration. After a healing period of a few months, an appropriate permanent restoration will be fabricated for covering the dental implant, which may be a crown, bridge, or a partial or complete denture, based on the patient’s requirements. This entire procedure is painless and suture-free. And, if desired, laser dentistry and sedation can be used.
How Are Dental Implants Beneficial?
Dental implants can provide several advantages. Primarily, it prevents the patient from suffering from problems associated with missing teeth. Many issues can arise when a tooth is lost and is not replaced, including difficulties in chewing food properly, digestion difficulties, sores in the mouth, and much more.
Osseointegrated implants are perhaps the most popular choice used today. Titanium is used to make the screw part. This costly metal helps to stimulate the growth of bone cells on the surface of the implant. The result is the formation of a solid bond between the implant and the jawbone.
Also, compared to other dental restoration alternatives, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures, dental implants provide a durable and robust solution. Moreover, they appear, feel, and function like real teeth while helping to preserve the natural contours of an individual’s face.
Call us at Vita Dental or schedule an online appointment to know more about dental implants.