If you are missing teeth due to a mouth illness, a tooth extraction, or any other reason, you will want to replace those teeth. Some dentists will give you the option between dental implants and dentures. Dentures can be nice because you won’t have to worry about the look of your teeth anymore, but you must get the rest of your teeth pulled. If you only need top or bottom dentures, that’s less teeth to be pulled, but still not pleasant. Dental implants are a better option if you would like to keep some of your original teeth.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is titanium that is injected into your gums. This titanium will mimic the properties like a root to a tooth after a few months. They will provide stability when your dentist decides to add either a replacement tooth, or a bridge. To receive an implant, you must meet certain criteria. You must have jawbones that are strong enough and healthy gums. If your bones are the issues, sometimes minor surgical procedures can help fix the issue.
How Does It Help?
Once the implant is completely fused into your jaw, you can take the next step to having a better smile. Your dentist can either add a bridge or a replacement tooth. Implants are very stable and won’t cause your new bridge or artificial tooth to move at all. If you decide to get a bridge, it won’t have to use other teeth to support it. If you get a bridge without an implant, you may have to use the surrounding teeth to stabilize it. Implants won’t affect your ability to speak or eat. You should make some lifestyle changes with an implant though. You should quit smoking and avoid eating hard foods. You should also keep up a good oral care routine and see your dentist regularly. These changes can help your implant last even longer.
Pure Dental Spa offers dental implants in West Loop. They can be contacted at www.puredentalspa.com/dental-implants
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