Do you have missing teeth and are struggling to eat or smile? Have you heard of dental implants? You can be an excellent candidate for dental implants. With implants, you do not have to worry about teeth moving or falling out of your mouth as with dentures.
Since its invention in the sixties, implants have made significant leaps and bounds to be the number one tooth replacement option there is, hands down.
Having a missing tooth can bash your confidence, and the gap left can be a breeding ground for bacteria. There are other hosts of issues that can arise when you have a missing tooth, which can be resolved when you get a Vernon dental implant.
Let’s look at how implants are changing the lives of thousands of people across the country.
Technically, implants are not teeth replacements but root replacements. This is because an implant is a titanium screw-like post typically inserted in your jawbone through surgery.
When you lose a tooth, a gap is left in your jawbone, which is not only a breeding ground for bacteria but leads to bone deterioration. The breakdown of your jawbone happens because there is no root to nourish and fill the space.
Naturally, your facial structure will look off, since your jaw area will look pruned. However, when implants are inserted in your jawbone, they fuse with it. The process is known as osseointegration.
Titanium has been the choice material for a long time since it is biocompatible with human tissue. This means that when introduced in your body, it will not be toxic or harmful to your body.
When the implant fuses with the bone, it becomes a part of your jawbone and acts as your natural root.
There are different implants based on the procedure, but primarily, the most common implant procedure uses the implants that have three parts:
Implants can be used in many scenarios, including:
Single Tooth Replacement
Multiple Tooth Replacement
Nearly anyone can get implants; however, our dentist will ascertain whether you are a perfect candidate. We have to determine whether your bone and surrounding tissue are healthy enough to support the implants.
If not, and if you are willing, our dentist will have to perform a sinus lift or a bone graft to bulk up the jawbone, so as the procedure can be a success.
If you fall in any of the following categories, getting dental implants will not be a good idea:
Implants do not depend on your other teeth for anchorage but depend on your bone for anchorage. They look, feel, and function like your teeth. Because of this, here are some of the benefits:
Implants will change your life for the better, and you will not feel as though you ever lost your teeth. You can call us at Ryan K Dentistry if you need dental implants or any other dental procedure.