Dental implants are an advanced way to permanently replace your missing teeth with ones that blend in with your natural teeth. Dental implants replace the root of a tooth and are covered by a dental crown or dental bridge. Dental implants are made from biocompatible materials that will not be rejected by your body's immune system. These implants will be surgically placed into your upper or lower jaw where they can function as an abutment, or anchor tooth for replacement crowns.
Even with advancements in modern dentistry, many people suffer tooth loss. In the past, the only restorative treatments available to people with avulsed teeth were dentures and bridges. Today, dental implants provide an alternative long-lasting treatment. This treatment form is the biggest advancement in dentistry in the last few decades. If you are considering dental implants for restoring lost teeth, one of our dentists at Rush Creek Dentistry can discuss treatment plans with you. Dental implants provide a strong foundation for permanent teeth that will be made to match your smile and fuse with your bone. Implants will provide the best long-term option for restoring your smile.
What Are The Advantages Of Dental Implants?
Since implants are permanent and fuse with your bone, they will be able to function like your own teeth. This means that you will be able to confidently eat your favorite foods. Dental implants allow the wearer to eat with ease and without pain. Dental implants can be extremely durable and long-lasting. If you provide your dental implants with good care, your implants will last the rest of your lifetime. Dental implants are the most convenient option for replacing teeth because they do not need to be kept in place with adhesive or need to be removed to be cleaned, like dentures.
Compared to dentures that can slip or become loose and cause you difficulty when speaking, dental implants ensure improved speech. Implants can put an end to the discomfort that you may feel with dentures because they will fuse to your bone and will become a comfortable part of your mouth that feels natural. Dental implants can help you by improving your smile as well as the confidence you have in your appearance. Implants can give you back your smile's best appearance and improve their function, all while helping you feel better about yourself.
What Happens When Getting A Dental Implant?
There will be three phases to go through when you get your dental implant. First, your dentist will surgically place the implant into your jawbone. During the healing process, you will follow a given cleaning routine. Your dentist may recommend a diet of soft food, cold food, and soup. What makes an implant so strong is how the bone will grow around it and hold the implant in place. This next step in the process is called osseointegration, meaning to combine with the bone. Some patients may need several months for the implant to fully integrate with their jawbone before their replacement teeth can be attached.
Other patients may have the implant and replacement teeth situated all in one visit. The placement of artificial teeth is the final phase of getting your dental implants. For a single tooth implant, your dentist will use a crown, if more teeth are being replaced your dentist will use a bridge. Both of these will be custom-made at a dental lab to fit your smile. Our experienced dentists at Rush Creek Dentistry are trained to expertly restore your smile using dental implants. If you are looking to treat your missing teeth with a dental implant, call our office now and consult with a dental professional by dialing 682-277-0535.