If you need a tooth pulled, dental implants are your best option for replacement. That’s because dental implants look and feel like your real teeth. In general, they are used to replace lost or severely damaged teeth. Dental implants look as real as your natural teeth.
Why You Should Consider Dental Implants
With normal dentures, you run the risk of slipping as you speak and eat. They can make it look as though you’re whole mouth has shifted. Dental implants, on the other hand, allow you to speak and chew as you would your natural teeth, and they don’t affect your other teeth.
Implants improve overall comfort because they become part of you. Unlike the discomfort of removable dentures, you’ll forget you have a dental implant in as little as one week.
Dental Implants Work Just Like Your Natural Teeth
Dental implants consist of two parts:
- You’ll have a small titanium screw placed in the jawbone to simulate the tooth’s root.
- Your dentist will affix a false tooth (crown) that fits over the top.
This procedure generally requires two visits to install: on the first visit, your dentist will fit the screw. On your second visit, your false tooth will be installed.
Key Benefits of Dental Implants
- They’re low maintenance and easy to care for
- They look and feel natural
- Your confidence will be boosted
- You’ll enjoy improved self-esteem
- They are convenient
- Your oral health will be improved
Types of Implants
Endosteal (in the bone): Your dentist may recommend an endosteal implant, which is the most common type. The two general types of endosteal implants are cylinders/screw-types or blades surgically planted into the jawbone. Every individual implant holds one prosthetic tooth.
Subperiosteal (on the bone): If you dentist recommends a subperiosteal implant, he’s suggesting an implant that is place on top of the jaw. This is the second most common type of implant because it is for people who may not be able to use dentures. In this scenario, the metal framework’s posts protrude into the gum to hold the prosthesis in place. These types of implants are perfect for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height because they are placed on the jaw.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my implants last?
Dental implants can last 10 years or more!
Are dental implants easy to take care of?
Yes, just brush and floss like you would with the rest of your teeth.
Will my insurance cover the cost of my implant?
The majority of insurance companies cover most of our services. For a more detailed estimate of your coverage, please contact your service provider. Feel free to call us anytime at 604-464-4131 for more information regarding insurance coverage.
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