If you need a tooth pulled, dental implants are your best option for replacement. That’s because dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. In general, they are used to replace lost or severely damaged teeth. In addition, dental implants look as accurate as your natural teeth. Consider partial dentures or a bridge if you’re not ready to commit to a dental implant. Veneers and crowns may be the best option if you’re looking to keep your natural tooth.
Why Is A Dental Implant Needed?
Dental implants are strong, stable, and durable. In cases where a person is missing teeth or has shifted for various reasons, dental implants are the best solution. In addition, this type of dental service can restore your ability to chew and speak and have a confident smile.
Better than dentures?
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:
- First, a small titanium screw is placed in the jawbone to simulate the tooth’s root.
- Finally, 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 implanted. You can read more about the full advantages of dental implants by visiting WebMD.
Key Benefits of Dental Implants
- They’re low maintenance and easy to care for
- They look and feel natural
- A confidence boost
- You’ll enjoy improved self-esteem
- They are convenient
- Improved oral health
Common Types of Dental Implants
Endosteal (in the bone): Your dentist may recommend an endosteal implant, 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 your dentist recommends a subperiosteal implant, he’s suggesting an implant placed 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. These implants are perfect for patients who cannot wear conventional dentures and have minimal bone height because they are placed on the jaw.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my implants last?
Dental implants can last ten years or more!
Are dental implants easy to take care of?
Yes, 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. Please get in touch with your service provider for a more detailed estimate of your coverage. Feel free to call us anytime at 604-464-4131 for more information regarding insurance coverage.