Interested in Dental Implants? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

dental implants

It goes without saying that missing and discolored teeth cause plenty of self-confidence issues. Luckily for you, there have been many improvements in dentistry technology that can help make your smile perfect once again. A dental implant will be able to give you a replacement tooth that will work and function like a natural tooth, and here is everything you need to know about this procedure.

What exactly is a dental implant?

For the procedure, a dentist will place an artificial root into your mouth, and it will be connected to your jawbone in order to provide extra support for a crown or a full bridge. This is a great option for the 15 million people in the U.S. who already have a crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth, as this procedure will help to make chewing and eating much more natural and comfortable.

Are there different kinds of dental implants?

Yes, there are two basic forms of implants; an endosteal implant which attaches into the bone, and a subperiosteal implant that places the root on to the bone. This type of implant is often used for those who do not have the proper bone height or bone density to support a full tooth.

Why should I invest in implants?

There are plenty of advantages to getting dental implants. They include:

  • You will be able to go back to chewing and eating without a problem. An implant feels just like a regular tooth, and you won’t be able to feel the difference.
  • Implants don’t move, which means you will have stability and security in your smile. Unlike dentures which have to be taken off every night, implants are permanent.
  • Implants do not shift or move around, so you do not have to worry about compromising your jawbone or any nearby teeth.
  • You can clean them just like your normal teeth — meaning no special toothpaste or overnight solutions.

If you think you may be a good candidate for dental implants, do not hesitate to contact our office today. We will walk you through the entire process and get you your dream smile back!