Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth. A dental implant–along with a crown built on the implant–replaces a missing tooth or teeth and helps to maintain the bone support of the adjacent teeth, extending their life span.
In other words, Implants are basically titanium inserts that become incorporated into your jaw bones, which then can have crowns, bridges and connections attached to replace one, a few, or all your missing teeth. There are many considerations in deciding whether or not implants will suit you, but this will be discussed when consulting with Dr Sauma.
Dental implants are considered a permanent service and can be expected, in most cases, to last many, many years. They are the optimum choice for replacing missing teeth. A tooth replaced with a dental implant should be imperceptible from a natural tooth.
The key benefit of dental implants over other tooth replacement systems is that an implant connects directly to the jaw bone. It’s obviously not the same as the original connection, but functions just the same. When a tooth is lost, bone loss will eventually occur in that region because the root is no longer stimulating and stabilizing the bone. By using titanium–which biochemically joins to bone–to replace the root, you get a bond that more accurately replicates the one found in nature.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have become an important part of modern dentistry, with millions of people already benefiting from the use of implants. Implants can provide you with outstanding aesthetic, functional, and long term results in the right situations. Whether your looking to replace a missing tooth, a few or all your missing teeth, or sick and tired of loose dentures, implants may be for you.
If you are missing one, a few or all your teeth, or even if you have loose dentures, call us to arrange an appointment today with Dr Sauma.