Nothing excites your appetite like the idea of enjoying a sumptuous bite without having to worry about your artificial teeth. Likewise, you probably want to enjoy your food without worrying about having dentures removed, cleaned, and inserted. One of the reasons that patients choose dental implants in Jupiter is their ability to function like natural teeth, making dental functions pleasant and comfortable. Unlike dentures, you won’t have to worry about your ‘tooth’ slipping off during a conversation, embarrassing you in front of an audience.
Who can benefit from dental implants?
Your dentist may use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth. Dental implants not only restore your dental functions. The dental procedure also improves your aesthetics. Implants are your best option if you are looking for a permanent solution to fill dental gaps resulting from extraction. When you see your dentist for tooth replacement, you likely have options like dentures, bridges, and implants.
How do implants promote oral health?
Will your body notice the difference between the body of your implant and the structure of your natural tooth? The question may come up at random when you think about going to your dentist for an implant. The good news is that it can be impossible for your body to tell the difference between the two structures. As a result, when your dentist integrates an implant into your bone, the implant body provides you with a natural stimulation that stops your body’s healing process, likely causing bone resorption.
Missing teeth result in bone resorption that can adversely minimize the width of your bone structure by about 25%. The resulting resorption leaves your natural tooth with little to no support. Also, missing teeth will force you to overuse your other teeth during eating, which will make your worn teeth subject to cavities. As a result, the implants help to:
Restore your ability to chew confidently on both sides of your mouth, creating even wear Support your bone structure and improve the health of your jaw An implant crown holds your tooth unsupported and saves you from a potential extraction threat
What should you expect during treatment?
Implants are ceramic or titanium-like screws that your dentist uses to fill in the gaps that result from missing teeth. Your doctor will integrate the body of your implant into your bone structure during dental treatment using osseointegration. Once your dentist fully integrates the implant, he or she will place an abutment. At this point, the healthcare professional can place a restorative crown over the implant.
What are the implantation processes that your dentist is likely to recommend?
A dental implant has two processes, immediate implant placement, tooth extraction, and implant placement. If your treatment site is at the front of your mouth and you have enough bone, your dentist may recommend an immediate implant. However, if you have been missing a tooth for a long time, about a year, your dentist must place a bone graft in the tooth socket before it is suitable for an implant.
Missing teeth can negatively affect your oral health. In addition to affecting your bite, missing teeth can eventually affect your facial posture. The good news with implants is that it is never too late to commit to a beautiful smile. So, take that step today to improve the appearance of your smile by contacting your doctor for dental implants.