If you, like millions of people around the world, have lost one or more teeth, you may be all too familiar with the unpleasant consequences. For many, missing teeth lead to an unattractive smile, embarrasment from loose dentures, and pain or difficulty with eating.
Implants have become the answer to the many problems associated with missing teeth.
Below you will find information on what an implant is, some advantages of implants, if you are a candidate, and the proceedure for placing an implant.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. They can be used to replace one tooth or to replace all of your teeth. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Why Dental Implants?
The ideal replacement must look like a natural tooth to both you and to others while providing excelent functionality. The solutions possible with an implant supported crown take advantage of the best appearance possibilities available in dentistry.
Knowing your tooth is stable while eating and talking means a lot. A replacement for your missing tooth must also feel like a natural tooth and be easy to clean.
Implants are 95-98% successful and predictable. They have a lifespan of 20+ years. and are the best treatment dentistry has to offer, for restoring missing teeth. In the event of a failure, the site is allowed to heal and another implant is fitted in. Unlike a bridge or a partial denture, no alterations to other teeth are needed for an implant and its crown.
Are you a candidate for dental implants? The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. The team at Dr. Charles Ferzli's office will work together to make your dreams come true. Top ^