Dental implants can offer a permanent alternative to some of the difficulties of dentures.
What are Dental Implants
Dental Implants are uniquely stable, making partial dentures or any other removable prosthesis unnecessary. Essentially they replicate the roots of a missing tooth which allows them to serve as support for other dental prostheses like Dentures, Bridges and Crowns. Dental Implants are made from titanium which is bio-compatible, meaning the Dental Implants will not be rejected by the body. Once in place, they allow us to mount replacement teeth onto them. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth-an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges – as well as individual crowns placed over implants – feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures. For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
These are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is attached to the post-individually, or grouped on a bridge or denture.