Dental implants are one of the three main options for the replacement of missing teeth. Given the right conditions, they are the most ideal as they are fixed in the mouth, require minimal modifications to your existing teeth and last the longest. At All About Smiles, Dr. Patel has undergone extensive training to address all aspects of your implant procedure at our clinic.
To a lot of us, they may sound invasive. However they are a quick out patient procedure with minimal recovery time. We can offer oral conscious sedation to make the procedure even more pleasant.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant essentially replaces the roots of a missing tooth. The primary purpose of a dental implant is to lend support to crowns, dentures or bridges, and to secure them in place.
- Made from titanium, they are strong, lightweight, and biocompatible.
- Dental implants have a high success rate, due to their ability to bond and fuse with the jawbone, in a process called osseointegration.
- When you lose a tooth, the bone supporting that tooth is weakened. An implant stabilizes the bone, protecting it from breaking away, and lends it density and shape.
Why should you get Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be very advantageous, and here’s why you should consider them as an option for replacing missing teeth.
- Aesthetics: Implants look the most authentic among the options of replacing missing teeth because they are designed similar to your natural teeth.
- Oral Health: Implants don’t just improve aesthetics, they also enhance your oral health. Because of their osseointegrative abilities, they strengthen the bone and support your facial skeleton. By doing so, they also support the soft tissue components of the dental structure, including your cheeks, lips and gum tissues.
- Comfort: Implants are the most comfortable as they are designed to function like your natural teeth.
- Convenience: If you wear removable dentures, you likely find it quite frustrating, not to mention embarrassing, to constantly insert and remove them. Implants take care of that for you, by providing more retention and stability. An implant retained denture will snap in and remain comfortable while eating and speaking.
- Longevity: Implants are durable structures that last a long time and with good care, they can even stay with you for a lifetime.