What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthesis that replace the root of a missing tooth. The replacement is a titanium screw, which is biocompatible and does not have any side effects on the bone and the surrounding tissue. One of the benefits of getting implants is that the health of the bone is maintained unlike in tooth extraction where the bone starts to resorb.
However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. You will have to undergo an assessment of your general health to determine whether an implant is the best option for you. For instance, if you are diabetic, the normal disease course will predispose you to infections of the bone, therefore, your bone where we need to place the implant may not be healthy enough to support the implant. If our assessment indicates that implants are not best suited for you, we will then give you other options that may range from crowns to bridges.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
They can be used to stabilize your dentures that are no longer fitting well. Also, they can be used to replace missing teeth. The process of placing an implant is a lengthy one and it requires you to be motivated to keep your appointments. It can take up to 6 months for the process to be completed. After getting your implant, you will need to get either a denture or a crown to go over the implant. This will ensure maximum aesthetics.
Implants are also a good choice for replacing a missing tooth. Unlike a crown, an implant has a support that is anchored into the bone. Titanium screws are used, which blend well with your natural bone. This implant will then be used to place a crown. The advantage with implants is that we will not have to prepare the adjacent teeth in order for it to anchor into the bone. We have several types of implants that our implant specialist uses. You will be advised on the best type of implant for your needs.
We work closely with specialists when using implants so that we are able to provide you with the best treatment outcome.