Published on September 17, 2021, Updated on October 13, 2021
TOOTH DECAY, ACCIDENTS, and sports-related injuries are all major reasons of tooth loss, but because to modern dentistry, we don’t have to live with a gap in our smiles. Dental implants are one of the most effective techniques to fill the gaps.
False teeth vs Implants
Dentures (partial or full) are a tried-and-true method of replacing lost teeth, but they aren’t without flaws. They may slip and fall out regularly if they aren’t correctly fitted or fastened, and they can also cause pain in the gums and jaw. Dentures, unlike natural teeth, do not stimulate the jawbones, resulting in bone loss over time.
Implants, unlike dentures, are surgically implanted behind the gums in the jawbone, the metal posts functioning as new roots for replacement teeth that look and function like natural teeth. Dentures are less expensive than implants, but that is their only advantage. Implants prevent bone loss and stay in place while you speak or eat your favorite meals, and you may brush them the same way you brush your natural teeth!
The Different Types Of Implants
We may prescribe endosteal or subperiosteal implants, depending on how healthy the patient’s jawbone is. Endosteal implants are the best option for people who have a strong jawbone. These are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw. In a second procedure, a crown is placed on top of the tooth when it has healed.
Patients who do not have enough bone to sustain endosteal implants may be suitable for subperiosteal implants, which are metal frames that are implanted between the jawbone and the gum tissue. This framework is enhanced by posts that protrude from the gumline and are used to secure crowns.
Even if you don’t require implants, artificial crowns may be beneficial:
Should braces be used before or after implants?
When a patient requires orthodontic treatment as well as one or more implants, braces are usually the initial option. This is due to the fact that once an implant is placed in the jaw, it will not move. An implant can sometimes be inserted before or during orthodontic treatment and then utilized as an anchor to help the natural teeth shift into their right position.
Please contact us if you have any questions about implants.
Over three million people in the United States alone have at least one dental implant, so if you choose this option to complete your smile, you’ll be in good company. Give us a call to set up an appointment if you have a lost tooth that needs to be replaced. We’ll assess the condition of your jawbone and determine which implant is ideal for you.
The smiles of our patients make us happy!