Dental implants can replace missing teeth and are a great alternative to dentures and bridgework.
Dental Implants have many benefits, which include:
~ improved chewing ability
~ better speech
~ more secure fit
~ greater comfort
~ improved self esteem
~ improved cosmetic appearance
~ no tooth reduction on adjoining
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. 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. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth
on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. 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.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.
You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular
dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
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The Benefits of Dental Implants