Do you have a missing tooth that makes it difficult for you to chew your food or makes you feel embarrassed every time that you want to smile? Do you dislike the idea of dentures or bridgework? Then, dental implants could be the right option for you.
A dental implant is a surgical fixture made of titanium and it is used to replace the roots of missing teeth. The implant is placed into the jawbone and as time goes by, it fuses with the underlying bone (osseointegration). In this way, a replacement tooth or a bridge can be supported on the implant.Advantages of a dental implant
There are numerous reasons to choose a dental implant instead of another alternative so as to deal with missing teeth.
The main advantages
of an implant are the following:
It can stand on its own and it does not influence the other teeth in any way.
The impeccable aesthetics of an implant are definitely an important factor to take into account.
Adjacent teeth are not affected.
Implants are very stable and you feel them as if they are natural teeth.
They do not make any noise.
They do not distort the patient’s voice.
Implants are made of titanium which is a hypoallergenic and biocompatible material.
However, there are certain requirements before a dentist can approve a dental implant for a patient. The most important conditions that need to be met are the following:
The patient needs to be in good health and not suffer from certain autoimmunediseases
, uncontrolled diabetes
Patients who are on an anti-coagulant therapy
or have an impaired immune systemare
not eligible for dental implants.
The underlying jawbone
needs to have the appropriate height
There must not be any active gingivitis
Due to scientific and medical breakthroughs nowadays the success rate for dental implants has increased to 95%.
There is no need to worry about the discomfort of dentures anymore! Dr Tolios is here to help you find the best solution to deal with your dental issues.
Book an appointment now and take care of any missing tooth problems in the most efficient and effective way!