One of the biggest technological advancements in dentistry in recent years has been the development of Dental Implants. They look, feel, and act like real teeth. They offer many advantages over dentures and can be used in conjuction with crowns, improving results with that older technology.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The biggest benefit is the fit. Implants are customized to fit your mouth, and remain securely attached to your jaw bone. This means that they can help avoid the possible loosening of dentures and bridges and the subsequent issues that arrive from ill-fitting appliances. Eating and speaking remains trouble-free.
Unlike other restorative methods, like bridges, implants do not have to be supported by surrounding healthy teeth, which relieves pressure and avoids introducing alignment issues.
Last but not least, is the positive impact on self-esteem. Having a missing tooth or teeth can leave us not feeling our best, getting a quality replacement can be a relief.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
While implants are a wonderful advancement in dental restoration, they are not suited to every individual. Some possible disqualifying factors include: having enough bone in the jaw for attachment, having still-growing bones (children, adolescents), having certain chronic conditions, being on some medications, etc… To determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants please make an appointment with one of our dentists to assess your eligibility.
Used to create 3D digital impressions of teeth. It provides a much more comfortable experience compared to taking impressions with alginate, for example.