Losing a tooth (or teeth) can be very devastating; it can ruin the function and look of your smile. Don’t despair! Rebuilding your smile and restoring your missing teeth are made possible without wearing removable partial or complete dentures. Dental implants can restore your missing teeth as if you never lost them at all. Dental implants allow these artificial replacement teeth to appear, feel and function just like natural, real teeth.
Among dental solutions for missing teeth, dental implants are the most popular and excellent long-term options in restoring the function and appearance of natural teeth. Because of their benefits, dental implants have emerged as the preferred option for tooth replacement.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of Titanium (which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible), that are surgically placed into the jawbone underneath the gums to provide a stable, permanent base for fixed replacement teeth. Since Titanium naturally blends with bone over time, dental implants keep the bone healthy and intact, thus makes you feel more secure and comfortable.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth or a full set of upper/lower teeth. Stand-alone dental implants uses a single artificial root that anchors a custom designed dental crown. A dental implant replacing one missing tooth does not compromise the health and appearance of the remaining, adjacent teeth. No one will notice that you had an implant, unless you disclose it. Moreover, if you need to restore a full arch, it’s possible that a Certified Cosmetic Dentist can apply the all-on-four procedure, meaning the dentist may only use four implants to attach the whole set of replacement teeth.
Normally, dental implants have three parts, namely:
- The Implant
It is the artificial tooth roots made of Titanium which is screwed permanently into the jawbone.
- The Abutment
A connector that anchors and holds a tooth or a set of teeth. It is permanent, but can be removed by a Professional Dentist when needed.
- The Prosthetic tooth (Dental Crown)
It is the artificial tooth replacement that makes your smile attractive. It is usually made of porcelain or zirconia for a naturally perfect look and durability.
If you’ve lost your natural teeth and desire to have permanent replacement teeth, find a dental clinic that offers Biocompatible Dental Implant Services to give you a general screening and assessment that will approve you for getting dental implants.
Once you get your implants from an ADA Certified Dentist, give your dental implants the best dental treatments like your real teeth, and keep them clean and healthy. After all, dental implants are as perfect as your natural teeth. Have a happy smile forever!