Why You'll Love Your Dental Implants
A healthy smile is something we all desire. Unfortunately, due to a combination of age, lifestyle choices, and normal wear and tear of eating and drinking, many of us find ourselves with weakened, cracked and even missing teeth.
What we might not realize is that weaknesses and other structural deficiencies in the mouth contribute to a plethora of other health issues as well. Your mouth is the gateway to health for the rest of the body, and keeping it in top shape is critical for maintaining good overall health.
If you need to replace cracked, broken or missing teeth, a dental implant may be your best option.
What Are Dental Implants? A dental implant is similar to a brand new tooth. Dental implants get anchored in place with a titanium stem placed into the gum tissue. The metal post serves as a replacement for the missing roots of the tooth, and a custom fitted abutment acts as the surface of the tooth, providing additional strength and support to surrounding structures in the mouth. Dental implants fuse into the jawbone over time, providing extra power and support where it is needed.
Why Should I Get Implants? If you have been missing teeth for awhile, or if you have had areas of your mouth weakened due to disease and decay, all the surrounding tissues have suffered and have had to compensate for these weaknesses. Teeth and bones have shifted position to provide support where it is needed, and misalignments have developed. Bringing teeth back into alignment by adding support structures such as implants will improve the overall function of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Read on for more benefits of receiving dental implants:
Improved Dental Function--When you are missing teeth, daily activities like chewing, speaking and even swallowing can be difficult. Filling in these gaps and providing additional support will improve the look, feel, and health of your smile.
Dental Implants Improve The Health Of Your Mouth--Missing teeth can cause surrounding teeth and bone to shift inside your mouth. Implants can improve the strength of your jawbone and even enhance the shape of your face. A jaw with structural deficiencies weakens over time, so having strong and healthy teeth in your mouth can improve the health of your jaw as well.
Dental Implants LAST!--Implants are made from reliable, durable materials such as titanium and porcelain, so they are designed to last for a very long time. In fact, when appropriately cared for, they can last a lifetime. Making a short-term investment in your dental health for long-term results is a wise decision.
Dental Implants Are Easy To Care For--Brushing and flossing twice daily, as well as keeping up with routine professional checkups and cleanings is sufficient to keep all teeth, both natural and artificial, in top condition. No special treatment is required for implants, and most anyone can care for them.
Implants Will Give You Increased Confidence--Anyone who has had the experience of replacing missing teeth with implants will tell you how valuable the event has been for their mental health and well being. Your renewed smile will be an excellent source of pride for you.
What Types Of Implants Are Available To Me? Two of the more common types of implants are:
Endosteal--this implant is placed directly into the jawbone via a titanium screw. Over time, the titanium stem will fuse directly with the jawbone, adding strength and support to that area of the jawline.
Subperiosteal--this implant is placed into the gum tissue above the jawbone. Generally not as strong as the endosteal implants, this procedure is used when patients do not have adequate levels of healthy bone structure to support the deeper implantation process. If patients wish to improve bone structures, there are augmentation and bone graft procedures that can be used to rebuild this tissue and make it strong enough to support endosteal implants.
Through state of the art planning and 3D imaging procedures, your dentist will plan your surgical procedure to maximize effectiveness and minimize recovery time. Use of surgical planning software and the latest technology ensure that your procedure will be as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Despite possible complications that can arise from any dental procedure, most patients report that they are delighted with the results of their implantations. They cited an improved appearance, better dental function and overall improved quality of life as a result of deciding to get dental implants.
If you are self-conscious about your smile, and you find yourself missing your once confident and dazzling countenance, let us help you get your sparkle back again! At Park Street Dental, we are committed to your total health and well being. Your smile should be a vibrant representation of who you are, and it is one of the first things that people notice about you. In fact, the most common comment from patients the receive this process are; “they turned out much better than I ever thought they would,” and, “why did I ever wait so long?”
Don’t wait! Our team of talented professionals will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will improve your dental health and restore your confidence. Contact us today at www.parkstreetdentalonline.com today for more information. Brighter smiles are in your future!