Dental implants are replacements for natural teeth that have either fallen out or had to be removed. The implant works as an artificial root that is anchored in the gum and jawbone. The implant is where a replacement tooth can be permanently secured.
Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed into the mouth and are not removable. This allows the function and comfort of natural teeth. Chewing is a much easier task when compared to dentures, and it also helps to improve your appearance and speak more clearly. Overall, it is a wonderful boost to the self-confidence.
Since dental implants do not need to be adjusted, replaced or refitted, it is a smart permeant solution It can actually help save money in the long run when compared to removable counterparts such as dentures and bridges. Cost can be a large determining factor for some people that makes them hesitant to have a dental implant installed. But the wise investment early on can save money on future dental issues such as nearby teeth sliding out of place or the gradual bone loss in the jaw near the missing tooth.
Not all patients are eligible for dental implants. Certain conditions like uncontrolled gum disease, diabetes or undergoing cancer treatment can affect how the dental implant secures itself into the bone of the jaw. When discussing the treatment options with your dentist, it is important to disclose all health issues, even if they may not seem relevant, to ensure our team can make the best recommendation.
Dentistry is a proven way to help enhance people’s lives, and it’s a privilege for me to positively affect the health of so many families in my community. Modern dental care provides a wealth of benefits, and it is my goal to give my patients the oral health & beautiful smiles they deserve.