Do you have missing teeth? Do you feel embarrassed when you smile, laugh or talk? You don’t have to feel self-conscious any longer. Dental Implants are a permanent solution to correct the problem. The size, shape, and color of an implant will be identical to the other teeth. No one will know it’s an implant and you can feel more confident about yourself. Recent technology permits a doctor to take detailed 3-D pictures of the teeth, bone, and nerves to find out if you’re a candidate for an implant. This technology also gives them a better idea of the type of implant you will need.
There are single implants and bridge implants. There is also a permanent denture that can utilize the technology of a dental implant. A single implant can replace one missing tooth. A bridge implant can replace several teeth. The procedure is the same for all types of implants with the insertion of a titanium post into the jawbone with a crown. A dental implant can take several visits but is well worth it when it’s complete. The replacement tooth or teeth will look identical to the other teeth and no one will know it’s not real.
An All-on-4 option is a great way to have dentures fastened securely into place. The entire denture will remain in place and a patient will visit the dentist for a regular cleaning and exam. A patient never has to take their dentures out and soak them overnight. Four posts are inserted into the jawbone in several locations to hold the dentures in place. It’s a more permanent and durable option for individuals that don’t want to take the time to soak their dentures or use denture gel to keep them from slipping. This type of denture is much more appealing and an individual can enjoy any of the foods they like to eat without having problems like they would with removable dentures.
If you’re missing teeth or currently have dentures that you’re tired of taking in and out after a meal than implants are for you. You’ll feel less embarrassed about missing teeth or dentures that slip.