Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They allow you to live the way you want to – confidently eating, smiling, laughing, talking, and enjoying all of your everyday activities without worrying about your teeth.
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, taking the form of crowns, bridges, or a full denture (several implants).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?
•Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within your mouth, causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
•Easier eating. Dental implants allow you to eat your favorite foods.
•Improved oral health. They can be maintained with just routine exams and normal oral hygiene.
•Convenience. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR A DENTAL IMPLANT
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Those with chronic illness, heart disease, or severe osteoporosis may not be able to receive implants.