Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dental Implants : Today's Standard For Tooth Replacement

Dental Implants

For people who have lost a permanent tooth, there are more options than ever before for a long-term replacement. In the past, removable dentures made noise or sometimes even fell out while eating, drinking or talking. But now, permanent dental implants mean there’s no need to worry about those inconveniences.

Dental implants are screws that anchor fabricated teeth to the jawbone. The anchor is made of titanium, which is similar to the material used to repair fractured bones.

Hangover actor Ed Helms really has a missing tooth, and he usually wears an implant, but his dentist took it out for the movie.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

Improved appearance : Dental implants look & feel like your own teeth.  And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
Improved speech : With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within he mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words.  Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth may slip.
Improved comfort: Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Easier eating:  Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult . Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence & without pain.
Improve self-esteem : Dental Implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
Improved oral health : Dental implants do not require reducing other teeth ,as a tooth-supported bridge does.  Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Durability : Implants are very durable and will last many years.  With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Convenience : Removable dentures are just that ;removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

How Successful Are Dental Implants?

Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on the location in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%.  With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.

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