Replace your missing in teeth in Westminster – without dentures
Accidents happen, and, consequently, so do missing teeth. It doesn’t matter whether you are a young adult or considerably older, because they are not desirable at any age. Many people, however, equally dislike the idea of getting dentures because of the stigma that has long been attached to wearing them.
If you have one or more empty spaces ruining your smile, the good news is that you can replace your missing teeth with dental implants and never think about dentures again.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that more closely resemble human teeth than any other method for modern tooth replacement. The structure involves a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaw. This post, once your gum and jaw heal around it, becomes your new tooth root.
The healing period can last from a few weeks to several months to allow enough time for osseointegration, which essentially means that the bone has grown around the post. During this time, your post is covered so that it isn’t noticeable. When the bone and gum line finally heal, a custom-crafted crown is expertly fitted and permanently placed over the post.
Is everyone a candidate for dental implants?
Not everyone is necessarily a candidate, so your Westminster dentist will first need to do a thorough examination of your teeth and jaw structure to ensure you have enough bone to provide a solid foundation for dental implants. If there is bone loss, bone grafting can sometimes be done to build-up more support where needed. Getting missing teeth replaced sooner is beneficial, however, because it helps to prevent bone loss, as well as the shifting of nearby teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are several advantages to getting implants over dentures, including:
- They are permanent, so you never need to take them out
- You can eat and chew comfortably and never worry about any embarrassing slipping
- Dental implants are cleaned and flossed exactly the same as your natural teeth
- They look completely natural
- Dental implants are very durable and long-lasting
Making the right decision on the best way to replace missing teeth is important. If you would like to learn more about dental implants and if they are the best solution for you, please schedule a free consultation.