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When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

Posted by KARE DENTAL on May 24 2020, 11:27 PM

When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

Have you recently lost a tooth and been thinking about getting it replaced by a prosthetic? Dental implants are known to be the best replacement for missing natural teeth owing to several advantages they offer over their alternatives. So, will you qualify as a candidate for dental implants? What are the necessary factors that are required before the dentist prepares you for implant surgery?

Can you jawbone house an implant?

Implants are highly stable and strong restorations that are implanted into the jawbone. However, the jawbone needs to be healthy and strong enough to sustain the implant for several years. When a tooth is extracted from the mouth, it will be removed in its entirety along with the root. During the procedure, a small amount of jawbone could also be removed along with the tooth, which can lead to bone deterioration. Hence, the dentist will take x-rays and scans to determine the jawbone's size, shape, and thickness. Also, it can be used to view if the bone has deteriorated and determine the spacing available for placing the metal post.

Are you looking for a permanent solution?

Dentists recommend implants owing to their strength and longevity. They are composed of a metal implant stud made from Titanium and a dental-grade ceramic crown. These components replace the tooth root and visible crown, respectively. The materials used to fabricate the implant offer high durability, strength, and resistance to breaking or chipping. With proper care and avoiding habits such as opening bottle caps, plastic bags, biting hard objects, etc., implants would last for several years without any hassle.

Get your oral functionality back

An implant is considered to be a complete tooth restoration as it replaces both the root and crown. Hence, you can bite and chew food as you always used to with all the natural teeth intact. The material used to fabricate the crown does not easily crack, chip, or crumble when you bite and chew food. Also, the metal implant holds the restoration stable, thanks to the screw-like grooves on its surface. Even your phonetics will be restored to normal.

Smile wholeheartedly

Losing a tooth can result in a lack of confidence. Patients who have missing teeth, often feel too conscious of their facial appearance and tend to think twice before letting out a confident smile. But, an implant looks exactly like a natural tooth in terms of contour, texture, and color. Even if anyone takes a closer look at the implant, they wouldn't be able to distinguish it from the adjoining natural teeth.


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