The reasons for this are due to the exclusive benefits that are only found in dental implants. For example, dental implants are the only solution that can prevent the jawbone from shrinking. Combined with their unparallelled ability to restore chewing and speaking function and the most natural aesthetics available, it’s clear that dental implants are the preeminent restorative treatment.
A dental implant is comprised of a fixture, an abutment, and a final restoration which is typically a porcelain crown. These three components each serve a key purpose that gives dental implants the strength and durability they’re known for.
This is due to the process of osseointegration. Osseointegration refers to the process of how the bone integrates seamlessly with the titanium fixture. Titanium is one of very few materials that has the biocompatibility and durability to facilitate implant placement in many medical procedures, including dental implant treatment.
No, not until they’re fully grown. Although kids and teens may lose teeth through sports or in other accidents, dental implants are too dangerous to place on teens whose jawbones are still growing.
No, it’s strongly recommended to wait until you’ve delivered before pursuing dental implant surgery. Any complications that arise in a surgery may disrupt the pregnancy, so unless it’s an emergency, it’s best to hold off on dental implants until after.
Unlike dentures, dental implants are extremely easy to clean. To maintain your dental implants, all you have to do is brush and floss daily like you would with your natural teeth.
Another major advantage of dental implants is that they’re the longest lasting restorative treatment. With proper care, your dental implants can last for decades, perhaps even a lifetime!
If dental implants are beyond your price range at the moment, then it’s still better to replace your teeth with another treatment rather than none at all. The two most popular and reliable alternatives to dental implants are dentures and a dental bridge, and you’ll find them both to be highly affordable in comparison.
Do you have any additional questions or concerns you would like addressed before you choose to restore your missing teeth with dental implants? Then contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Richard Grubb today. We look forward to hearing from you!