One of the most exciting advancements in dentistry is dental implants, which are substitutes for missing teeth, but how do you know if they are right for you?
An artificial root, well fitted to the body, which is surgically inserted into the jawbone, is a dental implant. On the implant, an artificial, natural looking tooth or dental device is protected. Implants are very stable, robust, and one of the most aesthetic alternatives available for tooth replacement.Learn more about us at Colorado Springs Cosmetic Dentist Association
There are more reasons for putting an implant than just providing a lovely smile for confidence. Other dental issues can occur if a missing tooth is not replaced. The jawbone used to help the tooth starts to atrophy or weaken, which can move the neighbouring teeth. This can lead to excessive wear on your teeth, change your appearance or voice, cause deterioration, compromise your chewing skills, and cause issues with TMJ (jaw joint). These issues can be prevented by replacing the tooth structure with an implant.
Implants may also be used to protect dentures, making swollen gums, “clicking sounds” and denture-related instability a thing of the past. Denture wearers with more confidence will eat and smile.
For any patient, dental implants are not always necessary. To decide whether you’d be a good choice, a thorough dental exam is mandatory. The bone is not dense enough to accommodate an implant in some cases. Your dental and medical records will be checked by the dentist for factors such as diabetes or bone loss, which may impact the effectiveness of the implant procedure.
The implant will be surgically inserted into the bone and allowed to blend with the jawbone for up to six months until the dentist has decided that you will be a successful candidate. A post can be positioned to extend the implant above the gum line, depending on the type of dental implant. An impression of your mouth will be taken and a final restoration or dental appliance will be made. The restoration will be put and modified for proper fit and function at the final visit.