What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are devices meant to enable tooth restorations. Commonly made of titanium, these implants are designed to mimic the root structure of real teeth. The titanium root structure is then used as a base or foundation for replacement teeth. The replacement teeth can be either removable or permanent. Another unique feature of modern dental implants is that they are designed to fuse with the bones of your jaw, and are therefore permanent fixtures.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are many benefits to modern implants. The first benefit is that the teeth actually feel like your real teeth as a result of the implants fusing to your jawbone. Another benefit is that dental implants do not need to be removed, so it is a more convenient option than removable dentures. Also of benefit is the titanium construction. The titanium construction is the reason these implants can fuse to your jaw. The titanium also allows for a high degree of durability, truly making these implants permanent. Improved hygiene is also a benefit, as the individual implants are installed in such a way as to leave increased space between the implants and your teeth.
Why would someone need dental implants?
There are many reasons to consider dental implants. These reasons include convenience, appearance, comfort, and tooth loss. Tooth loss cannot always be avoided by practicing good oral hygiene. For example, you can lose your teeth in an accident. In the past your only options were dentures and bridges. Dentures alone are uncomfortable and inconvenient. Some people even find them embarrassing. Dental implants can benefit people in these situations by allowing them to replace the missing teeth with a permanent and attractive solution.
Dentures will quite frequently rub along the jaw and gums, causing intense irritation and pain. Another pain you will be avoiding is the pain resulting from bone loss. Every tooth removed results in bone loss, which in severe cases can change your appearance, and affect the nerves in your face and mouth.
In order to avoid the pain and inconvenience outlined above it is highly recommended that you begin considering implant options. Not only will dental implants improve your quality of life, but will help you avoid future agony. Please call (646) 259-3996 to discuss dental implants as an option for you.