Are You a Candidate for Tooth Implant Dentistry
For many years, dentistry as we knew it, only offered dentures and bridges to replace missing teeth. The problem was that dentures never fit correctly and would often cause the patient pain and discomfort. The problem with dental bridges is that they are hard to clean. Additionally, they require the reduction of good tooth structure to place in the mouth. Today, thanks to the ever-progressing technology and advancement of dentistry, dental implants are the preferred option for replacing missing teeth.
Implant dentistry is are considered the best permanent option for tooth replacement today.
A dental implant is an artificial “root” made of titanium metal that is placed and fused into the jaw bone and becomes a permanent fixture in the mouth. Once this implant has been placed a prosthesis will be placed over it, like a crown or bridge or even an over denture.
If you are a candidate for a implant dentistry, here is what you need to know:
- Dental Implants were first introduced in 1965 and thanks to progressive technology, implants today look and feel just like your real teeth and have a high success rate of 98%. Success of a Dental Implant greatly depend on your jaw and overall health.
- Dental implants are anchored in your jaw, eliminating slipping, and sliding of the prosthesis, therefor eliminating sore spots and pain. Once placed your Dental Implant should function just as your other teeth.
- Dental Implants are stand alone, meaning they don’t require altering tooth structure of adjacent teeth to place, conserving tooth structure. Also, Dental Implants are very useful in replacing lost roots. When a patient loses tooth and root, the bone in the area begins to deteriorate in the jaw. When a Dental Implant is placed to replace missing root in socket, the body is tricked into thinking that the tooth root is still there and begins to grow new tissue around it, keeping the jawbone from deteriorating.
- Dental Implants have a higher upfront cost but they last longer than other tooth replacement options- possibly a lifetime. This makes Dental Implants the most cost effective choice for tooth replacement.
If you would like to know more about Dental Implants, please call Paradise Ridge Dentistry today at 602-867-8488 to schedule your consultation. Or, you may visit our website to learn more. Just click here.