If you have decided to take the plunge and have chosen dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you have chosen a fantastic route for your smile. Dental implants are known as the gold standard in tooth replacement, and they have been touted as the greatest advancement in dentistry in the last century. Understanding how dental implants work is the best way to prepare for life after dental implants.
Dental implants are replacements for the roots of the teeth. They are constructed of a titanium anchor that is implanted directly into the jawbone. Titanium or titanium alloys are specifically used for dental implants because this metal has the unique ability to fuse with the bone through a process known as Osseo integration. The implant is placed through an oral surgery procedure, and it must be allowed to completely healed before the crown of the new tooth is placed. This time allows for a comfortable placement of the crown and to avoid any infection from occurring. Once your mouth has healed properly and the crown has been placed, your dental implant has been successfully placed inside your mouth.
Life after dental implants is surprisingly easy. They can be cared for just like your natural teeth. Dental implants are meant to be a permanent solution for your previous missing teeth. With proper care and regular dental cleanings, your dental implants can last you a lifetime. Dental implants are built to last, and they are designed to look natural inside your mouth. Not only that, but they also help your face retain its natural shape. When an empty socket (or sockets) is left empty for an extended period of time, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate. Without a healthy tooth to support, it will lose its strength and firmness and will cause the jaw area of the face to “sink in.” Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that both preserves and stimulates natural bone, which is the ultimate reason that makes them the gold standard in tooth replacement.
At Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists, we are proud to provide exceptional dental implant services to our patients. We want to help everyone achieve a beautiful smile that will last for a lifetime. Call today!