Tooth loss is one of the most common dental problems encountered by millions of people around the world. While there are many reasons leading to its onset, old age is usually the prime suspect. Other common causes may include gum disease, gingivitis, and poor oral hygiene. Failing to address tooth loss early can lead to a disfigured and awkward smile. For many, dentures are the first solutions that come to mind. Although still effective, they are no longer the best way to deal with tooth loss. Dental implants are the better solutions because of their comfort and reliability.
What are dental implants? Why get it instead of regular dentures?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed in the jaw. These appliances serve as an anchor, and support a replacement tooth or bridge. It is the most modern solution to tooth loss and comes with numerous benefits. Implants look and feel almost like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, smile, and laugh with full confidence.
The installation of dental implants is relatively simple. We start with putting in an implant on the site of the missing tooth. Once this heals, we move on to the placement of an abutment or post, followed by crown fabrication. Although this is standard procedure, there may be alterations per case, depending on the severity of your dental situation.
Dental implants are reliable and help address more than just tooth loss, making them the better solution. They are better in terms of esthetics because they integrate into your bone structure, creating a natural look. The placement of implants also helps prevent bone loss and gum recession, and does not require the movement of neighboring tooth structures. This is better for your overall dental health and allows you to eat, speak, and laugh with more confidence.