Why choose a dental implant? Unfortunately, millions of people experience the difficulties associated with missing teeth, which can severely undermine their self-confidence and the quality of their life.
Missing teeth can compromise your health, eating habits, speech and appearance. Another serious consequence of tooth loss is the compromise to your facial structures.
When a tooth is lost, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root resorbs, or melts away. When all the teeth are missing, the facial structures collapse as the jaw(s) deteriorate over time.
In extreme cases, people who wear dentures will choose to avoid social contact, make poor food choices, suffer from constant "denture sores" and may even experience depression.
The preferred method of tooth replacement is dental implant treatment. Dental implants are substitute tooth roots. They form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel and function like your natural teeth. The integration/success of the implant should be in excess of 95% in experienced hands.
Dental Implants can also preserve the bone by providing the stimulation that was previously provided by the natural tooth roots, thereby maintaining the integrity of your facial structures.
There are numerous advantages of dental implant treatment over other treatment options. For instance, it is not necessary to grind down the adjacent teeth for a bridge, or secure a partial denture to the teeth with clasps that can eventually loosen them. By utilising dental implants, people who are missing all their teeth are spared the many problems associated with traditional false teeth.
• Maintain the integrity of facial structures
• Do not destroy adjacent teeth
• Allow for superior long-term aesthetics
• Are the closest replacement possible to natural teeth
• Restore lost lip support and can minimise wrinkles around the mouth
• Are a stable and successful replacement teeth for eating and smiling with confidence
• Eliminate the pain of ill-fitting partial and full-dentures
Why Does It Take so Long to Complete Treatment?
Dental implants preserve bone because they function like tooth roots, firmly embedded in the bone. In order for the implants to become embedded in the bone, the bone must bond to the implants. This process takes anywhere from one to six months, depending on the quality of the bone in which the dental implants are placed.
There are treatments other than dental implants that do not take as much time to complete; however none of these traditional methods of tooth replacement preserve bone. In fact, dentures and partials actually accelerate the bone resorption process.