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Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth andto restore aesthetics and self-esteem of patients. Implants function and look like natural teeth. Dental implants replace the roots of the lost teeth. They are made up of two parts; the titanium steel peg that is implanted in the jaw bone and the porcelain crown that sits on the peg to effectively replace a natural tooth. Having been in use for more than 30 years, the effectiveness and safety of dental implants have been established by different research studies.
Reasons for Dental Implants:
- Replace lost teeth
- To do away with dentures
- To replace a failed dental Bridge
- To prevent bone loss after losing a tooth
- To prevent possible shaving down of healthy teeth for a bridge
- Restore patient’s self-esteem and confidence
- Allow patients to enjoy all types of foods
Are you a Dental Implants candidate?
You are an ideal dental implants candidate if;
- Your gums are healthy
- You are above 16 years old
- You are not suffering from bone loss
- You have missing teeth or tooth that prevents you from eating, chewing and speaking properly
Why go for Dental Implants?
Unlike other missing teeth treatment options, dental implants offer numerous benefits like functioning like natural teeth. As such, dental implants are the only treatment method that prevents bone loss. When you lose a tooth, bone is gradually resorbed since it no longer has stimulation. But, when a dental implant is placed, the bone will continue to have the required stimulation and reduces the risk of bone loss and deformation. Dental implants are also very comfortable as compared to other missing teeth treatment options. For instance, dentures may click, slip, cause sores and even fall out. Moreover, they tend to get more uncomfortable with age. Changes in jaw bone structure causes the dentures to stop fitting and require adjustments or even replacement. Dental implants are a permanent solution that offers long term comfort and performance. Additionally,pending circumstances, dental implants are better than bridges and does not require to shave down the teeth adjacent to the lost tooth. Dental implants boost self-confidence and psychological health of the patientby providing a better smile and fully functional teeth that do not limit them in regards to types of foods they can consume. Some patients believe that dental implants are expensive and unaffordable which is not true. Colton dental and orthodontics offer different dental implant options at a pocket friendly price.