Dental implants are the "gold standard" in repairing an imperfect smile or bringing stability to cosmetic dentures. Find out how dental implants can benefit patients who want to improve their own smile!
When natural teeth are missing, the bone underneath the gums may deteriorate. By placing a implant, bone growth can be stimulated to maintain the strength that a patient needs to maintain the rest of their natural teeth. This is because implants can start a process called osseointegration in which the bone grows around the implant to hold it in place. Traditional dentures and dental bridges can promote bone loss in the jaw.
Dental implants require no special care or attention by the patient. However, patients are required to visit their dentist regularly, at least twice a year, for check-ups and maintenance appointments to ensure that the implant is in place and functioning properly. These recall visits to your dentists are recommended no matter what dental concerns you may have, as they can also allow your dentist to provide a deep, thorough cleaning and dental examination regularly. Dental implants, when topped with a high-quality dental porcelain restoration, appear completely natural and beautiful. Dental crowns and other restorations used atop dental implants are made to match the patient's existing teeth within their smile to improve upon what they already have. The porcelain used to make the crown is completely natural looking, and is made to blend with the rest of the patient's smile to provide a seamless restoration.
Because dental implants are surgically placed directly into the bone and stimulate osseointegration, dental implants are one of the strongest, most dependable restorations offered by cosmetic dentists. Patients can enjoy the strength they need to bite and chew, and can use dental implants in conjunction with cosmetic dentures to improve the durability and stability of their false teeth.