Dental implants, sometimes known as implant retained dentures, are artificial teeth and roots that are implanted in the jaw bone. These implants can replace one missing tooth or several teeth and can serve as the groundwork for a permanent denture with many teeth. The roots of the implant ultimately become bonded to the jaw bone, creating a stable foundation for a denture to be fixed to or sit on top of. If you have a missing tooth or teeth or need dentures but are worried they will move around when eating or make it difficult to speak, then dental implants may be the right choice for you.
Dental implants can be very helpful for those with missing teeth. Since the implant stands alone and is not reliant on the adjacent teeth, it can help those teeth and the overall health of the mouth. Implants don’t typically lead to bone loss since the root is replaced, unlike dentures. These implants look and function exactly like natural teeth and you don’t have to take them out at night. You no longer have to worry about having any chewing or talking difficulties anymore either since they are secured to the bone.
If you think that dental implants might be the right choice for you, or if you’ve been referred by your dentist, you should schedule an appointment to talk about the procedure, costs and the available options. Here at All About Smiles we take patient care very seriously and we strive to provide the best care, from veneers and implants to whitening and so much more. To learn more about dental implants and the rest of our services give us a call at (734) 981-1199.