Smile Repair - How Dental Implants Work12 Nov, 2015
Smile Repair - How Dental Implants Work
Why do people need dental implants? If you're a person with chipped, broken or missing teeth, you're an ideal candidate. It's embarrassing when you've got chompers missing and it ruins a perfectly good smile. Dental implants can help you get a full set back, and it's easier, quicker and more effective than ever before. Let's look at how it works.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth. Unlike the dentures that your grandparents may have had, these are connected directly to your jawline through the roots. They don't fall out and, in fact, are permanent once you put them in. It is attached to the jawline through the root using titanium screws. Why titanium? Because it is one of the strongest materials known to humankind; in other words, your new tooth will stay in there for good.
After the initial implantation, you'll wear it around for a little while. It takes some time, but in about six to eight months, your new implant will actually grow roots down into the jawline. They will basically go from being prosthetic to effectively real. Once the jawbone fuses to the screw, it is permanent.
Here are some of the benefits that make this solution stand out:
- They are permanent and pretty much indestructible. You don't have to worry about them falling out or chipping. Actually, porcelain is used because it's stronger than teeth.
- They look completely real. Again, porcelain is the chosen material because of its likeness to a white, shiny tooth. Nobody will be able to tell that you've had any work done.
- The price has gone down considerably. When this was a brand new procedure, it cost quite a bit more; now it's at a price that more people can afford.
- Although there is some surgery, it is very slight. Recovering from the procedure is easy and it has a high success rate.
- Having a healthy, bright smile improves your self-esteem and self-confidence. Your smile really shows the world who you are, and when it's less than perfect, you'll feel it. Even worse, chipped or missing teeth may make you afraid to smile.
An ideal candidate for dental implants is somebody who is in good overall health. Because light surgery is involved, being in good shape will help you recover faster and more easily. It helps if you are a non-smoker. Smoking makes recovery from any procedure slower. Your gums should also be in good shape. If you have advanced gum disease or any other problems, it is a good idea to get that cleared up first. Your dentist will also make sure that you have enough jawbone to make the necessary connections.
Dental implants can help you get your smile back. They used to be prohibitively expensive, but now they're cheaper, which means that this is a viable option for anyone with broken or missing teeth. You can smile with confidence and a whole head full of teeth.