There have been many advancements in dentistry over the course of its history. Despite those advances, people are still able to lose their teeth due to processes like tooth decay and gingivitus. Bridges and dentures used to be the only solution until the introduction of dental implants. A dental implant is a substitute or replacement tooth root, which provides a stable foundation for a replacement crown. The bone actually forms a biological bond with the new root (implant) giving your new crown a stable foundation similar to the natural root.
There are different types of dental implants: the first is placed directly into the jaw bone, like natural tooth roots; the second is used when the jaw structure is limited; therefore, a custom-made metal framework fits directly on the existing bone. There are also many benefits to having dental implants. Here are just a few:
- Improves your appearance – Dental implants are made to look and feel like your own teeth. And since they are designed to fuse with your existing bone, they fit seamlessly in with your other teeth. And they are more comfortable than other tooth features such as dentures.
- Helps with your speech & eating – With traditional dentures, teeth can slip around the mouth causing you to slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak confidently without any slurring of words. And since dental implants allow for such a snug fit, you can eat foods without fear of tooth slippage or pain.
- They provide good oral health – Your teeth are not altered in any major way, such as when bridge work is done, and since your original teeth are not altered you gain better long-lasting oral health. Dental implants also make it easier to access the spaces between your teeth, which makes for better oral hygiene.
- Durable & Convenient – Dental implants are durable and can last for years and years. They are also more convenient than dentures since they never need to be removed and you don’t have to use adhesive to keep them on.
Affinity Dental Associates: Nutrition & Oral Health in Catonsville, Maryland
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Source: Dental Implants, WebMD