A dental implant is an artificial
tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due
to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general
and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant,
and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum
tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental
experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your
dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with
other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and
facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own.
Your dentist and periodontist will work together to make your dreams come true.
What Is A Dental Implant Procedure Like?
This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist
and your periodontist. Your periodontist and dentist will consult with you to
determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your
specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist will
create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.
Reasons Why Dental
implants Are So Popular?
1. Improved facial
and bone features.
Dental implants preserve natural
tooth tissue by avoiding the need to cut down adjacent teeth for conventional
bridgework. They also will preserve bone and significantly reduce bone
resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone height. Dental
implants also help restore your jawbone structure because they reduce the load
on the remaining oral structures/teeth and preserve natural tooth tissue and
reduce bone resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone
Natural look and comfortable fit.
Dental implants are designed to
look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. In addition, implants give
patients the confidence to smile, eat, and engage in social activities without
worrying about how they look or if their dentures will fall out.
3. Long-lasting and
With proper care and maintenance,
implants last as long as conventional restorations on teeth, with predictable
4. High success
Well planned and cared for dental
implants generally offer ‘survival rates’ comparable or better than other teeth
5. Improved ability to eat and chew.
Dental implants are anchored in
your jaw bone just like natural teeth. Over time they will help preserve
the jaw bone and significantly reduce bone resorption. Replacing missing teeth
with implants allow you to chew your food better and speak more clearly.
Because of all
these advantages, dental implants provide excellent long-term value and
can be a terrific investment in long-term oral health.