Missing a tooth means much more trouble than just giving a bad appearance to your face and smile. Lost teeth cause trouble while chewing your food. They may also cause nearby teeth to grow into the gap in an uneven shape. Even worse, the bone under the lost tooth starts deteriorating as well.
At Dental Savers Northeast, we offer you a number of solutions to make up for lost teeth. The most sought after solution are dental implants. We take all the necessary care to ensure that the crown on top of your implant is carefully shaped and colored to look and function like a real tooth.
A dental implant is basically a screw-shaped replacement for the root of a tooth, which provides a foundation for replacement teeth. Implants are generally made using titanium. A crown is put on top of an implant to give it a tooth-like appearance and structure.
Advantages of Dental Implants
A dental implant, like all other tooth replacement options, will give a better appearance to your mouth and will help you smile with more confidence. However, this is not the only benefit of choosing dental implants over other tooth replacement options.
An implant is a permanent replacement that lasts a lifetime if cared for properly. It takes away the worry of dislodging your replacement teeth as you sneeze, cough or laugh in public. Implants feel absolutely natural and comfortable right from the very beginning. They are the closest to natural teeth in terms of a replacement option. Since they are permanent, you needn’t take them out every night or take any additional pains to maintain them.
Dental implants can be maintained and cared for by maintaining basic dental hygiene such as brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist twice a year. Dental implants are really the next best thing to real teeth.
What to expect while getting dental implants
If you have missing teeth, an X-ray of the jawbone is taken to ensure it will be able to accept the implant as a replacement option. If the jawbone cannot accept implant, measures to improve the jawbone are suggested prior to implant surgery.
Once the jawbone is ready, the implant is installed and covered with a temporary crown. A second visit is then scheduled with enough time in between to ensure that the implant bonds with the jawbone properly. In the next visit, a permanent crown is installed to replace the temporary one.