How a dental implant solution can help you
What is a dental implant solution?
If you’re unhappy with your dentures or toothless jaw, a dental implant solution might be an alternative.
Teeth that look and feel like your own
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium which replace your missing teeth. The dentist inserts the implants into your jaw bone, where the titanium then fuses with the bone.
Just like your tooth root did before, these implants then build a stable base for a bar, an overdenture or other types of restorations, which will become the visible part of your new teeth.
Dental implants are very small, normally around 10 mm long and only 3-5 mm wide at the top.
Dental implant solutions
Usually each tooth is replaced with one implant per tooth. But if you need to replace many missing teeth or even an entire jaw, there are other solutions. Depending on the condition of your jaw bone and gum, as little as two to four dental implants can already restore your upper or lower jaw with a set of fixed teeth. Often this can be more cost-effective for you.
Why choose a dental implant solution
Dental implants are widely considered to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today, because they offer a number of important benefits to patients.
A natural smile
A modern dental implant solution looks and feels just like your natural teeth. Its color, shape and contour is made to match that of your former teeth. The result is a natural smile that will bring back your confidence and quality of life. With your new teeth sparkling on the outside, you will soon feel a smile coming back on the inside.
Eat and speak normally
Did you have to give up some of your favorite dishes since you lost your teeth? Or do you feel self-conscious when talking, because your dentures make it more difficult to speak clearly? A dental implant solution can bring back the full function of natural teeth. So no matter how hard, crunchy or sticky the food, dental implants can put it back on your menu. And they can restore your clear speech for long chats with your friends.
Healthy jaw bone and teeth make your face look younger
Dental implant solutions stimulate your jaw bone, which might have suffered during years of badly fitting dentures. Dental implants trigger a process called osseointegration (from Greek osteon, bone) in your jaw bone, during which the implant integrates with the bone and maintains existing levels of bone.
And there’s more good news! Sufficient amounts of jaw bone, and a full set of teeth supporting your lips from the inside, can give you a more youthful appearance.
Stable and comfortable fit
Forget about uncomfortable, moving dentures. Since dental implants are fixed to your jaw bone, this solution is more stable and more comfortable than dentures. On top of that, dental implants are made of biocompatible materials, which means that your body tolerates them.
A long-lasting and proven solution
Dental implants are very durable. With proper care and good oral hygiene, implants will last for many years or even a lifetime. Decades of research have gone into their functionality and stability, ever since the first patient received modern dental implants in 1965. And they are constantly being developed further.
Implant treatment can be considered a long-term investment into your health and your wellbeing – in short, an investment into your life. Compared to other restorations, costs can seem higher at first glance. However, higher maintenance costs, the potential increase in lost jaw bone and, ultimately, the loss of even more teeth can make other restorations more expensive in the long run.
Call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth if you have any questions about your existing dentures or the need for dental implants.