Dental implants are bone supported teeth replacements.
What are dental implants?
Implants are titanium screws implanted or threaded into the bone through holes drilled in the bone. Implants act as the root of the replacing tooth.
Who needs dental implants?
Dental implants are an option for replacing lost teeth. Tooth loss may be because of extraction following decay, tooth loss as a result of trauma.
Sufficient bone density, thickness, length, and healthy gums are important for successful implants. Good oral hygiene adds a plus point for implants. Implants are friendly with non-smokers.
Patients with diabetics, insufficient bone and decreased ability to heal and patients allergic to constituents of titanium have less chance to possess implants.
How implants are better than other dental replacement options?
Bone resorption after extraction is very much less or nil in cases of implants thereby dental implants signifies the maintenance of facial contour.
Dental implants vs RPD:
Removable partial dentures are removable prosthesis but implants are fixed.
Use of RPDs are of inconvenience and embarrassment, implants are convenient and good looking.
RPD appears to be plastic and minimally esthetic while crown placed over implants appears more natural and esthetic.
Dental implant vs Dental Bridges:
In Dental bridges adjacent healthy teeth are subjected to stress and damage whereas in dental implants they remain untouched and healthy as they are.
At times intentional Root canal treatment is advised for dental bridges. No such treatments in implants.
Limited no. of the tooth can be replaced with dental bridges while any number of teeth can be replaced with dental implants.
Quality of life with dental implants:
Strength and quality of properly osseointegrated implants are equivalent to the natural tooth.
Dental implants are more like natural teeth therefore beautiful smile than ever before.
Improves speech, can have all favorite foods like before.
Dental implants at Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital:
We provide all possible implants options based on individuals needs. Dr. Sunil Richardson with his craniofacial team will help you to achieve your desired beautiful smile.