Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Here’s what you need to know about this permanent option:
- What are Dental Implants?: Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth.
- Benefits of Implants: Implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. They provide stability and prevent bone loss in the jaw.
- The Implant Process: The process involves several stages, including evaluation, implant placement, healing, and attaching the prosthetic tooth.
- Suitability for Implants: In general, most healthy adults with missing teeth are candidates for dental implants. Your dentist will assess your suitability.
- Caring for Implants: Implants require the same care as natural teeth, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.
- Implant-supported Dentures: Implants can also support full or partial dentures, providing a secure and comfortable fit.
- Long-term Investment: Dental implants are a long-term investment in your oral health and can last a lifetime with proper care.
- Bone Grafting: In some cases, bone grafting may be necessary to provide sufficient bone support for the implants.
Consult your dentist to explore how dental implants can restore your smile and confidence.