How much do you know about Dental implants?

Posted on August 9, 2017 in About Us, Dental Education, Latest

 

Oh no! I have a missing tooth! Should I get dentures, or is there a better option for me? Well, in case you have not heard about it, dental implant are the ‘in’ thing now! Being a more preferred option to repair your teeth these days, let’s have an overview on what dental implants really are.

 

What exactly are dental implants?

Dental implant is a small titanium screw which is surgically placed into the jaw bone. It replaces the root of the missing tooth and serves as a support for your new tooth (crown) or teeth (a row of crowns also known collectively as a bridge). Besides that, it can also be used as attachment or support for full dentures in cases where all teeth are missing.

 

Benefits of Dental implants

So, what are the benefits of dental implant?

1.Improved appearance

Yes, you will look better than you did before! Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, and they are permanent since they are designed to fuse with the bone.

2. Improved comfort & Easier eating

As compared to dentures, which can cause discomfort and makes chewing difficult, Dental implant functions like your teeth. Therefore, it is much more comfortable and also allows you to chew without pain as well.

3. Improved oral health

Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant. Hence, this would improve long-term oral health as more of your teeth are left intact. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.

4. Durability & Convenient

(Implants are usually very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants can last a lifetime. Not only that, dental implant eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesive to keep them in place. Hence, it is much more convenient.)

 

If you are considering to get dental implant, feel free to ask any member of our team about this aspect of dental treatment. For more information, contact Alpha Dental.