What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a form of tooth replacement that have become increasingly popular in recent years. In essence, they are like artificial teeth, permanently placed in the jaw bone and gums where the missing teeth used to be. Since dental implants become fused with the natural bone structure, just like real teeth, they provide a secure and stable fit that can last for many years. Moreover, dental implants not only look great but also help protect against further damage to the jawbone and surrounding teeth. So if you're looking for a long-term tooth replacement solution, consider talking to Dr. Choi about getting dental implants.
What makes up Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small post, usually made of titanium, that serves as a substitute for the root of the tooth. The dental implant is placed into the jawbone and allowed to heal and integrate with the bone around it. Once this process is complete, a connector, known as an abutment, is placed on, or built into, the top of the dental implant. This abutment serves as an anchor point for your new tooth (also known as a crown). Finally, a crown—a replacement tooth—is custom fabricated to match your natural teeth in size, shape, colour and texture.
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a unique combination of stability, convenience, and aesthetic appeal compared to other forms of tooth replacement. Once inserted into your jawbone, they become securely integrated with the surrounding bone and hold firmly in place. This ensures you won't experience unexpected shifts and slips as may be experienced with dentures. Additionally, dental implants support the underlying jawbone structure which prevents it from deteriorating due to lack of stimulation - something that cannot be offered by traditional devices. On top of all this, dental implants are carefully crafted to blend perfectly with your remaining teeth in terms of colour and texture, for a natural-looking smile that nobody will suspect is not entirely yours!
Why do people prefer dental implants?
With dental implants, we can all have a beautiful, confident smile - and for many people that's worth the extra effort. Dental implants can help improve our oral health for years to come as well as provide us with a permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and do not irritate the surrounding tissue like some other tooth replacements. The added security of dental implants also give us a peace of mind knowing that our smile will stay intact without having to worry about it slipping or clicking while talking, laughing or eating. Implants are an incredibly attractive option both functionally and aesthetically, making them easily the most popular choice when it comes to tooth replacements.
All in all, dental implants are a great option for anyone looking to replace missing teeth who wants something more secure than traditional dentures or bridges. They look and feel just like natural teeth while providing stability and helping keep your jaw healthy over time. If you're considering getting dental implants then speak to your dentist today - it could be the best decision that you make this year!