A beautiful smile is a powerful asset, and missing teeth can often make us self-conscious and affect our confidence. Fortunately, dental science has come a long way in providing effective solutions for tooth loss. One such remarkable solution is dental implants – fine titanium screws that are placed in your jawbone to mimic the function of natural tooth roots. At Totalcare Dental and Dermal we offer dental implants and in this blog, we will explore the wonders of dental implants and how they can transform your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are advanced dental prosthetics that have revolutionised the field of restorative dentistry. A dental implant consists of a small titanium rod or screw that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. This procedure, though minor, requires precision and expertise to ensure successful integration with the bone. Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, it becomes a sturdy foundation for a replacement crown or permanent denture.
The Implant Process:
Your dentist will perform an initial assessment which is a comprehensive examination to determine if dental implants are suitable for you. Factors such as bone density, oral health, and medical history will be considered. The titanium implant is carefully positioned into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. It will take a few months for the implant to fully integrate with the bone. Once the implant has successfully fused, a connector piece – is placed on top of the implant, allowing the crown or denture to be securely attached. The final step involves placing a custom-made crown or permanent denture on the abutment (connector piece). This restoration is designed to match your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, restoring your smile’s appearance and boosting your self-confidence. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants provide stability and strength, allowing you to eat, speak, and chew with ease. Implants help stimulate new bone growth, preventing the jawbone from shrinking, which is a common issue with missing teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a long-term investment in your oral health. Implants require no special maintenance beyond regular oral hygiene practices, such as brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
While dental implants offer numerous benefits, not everyone may be an ideal candidate for the procedure. Your dentist will assess various factors to determine if dental implants are suitable for you. Generally, candidates should have good oral and overall health, sufficient jawbone density, and a commitment to maintaining oral hygiene.
If you’re looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, consider dental implants as an investment in your oral health and overall well-being. Reach out to us at Totalcare Dental and Dermal to explore your options and take the first step toward regaining your beautiful smile.
Call us to organise an assessment to see if this treatment is right for you.