Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teath restoring the natural appearance & function of your mouth and avoiding the inconvenience & embarrassment of dentures. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing tooth or a set of a complete functional teach for patients who have lost many or all of their teach.
Dental implants are based on artificial tooth roots made of titanium which are implanted into the bone of the jaw using a simple and painless procedure. Over a few months, the titanium fuses with the bone & creates a secure foundation.
Once that happen, a small pillar or abutment is screwed into the implant to complete the foundation. Natural looking porcelain crowns are then fitted over the pillar, creating a strong tooth which blends in perfectly with your natural teath in shape, size, colour and fit. It is equally important to clean implant supported teeth like your natural teeth. With good care, regular check ups and diligent patient maintenance it should serve you life time.
The benefits of Dental Implants:
1. Protection of remaining Natural Teeth: Unlike a fixed bridge, Dental implants do not sacrifice the quality of adjacent teeth because neighbouring teeth are not altered or trimmed to support the implant. Original teeth are left untouched, which is a significant long term benefit for your oral heath.
2. More efficient Chewing: Dental implants can restore chewing efficiency comparable to that of natural teeth. A full uppoer denture covers the roof of mouth & reduces the ability to taste food. With Dental implants food can be tasted better n chewed more effectively.
3. Improved Speech: III fitting dentures often result in mumbling, slurred speech or clicking noises. In addition the facial muscles become tense in attempt to hold the denture in place. Implant supported teeth enable patient to speek & eat with comfort & hence improve self confidence.
4. Superior Comfort: Dental implants eliminates the pain and discomfort of removable dentures. Unlike dentures which sits on top of the gums & jaw bones, Implants are anchored firmly to the jaw bone, eliminating gum irritation and the pain resulting from exposed nerves with conventional dentures.