Dental implants are dental restorations used to replace missing teeth. To replace missing teeth with dental implants, false tooth roots are surgically placed into the jaw to mimic the properties of a natural tooth root. Dental implants use false tooth roots that are made up of titanium, a biocompatible metal. These titanium roots integrate with the natural bone and become a part of it, hence providing strong anchoring. The false tooth roots are then attached to crowns or bridges, using an abutment, to restore the upper structure of teeth.
Why should you choose dental implants?
You should use dental implants for the various following reasons:
- Bones are just like muscles and require stimulation to stay healthy and sturdy. When you lose teeth, the underlying gums and bones lose the stimulation. As a result, they start to resorb and dissolve. Dental implants are the only dental restorations that help preserve the bone structure by providing the required stimulation. Nothing feels, looks or functions as naturally as the dental implants.
- Dental implants keep your teeth healthy by evenly distributing the biting forces. All other dental restorations apply more force on the natural teeth and make them weak.
- Restoring your smile with dental implants enhances your self-esteem, confidence, and the natural beauty of your smile. Dental implants also help in removing any kind of lisp.
- Dental implants are more reliable and durable than any other dental restoration or tooth replacement. If properly cared for, dental implants can last for a lifetime.
- Caring for your dental implants is very simple and does not require any extra-care regimen. Regular brushing and flossing are enough for maintaining your dental implants.
- Dental implants do not weaken the neighboring teeth and preserve them in their natural form. With restorations like dental bridges, the neighboring teeth are filed and reshaped. Dental implants also prevent the neighboring teeth from tilting and shifting.
How are dental implants placed?
Dental implants can be successfully installed in the mouth in two visits to your dentist.
On the first day of your visit, a comprehensive examination is performed to calculate your oral health. The health of your gums and underlying bone structure is specifically checked to examine whether the bone will be able to support a dental implant or not. If you have enough bone structure to successfully support a dental implant, your dentist will begin with the procedure. The area where the implant needs to be installed is numbed using an anesthetic. An incision is made in the gums, and a titanium root is implanted in the jaw bone. An abutment or screw is attached to the root, and the gum is secured with stitches. The titanium root is given 3-6 months to fully integrate with the natural bone structure and heal.
You will be called for a second visit after you have completely healed from the minor surgery performed during the first visit. Your dentist will bond a custom-fabricated crown or bridge to the abutment to restore the full functionality of the tooth.
We, at Bliss Dentistry of Campbell, California, cater to all your needs pertaining to dental services and routine exams. Our Campbell dentists with their entire team persevere to provide you with exceptional treatment that enhances and maintains the beauty of your smile. If you have any further question, queries or dental emergencies and are looking for an experienced dentist in the South Bay Area, feel free to contact us at (408) 963-6678 to schedule an appointment.