For form, fit and function, nothing can replace dental implants for tooth replacement.
There are three options for replacement of lost or extracted teeth: removable dentures (full or partial); fixed dental bridges (cemented); and dental implants. For patients who are good candidates for implants, they offer some substantial advantages.
Unlike dentures, which rest on the gums, dental implants are surgical fixtures set into the jaw where they fuse with the body's own bone tissue. Made of titanium, implants integrate well with surrounding tissue and act as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. These artificial tooth roots serve as stable anchors for a replacement tooth, bridge or denture.
A dental implant fused to the jawbone provides the closest thing to the feel, function and appearance of a natural tooth. Dentures lock onto the implants, eliminating the frustration of looseness and slippage caused by ill-fitting dentures. As a result, patients experience more confidence and ease in everything from smiling to chewing favorite foods such as steak or apples. Patients with implants are also free of the hassle and messiness of denture adhesives.
Another advantage of dental implants is that they can replace missing teeth without affecting or altering the adjacent teeth. Bridges and partial dentures require attachment to neighboring teeth, causing stress which can lead to damage of healthy teeth. Dental implants offer stable support for removable dentures to provide a more secure and comfortable fit without exposing natural teeth to harm.
In addition to benefits in performance and fit, dental implants actually provide an important component in helping to maintain good bone health. With missing teeth, the underlying bone mass begins to break down, causing the structure of the mouth and face to shift. Dental implants actually help preserve bone and promote the health of surrounding tissues, decreasing the risk of gum disease as well as decay in neighboring teeth.
Progresses in technology and science have greatly improved the outcomes of dental implant placement. Today, the success rate for dental implants is close to 98%. Dental implants offer outstanding durability and longevity and are more affordable than many people realize. For more information, please talk to anyone on our team.
You may be a candidate for dental implants if you:
As with any important health decision, your individual needs, medical history, conditions and other factors need to be considered. At VIPcare Dental, we can provide a thorough consultation and ensure that all of your questions and concerns are answered.
VIPcare specializes in dental implant procedures. Our team has diverse experience and extensive knowledge of doing implants the right way. Our patients can choose between full or partial dentures, fixed dental bridges (cemented), and dental implants for the replacement of lost or extracted teeth. Our dental services are tailored to every patient's needs.
Before recommending or performing any solution, we advise our patients to undergo a series of assessments to know which procedure will best suit them.