There have been many dental care advances in recent years, yet people still suffer from tooth loss caused by disease, tooth decay and freak accidents. In the past if you had these problems, bridges and dentures would have been prescribed to you. These procedures have been replaced by a new method known as dental implants.
The dental implant procedure is not inexpensive, but because this procedure is so successful many more people are requesting it. They fuse into your jawbone and become a permanent part of your mouth. They replace a lost tooth with one that’s just as close to your natural ones. Every day you can brush them and floss them.
Cavities will never develop from these implants. They are preferred over dentures since they will never interfere with surrounding teeth. With good care they will never give you any problems in your life.
There are only two types of implants: endosteal implants are surgically placed in the bone and subperiosteal are implanted on top of that jaw. The most common is endosteal; subperiosteal is for those who don’t take to dentures because their low bone height.
Improving your appearance is just one of the reasons to have dental implants. Other reasons include making your life easier like chewing and speaking. When it comes to comfort, dental implants win over dentures hands down. You are considered a candidate for implants if you have healthy gums. If your health is good and you can handle a routine extraction then you will get the go signal from your dentist to have them installed. He is looking for enough bone in your mouth to hold the implants in place.
Alternatives to dental implants will be suggested to you if you are a heavy smoker or if you suffer from chronic disorders such as diabetes and heart disease. You might still be able to have implants, but you should realize that these health issues are something to be discussed with your dentist.
In a heart-to-heart conversation you can discuss insurance coverage and payment options to arrive at a plan of action. With your dentist you can decide how to get a great smile – in order to get that dream job or to attract that dream girl or guy.
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