Dental implants represent a permanent, versatile and ideal solution to replace one or more missing teeth. Since the root of the tooth is missing, a titanium root must be inserted on which the artificial tooth can be affixed.
A true area of expertise in dentistry, dental implants are very popular and offer several long-term benefits for patients. Here is a quick overview of what you need to know to make an informed choice.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
In addition to being more aesthetic and natural looking, the placement of dental implants offers the same appearance as natural teeth, allows better chewing of food and helps to slow or stop bone loss that occurs in the absence of teeth. Not only do they eliminate the discomfort experienced by wearing dentures, but they also eliminate the pain associated with it.
Dental implants are fixed, so there is no possibility of losing them during daily actions such as eating, especially since there is no need to avoid certain foods. Designed in accordance to your skeleton and based on your physiology, the artificial teeth will be much more comfortable than a prosthesis, especially for the long term.
You should know, however, that dental implants are not for everyone! It is recommended to:
- Maintain a good oral and dental health
- Have healthy gums
- Have a bone base strong enough to support the implants
Why is it an investment?
Dental implants are said to represent a real investment for the patient thanks to their lifespan. When properly maintained, implants can last for dozens of years without moving. In the long term, the health of your jaw will be preserved. The costs may seem significant at first glance, but it is the most advantageous option since the total cost can be extended over the life of the implants. By defraying these costs, you are putting the odds on your side to improve your oral health!
Finally, it should be noted that the process of dental implants takes a few months. Your dentist will be able to explain the complete process, from the first dental print to the final placement in your mouth.
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