Dental Implants: What You Should Know

There are many different circumstances and diseases that can lead a person to need dental implants. It’s always best to be well educated on the subject before you make the decision that dental implants are right for you. So what is there to know?

First off, it isn’t a super quick fix. There is a process behind it. First, you will get an exam that will include x-rays and molds made to fit your mouth. This will ensure a personalized fit for a new tooth (or set of teeth) that will best fit you.

After this there is a surgical procedure that is done in order to make sure the new tooth that was constructed stays in your mouth. This is what makes them different from having dentures- they will become part of your mouth, just like your existing teeth.

Why Would Someone Get a Dental Implant?

Here are a few reasons why someone might choose implants over dentures:

They look great. Implants have a far superior look to them compared to dentures or bridges.

They can save the teeth next to them. Your teeth could have been exposed but with the implants, they are safely in a row like they are meant to be- and can serve their individual purposes. They also do not need to be anchored to the adjacent teeth, so you wouldn’t have to lessen the integrity of existing teeth.

They can help build confidence. Whether it’s an accident that caused missing teeth or the use of dentures, these will give you back your confident smile and erase any embarrassment that might have come along with the use of dentures.

They are reliable. There isn’t any need to replace anything about a dental implant. Say goodbye to worrying over where your dentures went to!

Overall, what you should take away from this is that dental implants are meant to be a permanent fixture in your mouth, which has plenty of advantages over bridges and dentures. If you have more questions, feel free to contact Modern Family Dental Care today.

Written by Dr. Taj

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