Benefits of Dental Implants
Most people have heard about dental implants. They are aware of the term but likely unaware of what they are typically used for and the wide range of applications they can help with. Implants can be made for a single tooth that is missing, multiple teeth, or an entire set of teeth.
Whether patients are suffering from gum disease or the effects of tooth decay, dental implants can offer an excellent artificial tooth solution. Dental implants can be used to support dentures, bridges, or crowns. Implants are permanent, so there is no need to apply adhesive to anchor your dentures in place. With an implant as an anchor, there is never any slipping.
Appearing as natural as your own teeth, dental implants also feel like real teeth to the patient. They are able to brush and floss them as if they were real teeth. If dental implants are something you’re interested in, please contact us here at Sunnyside Dentistry for more information.
Three Parts of a Dental Implant
Many times, people suffer pain and discomfort while eating, thinking there are no good options for extensive tooth decay. Dental implants could be the answer. They are made of various materials although the most frequently used is porcelain, which is both durable and variable in color.
Each dental implant is made up of three sections. These are the implant, which is the part embedded into the jawbone; the abutment, which attaches the implant to the third component; and the crown. Of all sections, the only one visible is the crown. They can be colored to match the shade of the remaining natural teeth in the patient’s mouth.
Advantages of Dental Implants
We have all heard the terrifying stories about traditional dentures slipping out of place while eating or speaking in public. Only held in place by an adhesive which has to be applied throughout the day, the denture plates are a messy alternative to natural teeth. They also have to be contoured over time as the shape of the mouth changes too. With dental implants, all of those concerns are nullified. Implants become a permanent part of the patient’s mouth offering an artificial tooth solution that feels and looks like natural teeth, allowing the patient to brush and floss them. There are no dietary restrictions either like traditional dentures.
Placing Dental Implants
While dental implants require more than one appointment to successfully place them, there are reasons for this. The first step involves pulling or extracting any decayed teeth and to clear the entire oral cavity of infection. If gum disease has weakened the bone in the jaw it will need to be addressed and stabilized before the implant procedure can begin.
Using the latest in dental technology, the dental implants are manufactured to the precise measurements of the patient’s mouth. There is no need to shape them or contour them. They will fit exactly.
For those patients struggling with tooth loss and all of the available solutions, dental implants could be the answer for you. Why not contact us today to find out more? We can see if you are a candidate for single tooth implants or multiple tooth implants. Our office is located at Sunnyside Dentistry. If you have any questions, you can also give us a call at (503) 451-5104 to find out more or to schedule a consultation.