These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth. Because of the titanium used the implants will fuse with your jawbone; the implants won't cause bone damage like fixed bridges, they won't loosen like dentures and they don't make noise or slip. And better yet the materials used won't decay like your own teeth - so even if you have bridgework, it will be well supported.
Your teeth normally stimulate the surrounding bone with each bite. This preserves the integrity of the bone. When a tooth is lost, the bone is not stimulated and begins to shrink away. A dental implant keeps this bone intact and can prevent both bone loss and gum tissue shrinkage. In addition, because a dental implant replaces the root structure, the jawbone is better preserved. A dental implant is also much easier to clean as compared to a bridge. And unlike a bridge, an implant can not be affected by cavities.
Teeth are prone to deterioration after many years of use. They wear down, chip,crack, and they can even be lost due to physical situations, tooth decay and other forms of deterioration. Having one or more missing teeth is detrimental to your health- the need to replace these teeth should be taken into serious consideration.
Wether you have one missing tooth or several missing teeth- this can be aided with dental implants. Implants that support bridges are permanently fixed in the mouth. Dental implants look and function like your own natural teeth without needing the support of neighboring teeth. Dental implants usually replace the root of the natural tooth, thereby preserving the jawbone and preventing bone deterioration. The preservation of the jawbone helps to keep both the bone and gum tissue from collapsing, which may lead to an unattractive smile. Another factor is that with a traditional bridge, the cement can wash out from the bridge and expose the tooth, which can eventually lead to cavities.
The dental implants do not get cavities; however, brushing and flossing are extremely important to maintain healthy gums and to keep plaque away from the bone and gum tissue.
In general, dental implants may be right for you if you:
Have one or more missing teeth
Have a jawbone that's reached full growth
Have adequate bone to secure the implants, or are able to have a bone graft
Have healthy oral tissues
Don't have health conditions that will affect bone healing
Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
Want to improve your speech
Are willing to commit several months to the process
Always contact your Periodontist Specialist for a Consultation.