I call them ‘life-enhancing’…
They can dramatically change and improve a patient’s appearance and dental function.
They can play a key role in boosting the smile factor in cosmetic dentistry or reconstructive dentistry.
But how much do you know about dental implants? I’ve put together some quick facts about implants to give you an insight into what is a dental phenomenon.
We’re on hand here at our Glasgow dental clinic if you need more information about dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
A natural tooth consists of a crown (the part you see above the gum), and the root (the part hidden under the gum). It is the root in the jawbone that actually holds the natural tooth in place.
Dental implants are state of the art modern dentistry.
They are small titanium “fixtures” that take place of the natural root of the tooth. Carefully implanted into the bone, these very tiny titanium roots actually bond or integrate with a patient’s bone, more securely than natural root would.
Dental Implants provide additional support where teeth are missing without putting forces onto remaining natural teeth. They can be used to support the replacement of a single missing tooth or a complete functional set for individuals who have lost many of their teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
When teeth are lost, ongoing shrinkage of the jawbone occurs making the face look older. Dental implants can stop this for happening. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.
Dental implants eliminate the pain and discomfort of removable full or partial dentures. Since dentures sit on top of the jawbone and gums, continuous shrinkage of the jaw bone alters the fit of the denture resulting in slipping or rocking of the dentures. Exposed nerves and irritation of the gum tissue may add to the discomfort.
Implant supported replacement teeth are like natural teeth because they are anchored securely to your jawbone.
Gum irritation and the pain associated with conventional full or partial dentures are eliminated.
No matter what is your question about dental implants may be please let us know. We’ll be delighted to answer your questions and explain more as necessary.