HAVE YOU LOST A TOOTH DUE TO DECAY?
Disease or an injury can leave you with an unsightly gap. The answer for you may be dental implants! Dental implants are tooth roots made of metal which are placed into the jawbone to provide a strong base for false teeth which can be fixed or removable. Dental implants are substitutes for dental bridges or denture patients who cannot receive treatment due to sore spots or poor ridges.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT SMILE FOCUS TODAY
Consult with an expert periodontist about getting dental implants. Dental implants provide strong support for false teeth, dentures and bridges. Implants do not require surrounding teeth to be filed down or prepared to hold any new teeth in place, improving long term oral health. There are two types of dental implants; endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are implanted in the bone and are the most common ones. A post is attached to the implant in a follow up surgery to which an artificial tooth, denture or bridge is attached. Subperiosteal implants are metal frames attached to the jawbone, below the gums. False teeth are attached to posts fixed to these frames. Since dental implants require surgery which is invasive and can lead to complications, patients are required to be in good general and oral health to qualify
CREATING A FOUNDATION
Dental implants allow for false teeth to be made which are more natural looking and hence make your appearance better, they also do not require any adhesives to be worn since they are attached permanently. Since dental implants are fixed, they offer more comfort in eating and speaking once you get used to them and last a lot longer than removable dentures or bridges.