Dental Implants: The Better Solution To Lost Teeth

Dental Implant

Dental ImplantDental implants replace tooth roots. When an extracted tooth needs replacing, dentists can add implants to provide a sturdy foundation for the replacement teeth. The dentists at Glenlake Dental Care highlight several benefits to using dental implants.

The Types of Dental Implants

There are two types of dental implants, including endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. Dentists place endosteal implants directly into the jawbone and do a second surgery to connect a post to the implant once the gums have healed. On the other hand, dentists insert subperiosteal implants in a single operation. They are closer to the surface, just above the bone. The frame fixes onto the jawbone as the gums heal.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

1. They feel like a regular tooth

Dental implants allow artificial teeth to firmly attach to its foundation, preventing problems such as movement or slipping of the dentures.

2. They make eating easier

Since implants stabilize dentures, they prevent the artificial teeth from sliding even while eating. This prevents problems with chewing certain types of food that may cause conventional dentures to slip out.

3. They make speaking easier

Missing teeth, as well as ill-fitting dentures, can cause a person to mumble or mispronounce some words, making it difficult for others to understand them. With the implants in place, a person can speak without constantly worrying that his teeth would slip.

4. They are convenient

This is especially true when compared to removable dentures. With implants, the user does not need to remove the replacement teeth to clean them.

5. They are durable

Implants do not need constant replacing as they are very durable. They can last years to a lifetime with the right care.

Tooth loss is a problem many people face – whether the loss is due to tooth decay or injury. With implants, replacing these lost teeth has a more permanent and hassle-free solution.