Showing off your smile when you have damaged or missing teeth can be embarrassing. You may not smile much around others or even want to look in the mirror with a toothy grin. This is no way to live life. Life should be one that is happy, and laughter and smiling should be a big part of it.
To help you with your smile, we would like to tell you more about dental implants. Many people with the same oral problems decide on dental implants because it makes their smile beautiful and their confidence high. It also helps them eat foods that they couldn’t before because they have strong, functional teeth.
All About Dental Implants
Artificial tooth roots are manufactured to place in your jaw. The root will hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
There are two types of dental implants:
1. Endosteal – This dental implant is placed in the bone. Screws, cylinders or blades are placed in the jawbone to keep the tooth in place. Implants can hold one or more teeth.
2. Subperosteal – This dental implant is placed on the bone. The metal framework is placed on top of the jaw and the posts come through the gum. That’s what holds the prosthesis. This type of implant is best for people who cannot wear dentures because of they have minimal bone height.
Candidates for Dental Implants
You must have enough bone in your jaw to hold the implant. In addition, your gums must be healthy for dental implants. Your dentist will check for periodontal disease before advising that it is a good idea to get them.
About the Procedure
You will first have a consultation with the dentist to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. He will be able to help you decide which type of implant is best for you. You may only need to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of them.
The dentist will be able to provide you with more expectations for your procedure at the consultation.
After the Dental Implants
Once you have the dental implants, it’s important to keep them clean and healthy. This means brushing and flossing daily along with regular dental visits.
Contact Your St. George Dentist for More Information
We would be happy to help you with this option. We have been helping many of our patients with their dental implants and it’s a pleasure to help them in this way. For more information about dental implants to improve your smile, contact us today.