Implants – Applications & Procedure
If you’re missing one or more teeth, we highly recommend looking into dental implants at Apex Dental. This tooth replacement method is praised for its excellent success rates and for the wide range of options that it offers.
A dental implant consists of a titanium-based cylinder that is used to replace the root of a missing tooth. Additional parts are placed on the dental implant after a period of time, which allows your dentist to add a crown (cap) to the tooth. Dental implants are highly useful for supporting full or partial dentures, as they will improve both their retention and stability.
Compared to other tooth replacement techniques, dental implants offer far more benefits. Here are just a few of the advantages of choosing dental implants over options such as fixed bridges or removable dentures:
Benefits of Dental Implants
When compared to fixed bridges and removable dentures supported by other teeth or gum tissue, implants offer numerous advantages:
1. Increased esthetics:
Dental implants look very natural and realistic. This is because they are placed directly in the gum, just as a regular tooth is.
2. Lowered chances of bone resorption:
When you lose a tooth, the bone structure that previously surrounded it slowly recedes. Inserting a dental implant into that space delays the speed of bone resorption by a significant amount. In addition, it stabilizes the remaining tissue.
3. Improved denture retention:
If you’re looking to support your full or partial dentures, implants are a great option. Dental implants will keep your dentures in place. If desired, your dentures can be completely stabilized using a group of implants and special screws.
4. Preservation of natural tooth structure:
Applying a dental bridge often requires your dentist to destroy existing tooth structure while creating room for the bridge. Dental implants, however, are independent units and do not have any negative impact on surrounding teeth.
Most patients are approved for implants as long as they possess adequate bone mass. In order to determine if you’re eligible for a dental implant, simply call the office at Apex Dental to schedule a consultation. We’ll generally conduct an x-ray and CT scan to make sure you have enough bone available for an implant. In addition, we’ll use these tests to determine the size and type of implant you require.
For more information about dental implants, please call our office.