Implant dentistry and the concepts related to it have been successfully used since the 1960’s. Over the last few years implant dentistry has become increasingly popular as more and more people are opting to improve their appearance, confidence, and smile with a permanent solution to tooth loss.
Many patients who have lost one or more teeth believe that the only option for them is a removable appliance such as a dental partial or full-mouth denture. These options may replace missing teeth but often can be uncomfortable causing slipping and sores or require messy adhesives. The result can leave patients feeling embarrassed. Dental implants can restore your confident smile with a natural look, feel, and secure fit.
A dental implant is an artificial root made out of titanium that replaces one or more missing teeth. They are individually crafted to the needs of the patient. For a single tooth replacement, one implant is placed with a custom made crown that is attached with a connector piece. The result is a natural looking tooth that functions exactly as your own tooth once did. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses. When multiple teeth are missing dental implants can be strategically placed and used to support an implant bridge, partial, or denture for a secure and permanent fix.
Dental implants are one of the most reliable dental treatments available today. The success rate is as high as 99% according to the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. However, not every person may be a candidate for dental implants. Some general health and lifestyle factors can affect the success of dental implants such as uncontrolled diabetes and smoking. You also must have good oral hygiene and have enough supporting bone. None of these conditions completely rule out dental implants. Your dental professional at Axiom Dentistry of Little Village will evaluate your individual needs and may provide solutions such as bone or tissue grafts.
Dental implants are an ideal solution for those who no longer want to struggle to maintain deteriorating teeth, or who are tired of the discomfort of trying to chew with poorly fitting bridges and dentures. White, healthy teeth are a sign of a healthy body. Our smile adds a great deal to our social value. No matter how young or old we are, missing teeth make living and enjoying life difficult. If you are suffering from decaying or missing teeth contact Axiom Dentistry of Little Village and begin the process of improving your quality of life with dental implants.