Have you been considering getting a dental implant to replace your missing tooth? That’s a great choice, as implants are known to be the best tooth restorations that offer a few amazing benefits. In comparison to their alternatives, such as dental bridges and dentures, implants are far more sought-after, owing to their excellent features. Here’s how you can benefit from getting a dental implant.
When the dentist extracts your natural tooth, it will be removed entirely along with the tooth root. Sometimes, a small fragment of the jawbone will also be removed during the extraction, which can lead to gradual bone deterioration. If it isn’t treated at the right time, this can result in a change in facial shape and loosening of teeth from their sockets. But, placing an implant in the jawbone allows it to hold the bone structure intact and prevent deterioration.
When a natural tooth is removed, it creates space for the adjoining teeth to drift or move from their orthodontically right positions. This can alter your bite and lead to malocclusion. When an implant is inserted in the place of the missing tooth, it fills the gap entirely and keeps the adjoining teeth from drifting.
Implants are made from highly strong and durable materials such as Titanium and dental-grade ceramic. They do not wear significantly with regular usage, as the rate of wear of the ceramic crown is similar to that of the natural enamel. You can bite and chew food without worrying about the implant getting damaged. However, we suggest not to open bottle caps or plastic bags using the prosthetic teeth as this can damage them. With optimum care, they last for several years without any hassle.
The reason we use dental-grade ceramic to fabricate the crown is its customizability. It can be made to mimic the exact appearance of the natural teeth in terms of color, contour, and texture. Even if anyone takes a closer look at the prosthetic teeth when you talk or smile, they wouldn’t be able to distinguish it from the adjoining teeth. Such will be the aesthetic finishing we offer.
Reach out to us either on-call 408-275-0768 or by scheduling an online appointment, and we’ll be happy to guide you further.