Why Dental Implants?
Many patients seek dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth, but also prevent jaw bone atrophy. In addition, a good dental implant is expected to last a lifetime. Because of this, it’s a great way to invest in your future dental health. Getting an implant here also means you can receive the highest quality care.
Implants replace missing teeth for a result that looks and feels natural. They are metal posts that are surgically positioned in your jawbone beneath your gums so your dentist can mount replacement teeth onto them. These posts fuse to your jawbone so they provide a very sturdy base.
For many patients, bridges or dentures are uncomfortable due to sore spots or ridges. Whereas bridges require the teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth, the advantage of implants is that the surrounding teeth don’t require preparation. The metal post can be added without disrupting surrounding teeth.
If you think implants could be a good choice for you, you need to have healthy gums and jaw bone to support them. Once the implants are in place, you need to practice meticulous oral health practices to ensure the implants stay clean.
There are two ADA approved implant methods:
- Endosteal implants – these are surgically implanted into the jaw. After the gum surrounding the implant heals, a post is attached to the original implant in a later procedure. Finally, an artificial tooth is attached to the post.
- Subperiosteal implants – a metal frame is fitted onto the jaw bone just below the gum tissue. The frame becomes fixed to the jaw as the surrounding gum heals. Posts attached to the frame protrude through the gums, and artificial teeth are attached to these posts.
At Paradigm, we have decades of experience perfecting our dental implant procedures. You also don’t need to take the time to find someone other than your general dentist. You may qualify for dental implants if you have missing, broken or badly decayed teeth and are in good overall health.
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