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Dental Implants Overview. Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental Implants have changed the face of dentistry over the last 25 years. Experience shows, that dental implants are successful treatment alternatives for all age groups. Today we will discuss what are dental implants and why choose them.

Let’s start from the beginning.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant functions as a replacement for the root of a tooth. Like natural roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible under the gum. They are used to support crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth). Implants are made of titanium, because is lightweight, strong and biocompatible, and won't be rejected by the body.

Did you know?

Titanium and titanium alloys are the most widely used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.

Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone, called osseointegration (“osseo” – bone, “integration” – fusion), is the biological basis of dental implant success. That’s because when teeth are lost, the bone that supported those teeth is lost too. Placing dental implants stabilizes bone and prevents its loss. Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural.

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Dental Implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. Dental implants look and feel just like the real deal. Other tooth replacement options can lead to tooth or bone deterioration, and interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.

Can you tell which of these teeth is implant on this photo?Surprise surprise, the 2 front teeth are dental implants!

Replace missing teeth with a long-term solution. Dental bridges often last 5 - 10 years and need to be replaced at some point. In some cases they can lead to additional tooth loss. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. You can live without worrying about your teeth ever again!

Patients enjoy a better quality of life after getting implants. No more need to feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed or worried that your teeth will fall out when you eat, talk or smile. Teeth supported by dental implants will give you your confidence (and basically your life) back.

Maintain your smile and a younger looking face. Yes, we know that dental implants can replace your teeth and give you your smile back. But did you know that they also maintain the contours of your face by maintaining the shape of your jaws? When teeth are lost, the jaw bones begin to deteriorate, almost immediately. This loss of jaw bone can alter the contours of your face. A face without teeth and diminished jaw bone can sag and appear old and wrinkly. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that will also maintain the jaw bone structure allowing you to maintain the natural shape of your face as well as your smile.

No more putting your teeth in a cup. Dental implants will let you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth – not in a cup on your nightstand. Go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning with your smile intact.

Eat your favorite foods! Enjoy the foods you love again without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat almost anything you want and, unlike uncomfortable removable dentures you can once again experience the full taste, texture and temperature of food with dental implants.

Protect your healthy teeth. Replacing teeth with a tooth-supported bridge requires grinding away multiple adjacent teeth next to the missing tooth – thereby permanently damaging healthy teeth in order to replace those that are missing. Dental implants allow your adjacent teeth to stay healthy. They will also help prevent healthy teeth from shifting around which will keep your bite from changing (oh right, we've mentioned that already!).

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