An Introduction to Dental Implants
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into your jawbone beneath the gums. The implants allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Once the implants fuse to your jawbone, they become a form of stable support for artificial teeth.
When do you need dental implants?
Before dental implants existed, the only options available to people who had lost a tooth were bridges or dentures. Dental implants offer an attractive and comfortable solution for those who have lost a tooth to decay or injury, providing a permanent replacement option that looks and feels like a real tooth.
Who can receive dental implants?
To qualify for implant procedures, you need to have strong and healthy gums and adequate bone strength to support the implant. Besides that, if you opt for dental implants you need to commit to a meticulous oral hygiene routine to ensure the success of the implants.
I. Improved Appearance
Dental implants look and feel like your very own teeth. Since they are designed to be fused to bone, they become a permanent fixture.
II. Improved Speech
Dentures can sometimes be fitted poorly on your teeth and can slip within your mouth which causes mumbling or a slur in speaking. With dental implants, you’ll be speaking like you usually do without worrying your teeth might slip off and embarrass you.
III. Easier Eating
Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants remove that discomfort by functioning exactly like a normal tooth. So you can eat all your favourite foods with confidence and without pain too.
With all the benefits and ease of having dental implants, you might be wondering if this dental treatment is for you. For more information on whether you need or qualify for dental implants, do give us a call at +60 111 111 0660 and schedule a meet up with our experienced dentist for a more in-depth analysis of your dental condition.