In Village Dental Medicine we do everything to save every single tooth of our patients, but there are still situations when people suffer teeth loss, which may happen due to tooth decay, gingivitis or injury. For the longest time the only available option in such cases was dental bridge or dentures, but nowadays we have dental implants, which we believe are the best solution in these situations.
Dental implants are artificial teeth roots, which provide strong foundation for permanent teeth that are made matching your natural teeth. The success rate of dental implants may vary, depending on the place of implants placement on the jaw, but in majority of cases it’s up to 98% success rate.
As any other kind of treatment, implant treatment will start with careful examination of your mouth and teeth, after which doctor will make customized treatment plan for you. Depending on your situation, several options may be offered. One implant and a dental crown can replace one missing tooth. If several teeth are missing, implant-supported bridges are required to replace them. If all the teeth are missing, an implant- supported full bridge or denture will be able to replace them.
Dental implants are a great know-how in the dentistry since they look like and feel like person’s own teeth. Because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent in your mouth. With the help of the implants you won’t experience any speech problems, like mumbling with poor-fitting dentures. Since implants become part of you, you won’t feel any discomfort or irritation wearing them. You’ll be able to eat any kind of food without experiencing any pain. Esthetic effect is also a positive one since implants will look like your natural teeth or even better and improved smile will make you feel good about yourself. Implants are very durable and with appropriate dental care may last a lifetime.