Replacing damaged or missing teeth is now possible with dental implants from Brigham City Smiles. In the past, patients had to rely heavily on bridges and dentures to replace their missing teeth, but advances in dentistry have made implants possible. Modern implants look, feel and function just like real teeth. Each missing or damaged tooth can be permanently replaced by anchoring the replacement implant into the jaw itself. Dental implants look and feel like the real thing, helping patients to avoid the route of partial or full dentures.
What Are Implants And Why Should I Consider Them?
Dental implants are a surgical replacement device for missing teeth. Typically a metal material such as titanium is inserted and fastened directly into the jaw, acting as an anchor for the crown (prosthetic tooth). Once this implant is in place, the crown is then attached to the implant either via cementing it in place or by a retainer screw.
Dental implants are usually an option for:
- Replacing a missing tooth – an implant and attached crown can replace it and look just like the real thing.
- Replacing several missing teeth – an implant and bridge can replace missing teeth.
The benefits of implants:
- Improved appearance & comfort – implants can look and feel just like a real tooth, boosting self-esteem.
- Improved chewing & overall eating – everyday activities like chewing will become easy again.