Benefits of Dental Implants
An excellent option for artificial teeth, dental implants help return a damaged smile to looking new and to improve a patient’s self-image. There are multiple benefits to dental implants. While most people have heard about dental implants, they are unaware of how they are placed and what the procedure entails. For those individuals suffering from late stages of gum disease or who have already had extensive tooth decay, tooth loss, or unwanted tooth extractions, dental implants are an excellent choice. Providing the base for all sorts of dental appliances, they are used with crowns, implant-supported dentures, or dental bridges. Once healed, dental implants provide the patient with artificial teeth which both look and feel like natural teeth allowing them to brush and floss them like their own.
Patients are often unaware that their implants can be cleaned and polished just like real teeth at twice-yearly cleanings. They are a permanent part of the patient’s mouth. No dietary changes are necessary, and they do not need to be taken out to be cleaned. They are truly replacement teeth. Any patient with additional questions or concerns should come to our office where we can discuss it with them. We are at Erik P. Cadra DMD and here to offer you the guidance you need.
Dental Implants: The Components
People are constantly being judged by what they wear and how they look so when patients are suffering from extensive tooth loss they are likely having to deal with a lot of anxiety and self-image issues. Dental implants can solve all of those problems by providing an artificial tooth solution. One benefit is dental implants can be shaded and shaped, so they match the original tooth shape and fit well within the patient’s mouth.
While some think dental implants are just a single piece of hardware, they are in fact made up of three distinct pieces. The piece embedded into the jawbone is known as the implant. This is the piece which provides the foundation for the other two components. The second section is the abutment which secures to the implant and provides a foundation for the last component. The final section is known as the crown and is the only part of the implant which is visible.
Placement Procedure for Dental Implants
Taking place over the course of multiple appointments, the initial office visit includes an exam and assessment where the patient’s needs are addressed and a plan for treatment is created. Making use of the latest in available computer technology, the patient can rest assured that the artificial teeth which are computer designed and manufactured will fit perfectly in their mouth. There will be no need to reshape them as is the case with traditional dentures. Patients will not have to worry about having sore areas in their mouths either where the ill-fitting denture plates can rub them raw.
While suffering from any tooth loss is difficult, the choice to get dental implants is not. It provides a great artificial tooth solution for any patient while restoring a patient’s smile. For those having questions or concerns, come see us at Erik P. Cadra DMD. Give us a call at 661-502-6990 to schedule an appointment.