If you are unhappy with your appearance due to missing teeth, then you will probably want to get them replaced. The most common way of replacing teeth is using false teeth. These can be put inside your mouth and look just like real teeth. But another option that might be worth thinking about is dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are similar to false teeth, but rather than being temporarily fixed to your gums they are permanently fixed. Dental implants cannot be removed. They are screwed directly into the jaw bone.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits of dental implants over standard false teeth. They will be just like a real set of teeth. There’s no need to worry about using adhesives to secure the dentures into your mouth. Dental implants will also last a long time and improve your quality of life.
How are Dental Implants Fitted?
Dental implants can be fitted by a dentist who is experienced in fitting implants. The dental surgeon will make an incision in the gum to expose the jaw bone. Holes are drilled into the jaw bones and the titanium root of the false tooth is fixed directly to the bone.
Titanium is used due to its strength and the fact that it doesn’t cause any irritation or harm to the gums. When a dental implant is fitted it will look and behave just like a real tooth.
When your dental implants are fitted the dentist should be able to explain how you can care for them.
Caring for Dental Implants
The beauty of dental implants is that they are fairly easy to care for. They can be brushed as normal when you are brushing your real teeth. Your dentist will be able to take care of the dental implants at your routine dental checkups.
Regularly brushing the teeth twice a day should be enough to keep the implants in good condition.
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are quite a large investment, so you will want to make sure they last for as long as possible. As long as dental implants are looked after properly then they will last for a very long time. They are made from hard-wearing materials and have titanium fixings.