Everyone wants a healthy smile and thanks to advancements in dentistry, there are many ways to get it. So if you’re looking at your options for restorative or cosmetic dentistry, then you’re probably already come across dental implants.
We take a look at what dental implants are and what the benefits of having them are.
Choose a reputable dentist
When it comes to choosing the right dentist for your treatment, be sure to choose a well qualified and experienced dentist. Don’t be tempted to fall for ‘too good to be true’ offers. If you have already received treatment and aren’t happy with the results then you can find a medical malpractice attorney who can help you.
What is a dental implant?
Perfect for replacing damaged or missing teeth, dental implants are in two parts. The first is a metal post that is placed in the jaw where it fuses to the bone. The second is the crown which is attached to the post.
They look like the real thing
Dental implants are indistinguishable from real teeth. They can be made from a variety of materials and are custom color matched to your existing teeth. Your dentist will make moulds of your existing teeth to ensure that they fit in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
They can replace multiple teeth
The versatility of implants means that you can replace a single tooth, a number of teeth or even the entire mouth if required. You can choose from a single tooth to a bridge or a full set of dentures.
They last a long time
With the proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. You should continue to take care of your teeth and gums in the usual way.
They are cost-effective
While implants may be more expensive at the outset of treatment, when taken across the lifetime of the implant, they are actually more cost-effective than other forms of treatment. Veneers and crowns need to be replaced on a regular basis which can really add to the costs.
They act like normal teeth
Once the implants are installed and healed, then you can use them exactly as you would normal teeth. You aren’t restricted by what you can eat or say. You can feel confident.
They are easy to care for
Before your implants are fitted, your dentist will make sure that the rest of your teeth and gums are healthy. Once you have your implants then you don’t need to do anything other than care for them as you would your other teeth. A good flossing and brushing routine is key as are regular checkups at the dentist.
It can feel overwhelming when you need to choose which option to choose when it comes to restoring your smile. It is best to consult your dentist first before, they’ll be able to talk you through your options and recommend the best course of action for you.
You’ll have that beautiful smile before you know it.