Missing teeth do represent a problem, and you should not allow too much time to pass between the moment of the extraction/loss of the tooth, because the jaw bone will lose its density.
If there is not enough jaw bone mass present, the dentist cannot even fit dental implants without a painful bone grafting being needed. The dental implants represent the best restoration for missing teeth, from both a functional and an aesthetic point of view.
Even though dental implants are much more expensive than dental crowns for example, it is definitely worth the effort because you will get a lifetime warranty.
Dental implants represent the most stable restoration
Dental crowns or bridges can easily slip and move within the mouth. This is quite discomforting, and you will not be able to enjoy your food, or you won’t be able to smile without worrying that your dentures might slip within your mouth.
A dental implant replicates perfectly the root and the crown of the tooth, and it will be extremely stable within the mouth. There is no way a dental implant can move from its place, or slip while you are chewing your food.
Dental implants help preserving the biological bone
When the roots of your teeth are lost, you need a replacement. The best replacement is represented by the dental implant, which will be inserted into the jaw bone and it will fuse nicely with it.
Thus the jaw bone will not deteriorate further, and you will have a strong and healthy tooth replacement structure.
The dental implants are made of medical titanium posts and within a very short time (a few weeks) these will fuse with your biologic bone.
The crown of the tooth is made of the finest porcelain, and thanks to this the tooth will look perfectly natural both in consistency and in color. The restoration of the teeth with dental implants always happens custom design for each and every patient, so this will help recreating the most natural set of teeth.
Dental implants as a replacement for ill fitting dentures
Nowadays, the dental implants are also used in order to stabilize the dentures which are ill fitting within the mouth of the patient. The dental implants will become the main anchor points for the denture, and thus the denture will be fitted and stabilized perfectly.
Therefore, the patient will be able to speak, eat and chew properly without worrying that the dentures will slip or move within the mouth.
With dentures fitted with the help of anchor implants, the patient will also not experience irritation in the gumline, swelling and other such side effects generally associated with the wearing of the regular dentures.
Regular checkups are of primordial importance
If you get dental implants, or dentures that are fitted with the help of anchor implants, it is extremely important to respect the regular checkups. The dentist is going to make sure that the restored dental crowns are staying in place, and that they do not become loose.
Also, the dentist will check if the bite of the patient is correct, ensuring that the patients can eat and speak naturally without being hindered by complications caused by an ill fitting or moving denture.