If you experience tooth loss for any reason, a dental implant is potentially the best option for your unique situation. Dental implants are comprised of metal posts, or frames, surgically implanted into your jaw bone beneath your gum line. These metal rods fuse to your jaw bone, essentially becoming a part of the bone itself. The rods then give your dentist the perfect place to mount replacement or false teeth onto. Friedler Dental Group wants everyone in the Guilford and surrounding area to be well informed regarding their dental options including dental implants. Dental implants are a practical and effective solution.
Since dental implants are directly fused to your jaw bone, they provide the perfect support for artificial teeth. They act the root of the new tooth. once you have an implant successfully fused to the bone, you can then mount bridges or dentures to the implants and they will never slip or shift in your mouth as you chew or speak naturally. Bridges in dentures that are mounted to implants feel more natural than conventional dentures and bridges because they essentially have a root like a natural tooth does.
For many people, ordinary dentures and bridges are very uncomfortable and commonly slip, cause sore spots, or gagging. Another advantage to mounting false teeth to a dental implant is that the implant will strengthen the jaw bone. Without the root of the tooth being naturally implanted in the jaw bone, if it is not replaced by a dental implant, the bone will eventually weaken and become easy to break. This can also cause shifting of the teeth.
If false teeth or dentures are mounted to a dental implant, the adjacent teeth do not need to be ground down or prepared in any way to hold your replacement teeth, which serves as another huge benefit.
Dental implants are not for everyone, however. In order to receive them, you must have healthy gums and sufficient bone to support the implant. It is also very important to meticulously care for your dental hygiene to keep the structure healthy.
If you have any questions regarding dental implants, please give Friedler Dental Group a call to set up an appointment today.