Dental implants replace lost teeth, including the lost tooth root. The structure of a dental implant is like that of your natural teeth, which means that it can look and function just like your natural teeth. Eat all the foods you enjoyed before, and smile a wide smile knowing your tooth will always be in place. If you care for them just like you should your natural teeth, dental implants can last a lifetime.
If you have lost a tooth and want to learn whether dental implants are right for you, please call 336-765-2921 or email Robinson Dental Studio today.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are fast becoming the most popular tooth replacement option, and with good reason. Dental implants are the best option for replacing your teeth because they:
- Look just like natural teeth
- Support themselves—they don’t rely on your natural teeth
- Support your jaw and gums
- Allow you to eat a full and varied diet, including raw fruits and veggies
- Require no special care
- Can last a lifetime
- Are right for most people
These benefits make dental implants the best of a number of good options for tooth replacement. Dentures without implants don’t support themselves and don’t support your gums and jawbone. They also may not allow you to eat a full diet. Dentures also have to be removed for cleaning—and sometimes for eating—which can be a nuisance.
Dental bridges are fixed in your mouth, but they’re supported by dental crowns on neighboring teeth, which means that they’re not as strong as dental implants, and may not last as long.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are made up of two parts: the root and the crown—just like your natural teeth. The root, which is made of titanium, which is not only strong, it’s compatible with your bone. Your bone actually grows around it, fastening it securely in your jaw. On top of the implant root we place an attractive dental crown. This looks just like your natural tooth.
This is what allows dental implants to last a lifetime. Once they are integrated into your jaw, they will stay there as long as your jawbone stays. Sometimes, the dental crown may break and need to be replaced, and dental implants are vulnerable to gum disease, just like your natural teeth.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Another benefit of dental implants is that most people can get them. The ideal candidate for dental implants:
- Is missing one or more teeth
- Has good bone at the implant site
- Is in good oral and general health
- Is a nonsmoker
But, with the exception of missing teeth, none of these are strict requirements and we can often work with people who are less than ideal to get great results.
The best way to learn whether you are a candidate for dental implants in Winston-Salem is to contact Robinson Dental Studio today for an evaluation.