About Dental Implants

Dental Implants The Next Best Thing To Natural Healthy Teeth

When the natural teeth are compromised or falling out, the damages are so severe it destroys the roots. When this happens, the bone supporting and surrounding them starts to deteriorate. This effect is called bone resorption. When bone resorption occurs, it makes a face fall into the mouth, and it compromises the entire facial structure. This leads to drastic changes in the appearance of the face. A witch-like face is formed when the lower face shrivels up, and the lips fold in to create deep contours around the mouth, which also form marionette line. The changes are so harsh they make a person look horrible and twenty years older than their actual age.

The more the tooth is lost, the more severe and quicker the bone loss. Within few years, bone loss can become very severe for those missing all their natural teeth. This will make it extremely difficult for them to wear removable dentures and partials because there is little bone support left for them.

For this reason, it is very important to make a replacement for the tooth root with a dental implant and not just the crown; the visible part of the tooth. The dental implants or the natural tooth roots are buried in the bone and which preserve the bone. The bone and the implants form a bond and functions as the natural root of the tooth. Therefore, it provides a permanent and solid foundation for biting and chewing.

Dental Implants: Are the Best Care for Replacing Missing Teeth

For most people a missing tooth is a dental problem. The gap of the missing tooth can be seen whenever you open your mouth to eat smile or speak. Apart from it being embarrassing, it affects people's confidence, overall health, and quality of life. Missing teeth compromise a person's speech, appearance and eating habit. In addition, the condition leads to abnormal shifting of other teeth, bite problems as well as loss of bone in the jaw. It also leads to resorption (melting away of the jaw bone), makes the nose to point downward, causes the cheek bones to collapse/fall inward and it also increases the wrinkles and widow lines which all lead to premature aging, and it depreciates the rate at which you smile.

The viable treatment option for replacement of missing teeth is the dental implant, and it is now known and referred to as the "standard care" for the replacement of failing and missing teeth. They act as a substitute root for the tooth while the natural tissue in the bone bonds with the implant forming a stable foundation for replacement of the permanent teeth. The permanent teeth feel, function and look like the natural teeth. Dental implants preserve the bone by providing the simulations that the natural tooth roots used to provide. It also helps in maintaining the integrity of the facial structure.

The advantages of having dental implant treatment are far better to other traditional treatment procedures. A dental implant does not call for securing a partial denture to the natural teeth that are adjoining the implant with clasps, which can eventually affect the natural teeth and cause it to loosen or cause serious damages to the gum line nor does it require grinding of adjacent teeth to create a bridge. With other traditional treatment, similar or same actions are needed. Therefore, people are not spared from the problems and troubles associated with the traditional false teeth.

The permanent solution to missing teeth is the dental implants. The dental office; Arlington Dental at Arlington Texas continues to replace missing teeth with implant supported fixed bridges at an outstanding success rate. Whether one, few or many of your teeth are missing, the dental implant specialists at Arlington Dental will provide the right service to replace your missing teeth. With the use of tissue management technique and the latest advanced materials that will be used to replace your teeth, you will regain the lost quality of life, the smile and your self-confidence.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is the replacement of the natural tooth portion of a missing tooth with a small titanium device that looks like a screw without the head. Titanium is a material readily accepted by the body because of its strength and because it is made up of biocompatible materials. Titanium is also used in orthopedic implants like for hips and knees. Because of the high biocompatible properties of the titanium, living bone tissues in the jaw adheres to the surface of the implant itself, which allows the implant to bond with the bone. Dental implants can be placed in either the lower or the upper jaws. The result of the bonding of the implant and the jawbone creates a perfect anchor for a replacement of a full set of teeth or a new replacement tooth. Implant teeth are stable, worry-free, permanent, pain-free and strong.