Dental implants have grown in popularity and transformed the field of cosmetic dentistry ever since the first dental implant was placed in a human patient in 1965. Several dental implants, like the All-on-4® Treatment Concept and 3-on-6 dental implants, are now available for every type of patient, enabling people worldwide to smile big.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are devices placed into an individual's mouth to replace the root of a broken or damaged tooth. They provide a sturdy foundation for permanent or removable teeth that resemble natural teeth.
According to Dr. James Krippaehne and team, many individuals confuse dental implants with dental crowns. However, a dental crown only replaces the top layer of the teeth, whereas dental implants are used when dentists wish to replace an entire tooth.
Who Might Benefit From Dental Implants?
Individuals with severely damaged or missing teeth might benefit from dental implants. The dentist might advise you to have dental implants if you have tooth loss due to factors like:
|| Periodontal disease
||Congenitally missing teeth
||Tooth root fracture
Benefits of Dental Implants
Some major benefits of dental implants include the following;
Tooth injuries, cavities and fractures can cause significant discomfort to an individual and be severe enough to disrupt one’s daily life and keep them from efficiently fulfilling everyday tasks. Dental implants allow patients to be comfortable once again.
One or several missing teeth can negatively impact an individual's appearance. Dental implants can help restore an individual's cosmetic appeal by allowing them to regain their smile.
Enhanced Self-Esteem and Confidence
A missing tooth can negatively impact a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Dental implants can be a solution for individuals who might be having difficulty feeling confident due to missing teeth.
Improved Ability to Chew
If you have had an injured or damaged tooth, you know how uncomfortable it can be to chew. Individuals with missing teeth may also have trouble chewing since having several missing teeth may impair their ability to chew properly.
When one has more than a few missing or poorly fitted teeth, it might be difficult for them to speak properly, causing a lisp or a slur. Dental implants do not move inside the mouth while you speak and allow individuals to speak how they would with an entire set of natural teeth.
Improved Gum and Jawbone Health
If you do nothing about your missing teeth, the jawbone and gums surrounding the location of the missing teeth will gradually deteriorate. Dental implants can help keep the gums and bones around a lost tooth healthy.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have missing teeth or severely damaged teeth, West End Dental can provide high-quality dental implants and can help you restore your comfort, confidence and smile. You can schedule a consultation with us and learn more about dental implants by calling (503) 446-2957.