The video on dental implants makes a good case for choosing this option over other methods of replacing missing teeth. The technique offers several benefits over other tooth replacement measures, such as a bridge or partial denture. Although dental implants are often more expensive than other tooth replacement methods, they provide a better appearance and service and are better for oral health.
Benefits of Dental Implants
A dental implant offers greater stability when speaking and eating.
Your dental implants will also help to support adjacent teeth to prevent further tooth loss. An implant also prevents bone loss that usually occurs from the missing root of a lost tooth.
Understanding the Dental Implant Process
Dental implants consist of a screw-like device that is implanted into the jaw to hold a crown that looks much like the surrounding natural teeth. The screw must be surgically implanted into the jawbone, which requires a sufficient amount of bone available to hold the screw securely. Once the screw device is positioned, it must heal for several months. After the healing period, a crown is placed on the screw that matches the same color and shape of the other, natural teeth.
A dental implant will last for many years, will provide good service for eating and speaking and only requires the care you normally give your natural teeth. Dental implants have provided serviceable tooth replacement for millions of people, with no negative side effects.