How do dental implants work?
Are you curious how exactly dental implants work? We’re here to explain …
Once a dental implant is inserted and crowned, the dental implant is the best replacement for a natural tooth. A dental implant can replace one or several missing teeth. Over time the jaw bone will adhere to the implant, making the implant just a s strong as the original tooth root. There is no visible different between an implant and a natural tooth.
Any adult with good health and oral hygiene is typically a candidate for dental implants. As long as good health and oral hygiene are maintained, the implant should last just as long as any natural tooth.
If you have a bridge or partial denture, you may notice that they become loose over time. This is because when a tooth is extracted the bone that one surrounded that root begins to shrink. That bone shrinking will over time loosen the bridge or partial denture support structure.
There are several benefits to inserting dental implants for bridge(s) and/or partial dentures:
- Increase the longevity of the bridge/partial denture.
- Strengthen the bone that has begin to deteriorate.
- Prevent further deterioration of the bone tissue near healthy roots.
- Stronger foundation for bridge/partial denture.
You can use several dental implants together to create a bridge or multiple teeth can be supported on a number of dental implants. You do not necessarily need one implant per tooth missing.
If you would like to make an appointment to learn more about dental implants, or to discucss any of your dental concerns or questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call us on 01772 717316.