Have you ever considered implants? My friend’s mother just got implants and she’s never been happier. I’m talking dental implants!
Have you ever heard of a dental implant? They are a fairly new technology that has made life so much easier for so many dental patients. An implant is attached directly to your jawbone and works just as a real tooth would. Implants are perfect for people missing one or more teeth or people who struggle with uncomfortable dentures or partials because implants are just like real teeth.
Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for people who have suffered with ill-fitting dentures or partials. People with uncomfortable dentures often complain that they have difficulty chewing or even speaking properly. Implants act and feel just like your own natural teeth so you can eat and speak easily and naturally without worrying about your dental work shifting or moving inside of your mouth.
An implant feels and looks like your own natural teeth because it’s inserted beneath your gums. It starts with a small sturdy titanium post placed into your jawbone. Once the bone in your jaw has grown around the implant, it acts like the root of a natural tooth. Next, a crown, bridge or over-denture is put in place and then voila! With your new implant, you will have the stability and comfort a natural tooth would have. Being directly attached to your jaw, your implant will never shift in your mouth as a denture or partial could therefore making speaking and chewing so much easier.
You may want to consider a dental implant in order to:
- Replace one or more teeth
- Provide support for a partial denture
- Improve the support and stability of full upper or lower denture
- Enhance chewing comfort
- Gain confidence while smiling, talking and eating
- Improve appearance
- Regain overall confidence
Many dentists are able to provide their patients with a dental implant right in their office. Although you will be numbed and comfortable during the procedure, you can opt for sedation such as IV sedation or nitrousoxide. You will discuss all of your concerns and your dentist will completely explain the procedure at your consultation appointment. A consultation would be your first step to determining whether or not a dental implant could enhance your smile and life.
Dental implants require the same maintenance as your natural teeth. This means brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist for cleanings and examinations. How long has it been since your last visit to the dentist? If you have dentures, it might have been a long time.
Even if you have full dentures, it is still important to visit your dentist regularly and have your mouth checked for other conditions such as oral
If it’s been longer than six months since your last cleaning appointment, please call your dentist today to set up your next visit. If you’ve struggled with an uncomfortable or poorly fitting denture or partial, ask your dentist if a dental implant could benefit your smile.
Bright Side Dental is a dental group with locations in Sterling Heights, Livonia, Canton, and Royal Oak, Michigan. Visit www.BrightSideDental.com.