Whether you lost some or a vast majority of your teeth due to accident, gum disease or some other cause, you want to fill up that space. You may be leaning toward getting dental implants over dentures, but you want to be absolutely sure that you’re making the right choice. It’s natural, you want to research as much as possible into something that will affect the most important part of your face – your mouth, which allows you to communicate with everyone. The state of your teeth play a big part in your confidence levels and you do not want to have buyer’s remorse much later on .Here are three things that you should know about dental implants.
The Implant Screws Will Fuse To Your Jaw
This process is not one that can be done rapidly – it’s done over the course of months. First your dentist will, after ensuring that your jaw has enough bone mass to house the implant, will insert titanium screws into the areas with holes.Those act as roots for the replacement teeth. It’s done in a very sterile environment, so there is no risk of infection. Then you will have to wait for a few months to allow the implants to fuse with your jawbone. Normally, if you’re missing a tooth, your body will realize that there’s no root. The screws imitate the root and it allows your jaw to then fuse with it like it would a normal tooth – which then lets it anchor the replacement tooth, which is screwed on – though some bigger sets can snap onto the screws. There was an advancement called All on Four where an entire top or bottom row of implants can snap onto four screws.
The Implants Will Act Like Natural Teeth
One big complaint that denture wearers have is that they need to purchase adhesive to keep their dentures in place. Also, they need to remove the dentures nightly and soak them to keep them clean. That can wind up costing a lot of money… plus they have to worry about the dentures slipping out or becoming ill-fitting over time. They can’t chew food normally for fear of the dentures slipping out. People with dental implants don’t have to worry about that. It’s like having a natural tooth and, especially if you buy a premium brand, they are much more durable than dentures. Also, if you get implants, you can save the surrounding teeth, whereas if you get a bridge, your dentist will have to cut part of your healthy teeth to make room.
The Implants Have A High Success Rate
Titanium dental implants have been around since the 1950’s and they have a really good history of lasting for a long time. You won’t have the same concerns that you might with dentures, which can crack, often at the worst times.
If you need dental implants, Acadia Dental in Frederick can take care of you. They have affordable implants as well as premium ones. There is an in-house dental lab so the wait is minimized. If you have any questions, you can contact them on here or call them at (240) 513-2455.