Dental Implants have been used for centuries to provide people with a functional and practical solution to missing or damaged teeth. With today’s advanced dentistry technology, dental implants are stronger and look more natural than ever before.
If you and your dentist have decided that dental implants are the best option for you, your dentist will explain the procedure to you so you know what to expect and give you the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
The Day of Procedure
What to expect:
On the day of your procedure, your dentist will clean and prepare the space where your new dental implant will be. Then your dentist will securely fit a titanium screw into the bone to anchor your new tooth. This strong titanium screw is specifically designed for dentistry surgeries.
Once the screw is firmly embedded in the bone, your dentist will attach your new tooth to the screw. It is designed to fit the space and match the color of your natural teeth so that it also looks and feels natural.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
1. Dental implants are more comfortable than dentures
If you have several teeth to be replaced, your dentist may design a bridge for the missing teeth that will be anchored with two or more dental implants. Most patients find that the strength and stability of a bridge anchored by dental implants feels more comfortable than dentures.
2. Freedom to eat comfortably with no slipping
In fact, many patients have discovered that dental implants are more comfortable than dentures or fixed bridges. Dental implants fit better than dentures and you don’t have to worry about them slipping like dentures. They also provide you with the ability to chew a variety of foods, including those you couldn’t eat if wearing dentures.
3. Natural look and feel
Dental implants also look more natural than dentures and for many people, this is important as well. The condition of our teeth often has something to do with our level of confidence in ourselves and in social situations. Many patients agree they have more confidence after getting their dental implants.
Contact AZ Perio today to discuss your options and see if dental implants are right for you.