Must-Knows about Dental Implants

Dental Implant ProcedureDo you feel bothered by your missing teeth? Do they make your speech slur or chewing difficult? Perhaps, it’s about time that you try dental implants. Murray has a number of practices that offer this treatment, so it's only a matter of choosing one that's more convenient for you.

Still, before you begin, below are some important facts that you should know:

  • Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth.

When you lose a tooth, you’ll find a void. That is where your dentist will place your implant. Once in contact with the bone, a new tissue grows to create a natural bond between the bone and the implant. Without it, you will lose jaw bone and density.

  • A general dentist can assess if you need dental implants.

Before getting an implant, you must see a general dentist to assess your oral and dental condition. After which, they make a diagnosis and refer you to the proper specialist who will perform the necessary procedure on you.

  • Implants protect healthy teeth.

One popular teeth replacement option is a dental bridge. A portion of the adjacent teeth used to be cut to ensure proper balance. But with dental implants, your dentist can now place the crown on the implant itself without bothering the adjacent teeth. The teeth remain healthy, giving support to the jawbone and other dental fixtures you may have.

  • You can have your implants customized.

Implants have a natural look and feel. They fuse with the bones exactly like real teeth. You can smile your heart out; nobody will notice that you had your teeth done.

  • Dental implants function like your natural teeth.

With dentures, you take special care when eating as they may slide when chewing. But with implants, you can eat anything with no effort. You feel no pain as you bite into and chew the food.

Good oral and dental hygiene not only prevent certain diseases but also help you keep your teeth as you grow old. For your oral needs, don’t hesitate to seek the assistance of reputable dentists.