Life with Dental Implants
Dental implants are the favored tooth replacement option because they provide a beautiful aesthetic and restored oral function. They’re very low maintenance, too.
The dental implant itself is not visible because it is placed in the jaw. Restorations like crowns and prosthetics like dentures and bridges are fixed to abutments on implants. These restorations and prosthetics can be constructed from lifelike materials so that they perfectly mimic the feel and appearance of teeth. With white restorations/prosthetics and dental implants, you can enjoy a very natural looking and healthy smile.
Dental implants make it possible to enjoy your favorite foods with confidence and ease. Items like steak, apples, and corn aren’t off-limits. Your replacement teeth will not slip or slide nor will they keep you from speaking clearly.
The reason dental implants are so stable is because they are embedded right into the jawbone – where the roots of teeth once were. Bone will fuse to the structure of implants to hold them in place indefinitely. Since the jaw holds implants in place, patients enjoy greater biting force when eating, making it possible to enjoy a number of food items, including things that are crunchy, chewy, or fibrous.
Caring for dental implants is easier than many folks might think. This tooth replacement method is not removable, so overnight soaking or cumbersome adhesives are not necessary.
People with dental implants can brush and floss as they normally would. Some patients invest in water irrigators – particularly if they have dentures or bridges attached to their implants. A water irrigator can ensure that the gingiva underneath prosthetics is free of debris.
Dental implants can make life after tooth loss much more enjoyable. Call DeSanti Family Dentistry to reserve a tooth replacement consultation with our implant dentist.