For quite some time now you’ve been suffering from missing teeth. Yet, you still have faint memories of the days when you would smile endlessly and were considered the life of the party. But, after you lost your teeth, you also lost confidence. Since then, you’ve been hesitant to take photos, speak in public or eat the foods you love. But, the time has come for a change. You want your old life back, but you’re unsure about which route to take. Your dentist recommends dental implants of Dublin as the best option for returning your smile and confidence to where they should be. Explore several reasons why this is the best route for you.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a restorative dentistry procedure that replaces missing teeth with posts and fixtures that attach to them. The posts are made of titanium, acting as the roots of your teeth, and are surgically inserted under your gums, fusing with the cells in your jawbone. After the fusing and healing (which usually takes a few months), you will then return to your dentist to have either a crown, partial or full dentures attached to the titanium posts.
Why are Implants the Best Option?
There are several benefits of dental implants that overall make them the best option for replacing missing teeth.
- Durability – Dental implants are very durable because of the way they are constructed, with strong titanium, and the way they are inserted into your mouth, fused into your jawbone to ensure a solid foundation and long-lasting application.
- Bio-Responsiveness – One of the main reasons that titanium was determined as the go-to material for implant posts is that it is bio-responsive. The cells in your bones recognize it and fuse with it, which encourages healing and a more cohesive existence.
- Easy Maintenance – Because dental implants function as normal teeth, they are easier to maintain than dentures, which have to be removed, cleaned thoroughly, and allowed to rest overnight. However, dental implants only require the cleaning regimen that you would use with your permanent teeth, which includes brushing and flossing twice a day.
- Aesthetics – You can achieve the look that you’ve been desiring with dental implants, as they restore your mouth and smile to where they once were. Also, they prevent the collapsing of your face that eventually occurs from prolonged tooth loss.
Your dentist understands that this is a major undertaking. That’s why he encourages you to ask questions at your next visit to further become acquainted with the dental implant procedure. Then, when you’re ready, he’ll guide you through the process of recovering that bright light that you’ve been afraid to let shine for years, as you restore your smile and confidence.
About the Author
Dr. Eric Buck holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in zoology from Miami University of Ohio and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He practices at Distinctive Smiles of Dublin and can be reached for more information through his website.