Teeth aren’t something most people think much about — until they’ve lost them. After tooth loss, suddenly all you can think about is whether or not your denture is going to fall out when you laugh, if a gap is showing when you smile, or how you’ll eat a big steak for dinner.
If you’ve tried tooth replacement methods that just haven’t worked in the past, you’re probably searching for a better solution. Or maybe you’ve already given up hope of ever finding help. We hope neither are true, because there is an answer for loose, ill-fitting tooth replacements.
Your dentist in Dublin offers dental implants to complete your smile once and for all!
All About Dental Implants
Each tooth is made out of two parts: the visible crown and its supportive root structure. Dental implants are the only whole-tooth replacement option that give you back both the tooth’s crown and its root. The comprehensive method promotes better stability and oral health over a lifetime, as the prosthetic roots bring blood flow and nutrients to the jawbone.
Dental implants may take up to 12 months to complete. The first phase is a surgical procedure in which each implant post is inserted beneath the gum line. Over the course of four to six months, the dental implant(s) fuse together with the jaw bone to provide unmatched stability for the tooth replacement that is affixed on top.
Dental implants can support a single crown, a fixed or removable bridge, or a complete denture. Unlike a denture or other prosthetic, they can last a lifetime with proper maintenance.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry
There are a number of advantages to choosing dental implants — and anyone who has dealt with a loose, uncomfortable, or ill-fitting replacement can see the difference implant dentistry can make.
Just some of the benefits of dental implants include…
- Mimic the natural tooth structure
- Promote better oral and overall health
- Stabilize dentures with no need for adhesive or creams
- Allow you to eat what you like
- Speak without lisps or whistles
- They can be expected to last for life
But Are They Right for You?
Patients should be in good oral and overall health to undergo the procedure for dental implants. Health conditions that affect the immune system may mean you’re ineligible for this replacement option.
Even if you’ve been living with an ineffective tooth replacement for a while, it may not be too late for dental implants. Your implant dentist will evaluate your jaw to determine if it is healthy enough to support the posts. If not, a bone grafting procedure can help to build up volume for a healthier implant environment.
Let’s Discuss Your Eligibility This Month!
If you are in need of a high quality and stable tooth replacement, we urge you to learn more about dental implants in Dublin. It’s the only comprehensive solution available for one, two, or an entire row of missing teeth. Request an appointment today!