Posted by SOUTH FRIENDSWOOD DENTAL ASSOCIATES on Feb 25 2021, 10:43 AM
Dentistry finds dental implants as one of the most effective ways to treat a missing or decayed tooth. Dental implants are screw-like structures that are inserted into your jawbone to look like natural teeth. They are highly desirable for those who wear dentures, have bridges or decayed teeth. Unlike dentures or fillings, dental implants ensure to enhance your overall look and make it easier for you to follow a general oral routine.
We know you might be scared after reading the implant structure but don't worry. We will guide you and tell you everything you need to know about dental implants.
Working of Dental Implants
The design and durability of dental implants make them highly successful.
- Other than that, the following reasons make them desirable:
- They are fixed in your jawbone and hence become stable and look like natural teeth.
- If a denture or bridge is mounted on the implant, it will stay in place without hampering your daily activities.
- They are supported by your jawbone and hence allow you to eat and speak at ease.
- The implant is covered with a crown which gives it a natural and distinguished look.
- The most important aspect of implants is when the implant is installed. No adjacent teeth are disturbed.
- Unlike dentures, implants allow the jawbone to function and grow naturally.
Cons of dental implants
- However intricate and well-researched a device could be, there will still be some cons attached to it. The same goes for dental implants too.
- You can get an implant only when you have a healthy jawbone and you are healthy enough to endure the treatment.
- Apart from that, to enjoy the implant for a long time, you need to visit the dentist regularly. Along with that, diligent oral hygiene needs to be practiced to keep the implant healthy.
- Most of all, implants can be a little more expensive than other treatments.
Well, you can see the benefits overpowering the cons of the implants. For the procedure and the cost of getting an implant, consult your dentist as these vary from patient to patient.