Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed permanently in the jaw so an artificial tooth can be placed. The implants can replace a single tooth, a segment of teeth or even a full arch of teeth. Dental implants are the ideal dental solution for regaining your natural tooth function and appearance. As dental implants have been around since the 1950s, you can imagine they’ve improved drastically over the years to appear as natural as possible.
There are many reasons why patients choose dental implants. Dr. Steven Lieber and the team at Periodontal Health Center weigh in on the benefits of dental implants.
Dental implants hold the closest resemblance to natural teeth. They are indistinguishable from natural teeth and can replace missing or damaged teeth.
Unlike false teeth or dentures, dental implants become a permanent part of your smile. Once they are in place, they require the same care as natural teeth. There is no worry that dental implants will fall out of your mouth as dentures sometimes do.
Dental implants are strong. They provide the same biting force and durability of natural teeth.
Any type of implant requires continued at-home oral care (brushing and flossing) as well as regular visits to the dentist. For many, it is a second chance at caring for teeth following any past negligence.
Although permanent and strong, dental implant restorations can be replaced and fixed as needed. If an emergency occurs such as a crack or split, a new porcelain crown can be screwed or cemented in. The artificial root remains in place, and the price of a replacement is much less than the price of the original implant procedure.
"Our Periodontal Health Center team will determine if you are a good candidate for implants. Dental implants require healthy gums, sufficient bone height and sufficient jaw space to secure the implant. We are here to assist you with a healther, more confident smile when you choose to visit us," says Dr. Steven Lieber.
Request an appointment online if dental implants sound right for you, or if you’d like to hear more information.