What You Need To Know About Implants – A Patient’s Guide
Dental Implants have been around for more than 50 years now.
If you have diseased or missing teeth, and your gums and bones are relatively healthy, dental implants are usually the best option. Compared to other older solutions like dentures and bridge work, today’s latest implants are a permanent solution with many advantages.
- Look better with your new smile. Our body is quick to detect missing teeth. And when it does, it will think that your jawbone is no longer necessary and hence will begin to dissolve it away. With dental implants in place, you prevent deterioration of your jawbone. Your face will also look healthier and brighter as you get to reduce appearance of wrinkles.
- Regain self-confidence. Smile and laugh when you want to. Eat food you want to eat. Participate in physical activities. There’s nothing to be ashamed of about your smile. The replacement teeth look natural and people you talk to may not even notice you’ve received dental work.
- Keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime. Dental implants offer a lifelong solution to missing teeth. They don’t compromise health of adjacent teeth. Plus, they stay in place and are easy to keep clean too. Brush and floss as you do for your natural teeth and of course don’t forget your routine dental visits.
But like any surgical option, the success of your implant procedure depends on many things including the skill of your surgeon, the implant system itself, and you the patient.
This Guide covers the most important considerations when deciding if implant surgery is for you, and how to make the best decision possible when selecting your implant provider.