A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are ideal for patients with good dental health who happen to have lost a tooth due to issues such as periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are natural-looking and feeling and under proper conditions, such as placement by a diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Here are the common issues:
- Replacing one or more teeth
- Supporting a bridge and reduce the need for a partial denture
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable
Types of Implants
Endosteal (in the bone): Most commonly used type of implant. Screws, cylinders or blades are surgically placed into the jawbone.
Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework
If you still aren’t sure if you should move forward with a dental implant, just know that there are many advantages to getting dental implants:
Esthetically dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often happen with bridgework and dentures.
Neighboring teeth are not changed to support the implant as with a bridge. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.
Dental implants are secure. You don’t have to worry when speaking or eating. No messy pastes and glue. You will go about your daily routine with confidence and comfort.
The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
Dr. Clarence Kegler II proudly serves Suwanee and all surrounding areas.