A dental implant is a small screw that is fitted inside your jawbone. This screw is meant to replace the root of a tooth that has been lost due to decay or injury. A dental crown is then attached to the dental screw, resulting in a fully restored tooth.
What are Dental Implants For?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth that have been lost. Doing so can produce many benefits for patients:
- Improves appearance of your teeth – Dental implants can restore your smile’s appearance by filing the gaps that once lacked teeth.
- Restores function of teeth – Dental implants can comfortably help restore your teeth to function regularly, from eating and chewing, to speaking.
- Permanent solution to missing teeth – Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants provide a more permanent solution to replace missing teeth. Implants do not need adhesives or metal frameworks to remain attached to the jawline.
- Easy maintenance – Care for dental implants is easy; they can be treated just like your natural teeth when it comes to regular dental hygiene and maintenance. This includes regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
Due to advances in dental implant technology, we are now able to replace partial sets of teeth with only 4 dental implants. Instead of individually implanting prosthetic teeth, we can place four sections of implants to restore a full top or bottom row of teeth.
All-On-4 dental implants are a highly sought after alternative to regular dentures. This is due to the fact that these implants are a more permanent solution to replacing large sets of teeth. In addition, the implant is made from titanium, making it easy for All-On-4 implants to fuse to the jaw bone; this makes it easy for you to adjust to the implants quickly, without the discomfort.