A dental implant is an important oral treatment provided here at Classic Smiles, as an option for dental loss. While the aesthetic factor is one of the greatest concerns of our clients, we strive to provide not only the best aesthetic but also the best long-term solutions to last a lifetime.
Whenever there is a missing tooth, you should schedule an appointment with our office right away to check out the extent of the problem. Many people put off dental implants for fear about the procedure, belittling the importance of a fast solution. However, it is an effective solution that can be very beneficial to many people.
Why You Need Dental Implants as Fast as Possible
Problems like bone loss, shifting teeth, chewing difficulty, and even speech problems like unintentional whistling, slurring or lisping are possible outcomes if you deny yourself the correct treatment. Only one year after the tooth is missing, your jaw may enter an advanced state of atrophy, losing density and deteriorating hastily. The treatment for that is a bone grafting procedure, and it is much more painful and expensive than Dental Implants.
Dental Implants may seem expensive and bothersome but forgoing them is the worst option. If you don't get used to your new bite (and chances are, you won't) the constant biting of your tongue and cheeks might make you go back and forth to the dentist, enduring a lot of pain and wasting precious financial resources.
The best way to lose fear or anxiety is to understand how the procedure is done. The most common kind of Dental Implant is quite simple: the root is replaced with surgical metal posts that are screwed through the alveolar socket and into the bone, and the crown is replaced by an artificial one. The modern materials used for artificial teeth grant a perfect look and feel, so you need not worry about adaptation. It feels better than missing teeth, that's for sure!
Types of Dental Implant
Like any surgery procedure, the best type of Dental Implant may vary according to specific features of your mouth. The initial evaluation is of utmost importance and doing it with one of our specialized professionals is the best way to make sure you get the best Dental Implant available.
The main types of Dental Implant are the Subperiosteal and the Endosteal. The Endosteal is the procedure we described earlier, with a titanium screw-like implant attached to the jawbone. This is by far the best method, but only people with healthy jawbones may undertake it. If that is not your case, there is always the bone augmentation procedure to rebuild unhealthy or insufficient jawbone.
If you chose to go with the subperiosteal option, know that these dental implants are very safe and work just as well. Instead of a metal post screwed to the jawbone, the teeth are attached to a metal frame placed under the gums.
Every dental implant used at our office is made exclusively for the patient for a perfect fit. Along with the health benefits, your self-esteem will have an upgrade, and we are going to make sure your smile looks as good as new. Laugh and smile more than ever with our exclusive dental implants! Get your phone and call Classic Smiles at (407) 378-0139 to schedule your appointment and evaluate what is the best option for you.