WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Permanent solution for tooth loss
Dental implants represent a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth.
With the help of dental implants, we can fully remedy toothlessness and thus strongly improve chewing and speaking abilities as well as restore a beautiful smile. Implants can also serve as carriers of a fixed dental bridge or denture.
Let’s see some commonly used teeth replacement treatments:
Dental Bridges –
Fixed bridge or dental bridge is an option to replace one’s missing tooth/teeth. Of course, it’s the sufficiency of adjacent teeth structure that would mainly be required to support such artificial teeth.
This restorative teeth prosthesis will also require to scratch down adjoining teeth. This may trigger indirect (some damaging) effects on teeth enamels too. In this treatment, everything goes well except the part when the preparation for support is performed. In this procedure, there may also go something very exposing for adjoining teeth resulting in future need again for replacement if supportive portion is harmed.
Bridges can last for the periods of approximately 10-12 years. They may then require another spell of replacement too.
Dentures are the removable teeth restorative prostheses. They can be either partial or full dentures. A person with one or several or all teeth missing can go for them. Their placement will usually depend upon the support that other teeth in jaws can provide to them as well as the support by sufficient gum and jawbones. They can be moved when not in used.
Advantages of dental restorative surgeries
The reason why one should go with filling the space (in place of lost teeth) is mainly to avoid any further damage to adjacent teeth from bending down due to an empty space created therein. Bone resorption is also a process that can be taken care well enough. in that, the loss of teeth may lead to bone shrinkage time by time resulting in jawbone loss.
Therefore, these artificial teeth are simply going to support neighboring teeth as well as bones.