Dental care has improved and progressed a lot over the years. Despite this, a lot of people lose their teeth due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injuries. For a long time, the only treatment option for such people was to get bridges and dentures. However, now denture implants are a new option for replacing missing teeth.
What are Denture Implants?
Denture implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a firm foundation for fixed or removable false teeth that have been made to resemble your natural teeth. It is a surgical fixture that is put into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with it over a few months’ time. A denture implant is the closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth because it can stand on its own without impacting the nearby teeth and is very stable. Most denture implants are made of titanium, which allows them to fuse with bone without being identified as a foreign object by the body.
Benefits of Denture Implants
The benefits of denture implants are as follows:
Denture implants look and feel like natural teeth. Because they fuse with bone over time, they are a permanent solution.
If dentures are not fitted properly, the teeth can slip causing you to have a lisp while speaking. Denture implants do not have danger of slipping, thereby not affecting your speech in any way.
Denture implants gradually become a part of your body and therefore are not as uncomfortable as removable dentures.
Dentures that slip and slide make it difficult to eat. Denture implants work like natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy any kind of food.
Denture implants improve your smile and give you that much needed self-confidence.
Improved Dental Health:
The nearby teeth do not get affected in any way for denture implants, so they are left as they are, improving long term dental health. Denture implants also allow better access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Denture implants are quite durable and last for many years. If you take good care of them, they can last you all lifelong.
Denture implants do away with the inconvenience of having to remove dentures and having to use messy adhesives to put the dentures in place.
How Do You Get a Denture Implant?
Here is how you get a denture implant:
- You need to get a personal treatment plan with your dentist. The plan outlines your specific requirements and is prepared by a team of dentists who have special training and experience in dental surgery and restorative dentistry.
- The tooth root implant, which is made from titanium, is then put into the bone socket of the missing tooth. The jawbone gradually heals and grows around the denture implant, fixing it securely to the jaw. This process can take from 6 to 12 weeks.
- After the denture implant has fused with the jawbone, a small connector post, known as an abutment, is attached to the denture implant to securely hold the replacement tooth. The dentist will take impressions of your teeth and create a model of your bite, to create the replacement tooth.
- The new tooth, known as a crown, is then attached to the abutment.
How to Care for Denture Implants
Remember that it is not enough to just get a denture implant. It will require the same care as your real teeth. So you need to brush and floss regularly. Also keep using anti-bacterial mouthwash and go for regular dental check-ups.
Denture implants are a convenient way to keep your teeth looking great and add that zing of self-confidence to your dazzling smile.